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  Mindanao - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mindanao is the second largest island in the Philippines and one of the three island groups in the country, with Luzon and Visayas being the other two.
To the west of Mindanao island is the Sulu Sea, to the east is the Philippine Sea, and to the south is the Celebes Sea.
The region encloses the Davao Gulf to the south and includes the island of Samal in the gulf, and the Sarangani Islands further to the south.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mindanao   (964 words)

 Encyclopedia: Mindanao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Jolo is an island in the southwest Philippines.
Davao City is one of the most important cities on the island of Mindanao, and is the largest city in the Philippines in area, and the largest city in the world.
Categories: Islands of the Philippines Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Mindanao   (3454 words)

 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Mindanao @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The island is indented by several deep bays and has a large western peninsula, the Zamboanga or Sibuguey Peninsula.
Its main rivers are the Mindanao (known as the Pulangi in its upper course), c.200 mi (320 km) long and navigable by small steamers for c.40 mi (60 km); and the Agusan, c.240 mi (390 km) long.
Mindanao lies below the typhoon belt, and its climate is more favorable than that of Luzon to the north.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1E1:Mindanao&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (608 words)

 PAFID - Philippine Association For Intercultural Development
Mindanao is the 2nd biggest island in the Philippine archipelago.
As a land of paradox, the richness of its natural resources contrasts with brutal poverty: 14 of the 20 poorest of the poor provinces in the Philippines are in Mindanao, with the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao or ARMM registering the highest poverty incidence and the lumad areas exhibiting the lowest literacy rates.
The Mindanao situation mirrors the sad state of a society where the balance is always tipped in favor of the interests of a select few.
www.iapad.org /pafid/Interactive_minda1.html   (337 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Mindanao montane rain forests (IM0128)
Mindanao generally is south of the typhoon track of the storms that usually hit the northern Philippines from July to November (Dickinson et al.
The islands of Leyte, Samar, Dinagat, and Bohol were combined with the lowland rain forests of Mindanao Island to form the Mindanao-Eastern Visayas Rain Forests [IM0129].
In Mindanao we used the 1,000-m contour from the DEM (USGS 1996) to delineate the montane forests from the lowland forests.
worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0128_full.html   (1935 words)

 Mindanao - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com
Mindanao is a staging ground for such terrorist groups as Abu_Sayaf and Jemaah_Islamiyah that undermine the more moderate and nationalistic aspirations of independence seekers like the Moro_Islamic_Liberation_Front (MILF).
To the west of Mindanao island is the Sulu_Sea, to the east is the Philippine_Sea, and to the south is the Celebes_Sea.
The region encloses the Davao_Gulf to the south and includes the island of Samal in the gulf, and the Sarangani_Islands further to the south.
www.indexsuche.com /Mindanao.html   (787 words)

 H 807 Islands
This instruction sheet presents the general principles to be followed in establishing as subject headings non-jurisdictional islands and island groups and in assigning names of islands and island groups in geographic subdivision practice.
Qualify those individual islands or island groups that lie near a land mass and are under its jurisdiction, as well as those individual islands that are part of a jurisdictional island cluster.
If the island is part of an island group and is generally associated with the group, divide entities on the island through the group.
www2.hawaii.edu /~chopey/H807.htm   (1121 words)

Mindanao, the most southern point of the Philippines, is the second largest island group in the archipelago and a nature lover's paradise.
The province stretches from Davao City in the north to Sarangani Island in the south and is bounded by the province of Davao (formerly Davao del Norte) in the north, the Celebes Sea in the south, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato in the west and the Davao Gulf in the east.
It is composed of sandy beaches and outlying islands, agricultural plains and valleys, rainforests, swamps, rolling hills and mountains.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /asia/philippines/about_destin/mindanao.html   (692 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Blast rocks Philippines airport
Davao city, about 1,000 km (600 miles) south of Manila, is the largest city on the island of Mindanao, and has a largely Christian population and a reputation for relative calm.
Mindanao island is mired in factional fighting, with government troops clashing regularly with Muslim separatist rebels.
Mindanao was also hit by a major power cut on Tuesday, for the second time in a week, amid rumours of a suspected sabotage by guerrilla groups.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/2817729.stm   (378 words)

