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Location within the

Coordinates: 6°52′0″N 124°45′0″E / 6.86667°N 124.75000°E / 6.86667; 124.75000Coordinates: 6°52′0″N 124°45′0″E / 6.86667°N 124.75000°E / 6.86667; 124.75000

Country  Philippines
Region Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Province ]]
Barangays 7
 • Mayor Lorena D. Mangudadatu
 • Total 699.50 km2 (270.08 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 38,106
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code
Dialing code
Income class 4th

Buluan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Maguindanao, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 38,106 people in 4,955 households. It currently serves as the provisional capital of Maguindanao after the brutal Maguindanao Massacre and which the former capitol, Shariff Aguak is controlled by the Ampatuan Clan, the rival family of the Mangudadatus. The legislative building is now located at the Sultan Kudarat municipality.


Buluan is politically subdivided into 7 barangays.[2]

  • Digal
  • Lower Siling
  • Maslabeng
  • Poblacion
  • Popol
  • Talitay
  • Upper Siling
  • Dilag
  • Salendab
  • Malangit
  • Tumbao
  • Kayaga
  • Tenok
  • Kalman


Buluan used to comprise a vast area surrounding Lake Buluan when it was created as one of the municipalities of Cotabato on August 8, 1947 by Executive Order No. 82 of Pres. Manuel Roxas.[3] On August 3, 1951, the municipality of Tacurong was created out of its southwestern portion.[4] In 1961, its southeastern portion was separated to form the municipality of of Cotabato on,[5] six years later its southern portion was made into the municipality of Lutayan.[6] It was made part of the province of Maguindanao on November 22, 1973,[7] at the same time ceding its western coast of Lake Buluan to create the municipality of President Quirino,[8] which was made part of Sultan Kudarat province. Its northern portion was made into the municipality of Gen. S. K. Pendatun on April 7, 1991.[9] Its area was further divided on December 30, 2006, when two more municipalities were created out of its territory namely: Mangudadatu and Pandag, losing 8 barangays to each of the two new towns,[10] effectively losing its Lake Buluan coastline to the former.


External links

  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • 1995 Philippine Census Information
  • 2000 Philippine Census Information
  • 2007 Philippine Census Information
  • Local Governance Performance Management System
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