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The area of what is now South Cotabato and Sarangani provinces used to be part of Davao province untilwhen the reorganization of the districts in Mindanao took place, thus it became part of the then-undivided Cotabato province.
Settlers, who would lay the foundation of what would become a progressive province, started trooping down The significant thrust occurred during the term of President Quezon in late s. General Paulino Santos led the first of wave of settlers that time. In the early s as population, trade and industries grew in southern part of Cotabato, a clamor of local self-governance arose.
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Thus, on July 18,South Cotabato was separated from Cotabato as an independent province. These municipalities were established long before the creation of the province.
The biggest municipality is Lake Sebu with a total land area of approximately T'boli is next with an area of The smallest municipalities are Tantangan and Sto. Nino with an area of The municipality of T'boli is also a source of gold particularly in Brgy. The exploration activities of small scale mining companies in the province revealed an indicated reserve of 2.
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Non-metallic resources found in the province include sand and gravel, agri lime, shale, sandstone and jasperoid which are all pegged in millions of metric tons. These municipalties were established long before the creation of the province.
Other component municipalities were constituted after it fully functioned as a province. A total of 18 municipalities have contributed much to the development of South Cotabato being one of the fast growing provinces in the country. The birth of Sarangani Province, conceived from the municipalities of Malungon, Alabel, Malapatan, Glan, Maasim, Kiamba and Maitum has brought changes in the geography and political subdivisions of the province.
That event left South Cotabato with 11 remaining municipalities. Further, on August 16,Republic Act No.
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This marks another milestone in the history of South Cotabato. This is an act that converts the municipality of Koronadal into a component city of South Cotabato.
Rice is also one of the major crops.
Office of the Agriculturist reported that for the yearhectares were utilized for rice production, of which only hectares are irrigated, 45 are lowland, and are upland. Irrigated areas are planted 2. This target was met by the farmers this year because of rice diseases and pest infestation. The record of the Department of Agriculture shows that as ofthe total area planted with asparagus is 1, Farmer growers have access to the export market due to contract agreement with Marsman-Drysdale Agri-Ventures and Tropifresh.
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The surplus are sold in the local market and diversifically used as supplements for cattle fattening. Pineapple fields at Polomolok Vegetables grow well in Barangay Palkan, Kinilis, Maligo, Sumbakil and Koronadal Proper where the climate is cool and the soil is fertile. However, the farmers cannot really produce in large volume due to financial constraints and unstable prevailing market prices of vegetables.
Livestock and poultry production has increased tremendously in the past years.