Southernmost Philippines Island, second largest in the archipelago, and southern most part of the country.
Originally slated to be the first island liberated by American forces, instead Leyte was selected, and the liberation of Mindanao became the last assault of the Philippines campaign.
Regiment of the 40th Infantry Division landed at the Bay, at the north of the island at the Sayre Highway unopposed on May 10, 1945.
www.pacificwrecks.com /provinces/philippines_mindanao.html   (1403 words)

 deseretnews.com | WWII over? Japanese soldiers found | Deseret Morning News Web edition
GENERAL SANTOS, Philippines — Two men believed to be former soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army have been found on Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines, the Japanese Embassy in Manila has reported.
The embassy sent three officials to the southern Mindanao city of General Santos on Friday to meet the two men to determine whether they were Japanese stragglers.
Mindanao Island is racked by an insurgency led by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
deseretnews.com /dn/print/1,1442,600137358,00.html   (627 words)

 Cooperative Breeding by Rufous Hornbills on Mindanao Island, Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This pattern of nest attendance by feeding groups may minimize the duration of disturbance at the nest, reducing the chance of revealing the nest to preda- tors.
Mindanao Rufous Hornbills develop from a fl bill with a low, humped casque in juvenals to an ivory bill with a prominent, red, anvil-shaped casque in mature adults (see Hachisuka 1934).
I observed breeding activity at two Rufous Hornbill nests on the island of Mindanao, Philippines: one at Mt.
elibrary.unm.edu /sora/Auk/v110n04/p0933-p0936.html   (4312 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Mindanao-Eastern Visayas rain forests (IM0129)
This ecoregion features lowland and hill forests on a number of large Philippine islands that, though currently disconnected, were part of one island during the height of the last ice age.
Mindanao and the Visayas were transported across the western Pacific to their present location during the last 25 million years.
The dire situation in the lowlands of Mindanao and Eastern Visayas is highlighted by the contrast in conservation status between the lowland ecoregion and the adjacent upland Mindanao Montane Rain Forests [IM0128] ecoregion.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0129_full.html   (2454 words)

 Mindanao Island Travel Guide, Mindanao Hotels Philippines, filipinos, filipina, mindanao muslim culture ,philippine ...
Mindanao is the second-largest and the most southerly island, with a very different feel from the rest of the country.
Santa Cruz Island has a sand beach which turns pink when the corals from the sea are washed ashore, and is ideal for bathing, snorkelling and scuba diving.
Mindanao's many natural attractions, rich flora and fauna, cultual diversity, and colorful ethnic festivals make Mindanao one of the most exciting tourist destinations in Southeast Asia.
www.lakbaypilipinas.com /mindanao.html   (586 words)

This island is high and broken, like those to the north of it, but, unlike them, its mountains are covered with forests to their very tops, and there were no distinct cones of minor dimensions, as we had observed on the others.
The soil on this part of the island is a stiff clay, and the plants it produces are mostly woody; those of an herbaceous character were scarce, and only a few orchideous epiphytes and ferns were seen.
It is sheltered geographically from typhoons by the mountainous Basilan Island, Sulu Archipelago, Palawan Island, and the main island of Mindanao.
www.zamboanga.com /html/history_zamboanga.htm   (9124 words)

 ICE Case Studies Number 118, May, 2003
The large island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines long had a Muslim majority population with little in common with the rest of the archipelago.
Government-sponsored movement of northern Filipinos to the “Mindanao frontier” is seen by the Bangsamoro as an encroachment on their land, and ownership disputes began to take on religious and ethnic overtones when the frontier was filled to capacity in the 1960s.
Mindanao is among the most natural resource-rich areas of Southeast Asia, and the most well-endowed island of the Philippine archipelago.
www.american.edu /TED/ice/mindanao.htm   (4458 words)

 Mindanao Main Page
The large island of Mindanao and all the smaller islands and islets to the south, including the Sulu archipelago, are home to a diverse culture that cannot be adequately named.
Three of these are on the island of Mindanao: the Maranao around Lake Lanao, the Maguindanao of Cotabato, and the Sanggil of the region further south of Cotabato.
Four groups are in the Sulu archipelago: the Yakan of Basilan Island, the Taosug in Jolo, the Samal in Tawi-Tawi and adjacent islands, and the Jama Mapun of Cagayan de Sulu.
www.seasite.niu.edu /Tagalog/Mindanao_Culture/mindanao_culture.htm   (489 words)

