General Santos City is the southernmost city in the Philippines and serves as the regional center for commerce and industry of the Soccsksargen region. It is geographically located within the province of South Cotabato but administered independently from it.
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General Santos City
General Santos City lies at the southern part of the Philippines. The city is southeast of Manila, southeast of Cebu and southwest of Davao.
It is bounded by municipalities of Sarangani Province namely Alabel in the east, and Maasim in the south. General Santos is likewise bounded by the South Cotabato municipality of Polomolok and Sarangani Province municipality of Malungon in the north, and the municipality of T'boli in the west.
General Santos City is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.
General Santos is the 15th-most populous city in the country with 594,446 inhabitants, as per 2015 census
There are two major languages spoken in the city, with Cebuano being widely spoken and being used by the local media outlets in the city (television, radio, and newspapers) followed by Ilonggo, which is used mainly by settlers who came from the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, North Cotabato and Maguindanao, as well as immigrants from the provinces of Negros Occidental, Iloilo and Guimaras.
Tropical wet and dry climate. It is considered to be one of the driest places in the Philippines, even with a less pronounced dry season.
Agriculture and fishing.