Cotabato City

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Cotabato City, officially the City of Cotabato (Maguindanaon: Ingud nu Kutawatu; Iranun: Inged a Kotawato) is an independent component city in the Philippine autonomous region of Bangsamoro.wikipedia
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Cotabato City, officially the City of Cotabato (Maguindanaon: Ingud nu Kutawatu; Iranun: Inged a Kotawato) is an independent component city in the Philippine autonomous region of Bangsamoro.
Registered voters of the cities of Cotabato, Ormoc, Santiago, as well as all other highly urbanized cities, including those to be converted or created in the future, are not eligible to participate in provincial elections.

Moro Province

Cotabato town was part of Moro Province and of Department of Mindanao and Sulu from 1903 to 1920, when the Empire Province of Cotabato, referred to as "Moroland" by the Americans, was founded with the town as the capital, with Datu Piang as its first governor.
These districts included: Cotabato, Davao, Lanao, Jolo, and Zamboanga.

Kidapawan

Kidapawan CityKidapawan, North CotabatoCotabato Provincial Sports Complex
82 signed by President Manuel Roxas, namely: Kidapawan, Pagalungan, Buayan, Marbel, Parang, Nuling, Dinaig, Salaman, Buluan, Kiamba, and Cabacan, a total of eleven (11) towns added to the previous four towns; the newly founded towns of Kabuntalan, Pikit (conversion as regular municipality), and Glan added up in September 30, 1949.
It thus become the fourth town of the then Empire Province of Cotabato, composed previously of the municipalities of Cotabato (now Cotabato City), Dulawan (later named Datu Piang) and Midsayap.

2019 Bangsamoro autonomy plebiscite

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Despite of this, the city's residents voted for their locality's inclusion in the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region by voting to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law in the January 21, 2019 plebiscite.
The first part of the plebiscite was held on January 21 2019, where voters from the ARMM voted in regards of the BOL's ratification and residents of Cotabato City and Isabela, Basilan voted for or against their cities' inclusion to the proposed region.

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

ARMMAutonomous Region of Muslim MindanaoMuslim Mindanao
The city has traditionally resisted efforts for its inclusion to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao despite serving as the government center of the autonomous region.
The region's de facto seat of government was Cotabato City, although this self-governing city was outside its jurisdiction.

Cotabato (historical province)

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The city used to be part of the original Province of Cotabato and was its capital from 1920 until 1967, a year after the separation of South Cotabato; since then the city was the administrative center of the ARMM when Maguindanao was carved out in 1973.
The province's capital from 1920–1967 was Cotabato City (of the same name) while Pagalungan became its capital from 1967–1973.

Cotabato

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Cotabato City is distinct from and should not be confused with the province of Cotabato.
Cotabato derives its name from the Maguindanao word kuta wato (from Malay - "Kota Batu"), meaning "stone fort", referring to the stone fort which served as the seat of Sultan Muhammad Kudarat in what is now Cotabato City (which the province derives its name from).

South Cotabato

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The city used to be part of the original Province of Cotabato and was its capital from 1920 until 1967, a year after the separation of South Cotabato; since then the city was the administrative center of the ARMM when Maguindanao was carved out in 1973.
The Spaniards launched expeditions to subdue the area throughout the colonial era but they never gained control of the region until the middle of the 19th century after the Spaniards established a military post at what is now Barangay Tamontaka, one of the earliest Christian settlements founded south of the Philippines, in present-day Cotabato City.

Maguindanao

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The city used to be part of the original Province of Cotabato and was its capital from 1920 until 1967, a year after the separation of South Cotabato; since then the city was the administrative center of the ARMM when Maguindanao was carved out in 1973.
The Spaniards launched expeditions to subdue the area throughout the colonial era but they never gained control of the region until the middle of the 19th century after the Spaniards established a military post at what is now Barangay Tamontaka, one of the earliest Christian settlements founded south of the Philippines, in present-day Cotabato City.

Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque

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Cotabato City also hosts the largest mosque in the Philippines, the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid which can accommodate approximately 15,000 worshippers.
The Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Cotabato, is situated in Cotabato City and is the largest mosque in the Philippines with the capacity to accommodate 15,000 people.

Soccsksargen

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However, the city broke off administratively from Maguindanao as it rejoined Soccsksargen in the 1990s.
The province of Maguindanao is situated between Cotabato City, North Cotabato province, and Sultan Kudarat.

Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao

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82 signed by President Manuel Roxas, namely: Kidapawan, Pagalungan, Buayan, Marbel, Parang, Nuling, Dinaig, Salaman, Buluan, Kiamba, and Cabacan, a total of eleven (11) towns added to the previous four towns; the newly founded towns of Kabuntalan, Pikit (conversion as regular municipality), and Glan added up in September 30, 1949. Cotabato is approximately 698.9 nmi from Manila, the country's capital, and is bounded by the municipalities of Sultan Kudarat to the north—with Rio Grande de Mindanao separating the two—Kabuntalan to the east, and Datu Odin Sinsuat to the south. Cotabato City can be reached via Cotabato Airport in neighboring Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.
The municipality hosts the Awang Domestic Airport that serves the province and Cotabato City.

Chavacano

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Tagalog, Chavacano and Cebuano spoken by both Christians and Muslims, as well as Iranun, Maranao, English, and Arabic, are also heard in the city.
The other varieties of Chavacano with Cebuano as their primary substrate language are the Mindanao-based creoles of which are Castellano Abakay or Chavacano Davaoeño (now extinct but was spoken in some areas of Davao), influenced by Chinese and Japanese, and divided into two varieties, Castellano Abakay Chino and Castellano Abakay Japón, and Cotabateño (no longer spoken in Cotabato City).

Parang, Maguindanao

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82 signed by President Manuel Roxas, namely: Kidapawan, Pagalungan, Buayan, Marbel, Parang, Nuling, Dinaig, Salaman, Buluan, Kiamba, and Cabacan, a total of eleven (11) towns added to the previous four towns; the newly founded towns of Kabuntalan, Pikit (conversion as regular municipality), and Glan added up in September 30, 1949.
Several shuttle vans and PUJs provide regular trips to Cotabato City and other municipalities.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cotabato

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It is also the seat of the Archdiocese of Cotabato which serves its Roman Catholic population.
Its cathedral is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Cotabato City, Maguindanao, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) The Archbishop's Palace is at 158 Sinsuat Ave., Rosary Heights, Cotabato City.

Tantawan Park

Tantawan Park is a historical park in Cotabato City.

Rio Grande de Mindanao

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Cotabato is approximately 698.9 nmi from Manila, the country's capital, and is bounded by the municipalities of Sultan Kudarat to the north—with Rio Grande de Mindanao separating the two—Kabuntalan to the east, and Datu Odin Sinsuat to the south.
Population centers along the river include Cotabato City, Datu Piang, and Midsayap.

Sultanate of Maguindanao

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During the same year, the Sultanate of Maguindanao was formally established, with Kota Wato as its capital, and ruled a vast territory in Mindanao from until its total collapse in 1888.

Old Cotabato City Hall Museum

Cotabato Municipal Hall
Old Cotabato City Hall Museum is a city museum fronting Rizal Park Plaza in Cotabato City, Philippines.

Bangsamoro

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Cotabato City, officially the City of Cotabato (Maguindanaon: Ingud nu Kutawatu; Iranun: Inged a Kotawato) is an independent component city in the Philippine autonomous region of Bangsamoro. Despite of this, the city's residents voted for their locality's inclusion in the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region by voting to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law in the January 21, 2019 plebiscite.
Voters in Cotabato City voted to join the new autonomous region while Christian-majority Isabela City voted against inclusion.

CityMall (Philippines)

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Local-based shopping centers like Superama, Sugni, Mall of Alnor, and Southseas Mall have been in competition with the national-based shopping centers like CityMall, Puregold, Robinsons Supermarket and Department Store, Centro Department Store, and SM Savemore.

Regions of the Philippines

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Cotabato City, officially the City of Cotabato (Maguindanaon: Ingud nu Kutawatu; Iranun: Inged a Kotawato) is an independent component city in the Philippine autonomous region of Bangsamoro.

Kutawato Caves

Kutang Bato Caves
Kutawato Caves or Kutang Bato Cave is a cave in Cotabato City, Philippines.

Husky Tours

Husky Tours is a bus company that is based in General Santos City and has direct operations to the cities of General Santos, Cotabato and Cotabato City.

Cotabato Airport

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Cotabato City can be reached via Cotabato Airport in neighboring Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.
Cotabato Airport (Maguindanao: Landing nu Kutawatu) also known as Awang Airport is an airport serving the general area of Cotabato City, North Cotabato and Maguindanao, located in the province of Maguindanao in the Philippines.