 Mindanao --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
The island is marked by peninsulas and is heavily...
It rises in the central highlands of northeastern Mindanao (island) as the Pulangi and then flows south to where it joins the Kabacan to form the Mindanao.
The population of the Philippines is unevenly distributed, with major concentrations on the Central Plain and the Ilocos coast of Luzon, and on the Visayan islands of Cebu, Negros, Panay, and Bohol.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9372201   (722 words)

 HyperWar: US Army in WWII: Fall of the Philippines [Chapter 28]
Mindanao, the southernmost island in the Philippine Archipelago, has an area of more than 36,000 square miles and is second in size to Luzon.
That island conquered, the remaining garrisons in the Philippines could be reduced at leisure if they did not surrender of their own accord.
With the additional troops transferred from the Visayas, Sharp had organized the island into five defensive sectors: the Zamboanga Sector; the Lanao Sector, in the northwest; the Cagayan Sector, in the north-central portion of the island; the Agusan Sector, in the east; and the Cotabato-Davao Sector in the central and south portion of the island.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USA/USA-P-PI/USA-P-PI-28.html   (10866 words)

 Search Results for Mindanao - Encyclopædia Britannica
island, the second largest (after Luzon) in the Philippines, in the southern part of the archipelago, surrounded by the Bohol, Philippine, Celebes, and Sulu seas.
It rises in the central highlands of northeastern Mindanao (island) as the Pulangi and then flows south to where it joins the...
submarine trench in the floor of the Philippine Sea of the western North Pacific Ocean bordering the east coast of the island of Mindanao.
www.britannica.com /search?query=Mindanao&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (325 words)

 Philippines - Mindanao
Mindanao together with Sulu forms the second largest island group, which is at the southernmost of the country's 11 main islands.
In the agriculture industry, over half of the country's pineapple, corn, coffee, copra, cocoa and abaca (hemp) is produced by the island of Mindanao.
Cradled between the gentle waters of Macabalan Bay and the ancient mountains of Mindanao's interior, this old coastal settlement is the normal jumping-off point for the start of an exciting adventure in northern Mindanao.
www.marimari.com /content/philippines/popular_places/mindanao.html   (475 words)

 HARIAN UMUM SUARA MERDEKA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It is committed to lasting peace in Mindanao and to bring Mindanao to the mainstream of development," Arroyo said.
The pact between Manila and the MILF, sealed after days of intensive talks, raised hopes of peace and development coming to the desperately poor Mindanao island, which is home to the Philippines' Muslim minority.
"Mindanao is an island hungry for development, an island with an enormous desire to move forward.
www.suaramerdeka.com /harian/0108/10/eng1.htm   (618 words)

 island of sulu by Philippine Website Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Jolo is the largest town on the Island of Sulu.
Mindanao Island Group, Sulu Archipelago, Siasi Island, Sulu Sea.
and the island provinces of Sulu and Taw-tawi.
www2.nfsp-philippines.org /pinoypedia/island-of-sulu/index.html   (572 words)

 ipedia.com: Celebes Sea Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
]] The Celebes Sea of the western Pacific Ocean, bordered on the north by the Sulu Archipelago and Sulu Sea and Mindanao Island of the Philippines, on the east by the Sangi Islands chain, on the south...
]] The Celebes Sea of the western Pacific Ocean, bordered on the north by the Sulu Archipelago and Sulu Sea and Mindanao Island of the Philippines, on the east by the Sangi Islands chain, on the south by Sulawesi, and on the west by Borneo.
The border between the Celebes and the Sulu Sea is at the Sibutu-Basilan Ridge.
www.ipedia.com /celebes_sea.html   (399 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Mindanao montane rain forests (IM0128)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Relatively rugged and remote, the mountains on the island of Mindanao are strongholds of survival for threatened forest species.
Although Mindanao lies south of the main typhoon track that hits the Philippines each year, it still receives enough precipitation to have a tropical wet climate.
The vast majority of forests remaining on Mindanao are found in the mountains.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0128.html   (326 words)

 Recent Events in Mindanao
Violence on the island of Mindanao has dramatically increased recently, with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) intensifying the war against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
Abu Sayyaf terror The 31 Filipinos abducted in March are being kept by the Abu Sayyaf terrorists in the forests of Basilan (southern Mindanao island).
Separate and apart, a vigilante group kidnapped the mother, sister and seven relatives of Khadaffy Janjalani, an Abu Sayyaf leader, in apparent retaliation for the kidnapping of the 31 Filipinos.
www.nispop.org /mindanao.html   (2121 words)

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