Cotabato

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Cotabato
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Cotabato covers an aggregate range of 9,008.90 square kilometers (3,478.36 sq mi) possessing the northeastern tip of Region XII and is midway situated in Mindanao. It is limited on the north by the regions of Lanao del Sur and Bukidnon, on the east by Davao City and Davao del Norte, on the west by Maguindanao and on the southeast by Sultan Kudarat and Davao del Sur. Cotabato is deliberately connected to the major "Blood vessel Road System" that navigates and interfaces the region to Davao City - SOCCSKSARGEN - Cotabato Corridor. The Cotabato through Kabacan - Maramag - Kibawe, Bukidnon Sayre Highway in the interim serves as its connection to the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan City Corridor. Cotabato extends from the east at Mount Apo, which isolates it from Davao, to the Piapayungan Range on its limit with Lanao in the west. Between these good countries is the bowl of the Pulangi River or Rio Grande de Mindanao, the second longest in the Philippines at 373 kilometers (232 mi), which ascends in Bukidnon and streams south to Maguindanao and Illana Bay. The region's fruitful fields are crossed by tributaries of this incredible stream. Cotabato is considered as Mindanao's sustenance wicker container. It is a noteworthy maker of oats, tropical natural products, vegetables, sugarcane, coconut, espresso, freshwater fish and domesticated animals. It is likewise one of the nation's driving makers of crude and semi-handled elastic and mechanical trees, with business sectors in Asia and Europe. Among its real characteristic resources are Mt. Apo, the nation's most elevated crest at 9,692 feet (2,954 m) above ocean level, the Pulangi River which is a noteworthy supporter to Mindanao's watering system framework and hydro-electric vitality, and the immeasurable Liguasan Marsh which not just supplies an abundance of freshwater fish and natural compost yet considered as a conceivable source too of regular gas. Power utility in the region originates from two vitality sources - the NAPOCOR Agus Grid in Iligan transmitted through its Tacurong Substations and the Mindanao 1 Geothermal Power Plant at the foot of Mt. Apo in Ilomavis, Kidapawan City which produces 97 megawatts of power. Power circulation is taken care of by Cotabato Electric Cooperative, Inc. (COTELCO). The territory has a 4,131.32-kilometer (2,567.08 mi) street system interfacing the significant focuses to each other and the peripheral barangays, and correspondence linkage through NDD-IDD, fax, phone and the web is accessible.