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Geographic Location:  Cotabato City lies on the north west portion of Maguindanao, one of the component provinces of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.  It is bounded on the north by the municipality of Sultan Kudarat with Rio Grande de Mindanao as the boundary; on the east by the Municipality of Kabuntalan; on the south by the Municipality of Dinaig with Tamontaka River as the boundary, all of the Maguindanao Province and by Illana Bay on the west.  (See Cotabato City in Google Maps)

Land Area:  The City has a total land area of 17,599 hectares.

Topography:  Its topography ranges from flat, level, very gently sloping to gently undulating to moderately sloping or rolling.  Basically 70% of its total land area is below sea level.

No. of District: 1 (Maguindanao & Cotabato City)

City Mayor:  Japal Juanday Guiani, Jr.

No. of Barangays:  37

Mother Barangay Bagua, Barangay Bagua  1, Barangay Bagua 2, Barangay Bagua 3, Mother Barangay Kalanganan, Barangay Kalanganan 1, Barangay Kalanganan 2, Mother Barangay Poblacion, Barangay Poblacion  1, Barangay Poblacion 2, Barangay Poblacion 3, Barangay Poblacion 4, Barangay Poblacion 5, Barangay Poblacion 6, Barangay Poblacion 7, Barangay Poblacion 8, Barangay Poblacion 9, Mother Barangay Rosary Heights, Barangay Rosary Heights 1, Barangay Rosary Heights 2, Barangay Rosary Heights 3, Barangay Rosary Heights 4, Barangay Rosary Heights 5, Barangay Rosary Heights 6, Barangay Rosary Heights 7, Barangay Rosary Heights 8, Barangay Rosary Heights 9, Barangay Rosary Heights 10, Barangay Rosary Heights 11, Barangay Rosary Heights 12, Barangay Rosary Heights 13, Mother Barangay Tamontaka, Barangay Tamontaka 1, Barangay Tamontaka 2, Barangay Tamontaka 3, Barangay Tamontaka 4, Barangay Tamontaka 5. (See boundaries in our Barangay Map)

No. of Precincts: 509 (with 77,799 voters)

Distance from other major citites/provinces:  It is around 689.9 nautical miles southeast of Manila and is more or less 220 kilometers from Davao City.

Date of Foundation/Establishment:  June 20, 1959 by virtue of R.A. 2364