Sulu

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Dataset Description Data Format Projection Information Data Source Version

Administrative Boundaries

Includes provincial, municipal, and barangay boundaries

ESRI Shapefile (.shp)

WGS 1984, Lat/Long

GADM

2 (2011)

Landsat 7 ETM+  (Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus)

15-m spatial resolution panchromatic band, 3 spectral bands

ERDAS Imagine (.img)

WGS 1984, UTM Zone 51N

NASA

2000

ASTER GDEM (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer – Global Digital Elevation Model)

30-m spatial resolution of province’s bounding box

GeoTIFF

WGS 1984, Lat/Long

ASTER GDEM

2 (2011)

The province covers an area of 1,600.40 square kilometres (617.92 sq mi). Sulu's main island, Jolo, has an area of 868.5 square kilometres (335.3 sq mi), making it the 16th largest island of the Philippine Archipelago by area. The province economic activities are agriculture, fishing and farming. Pearls are extensively gathered and a pearl farm is established at Marungas Island. Handicrafts of sulu are bladed weapons, bronze and brassware, pis cloth, embroidered textiles, shellcraft, traditional house carvings, and carved wooden grave markers.