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The town of Jolo is situated on the north-west side of the Jolo Island, which is found south-west of the tip of Zamboanga Peninsula on Mindanao island. The island is arranged between the territories of Basilan and Tawi-Tawi, limited by Sulu Sea toward the north and Celebes Sea toward the south. Jolo is a volcanic island, which lies at the focal point of the Sulu Archipelago covering 890 square kilometers (340 sq mi). The Sulu Archipelago is an island chain in the Southwest Philippines amongst Mindanao and Borneo, which is comprised of 900 islands of volcanic and coral root covering a range of 2,688 square kilometers (1,038 sq mi). There are various volcanoes and pits around Jolo with the last known movement (a tremor expected coming about because of a submarine emission from an undetermined area) occurring on September 21, 1897 bringing about destroying tidal waves in the archipelago and western Mindanao. In Jolo, the majority of the inhabitants are in the horticulture business. Farming items incorporate coconut, cassava, abaca, espresso, lanzones, jackfruit, durian, mangosteen and marang. Jolo is the main district in Sulu that does not cultivate ocean growth. Angling is the most imperative industry; generally individuals take part in the enterprises of watercraft building, mat weaving, espresso preparing, and natural product protection. There were distinctive banks working in Jolo and serving the general population of Jolo for their necessities. These incorporated the Philippine National Bank, Metro Bank, Allied Bank, Islamic Bank, Land Bank and Development Bank of the Philippines. Mechanized teller machines (ATMs) are likewise accessible in chose bank offices.