Rural Development Report Volume 3

Abstract:

Mindanao is blessed with good agro-climatic endowment. It is rich in mineral resources particularly gold, copper, and nickel, as well as limestone. The Land area is about 10.2 million hectares (ha). It comprises a large mainland as well as the island provinces of basilan, Camiguin, Sulu and Tawi-tawi, and the island city of Samal. Mindanao has a population of almost 20 million in 2004, of which some 68% reside in the rural areas. Of the total population, some 20% are Muslims, 5% Lumads, and 75% descendants of Christian Immigrants from Luzon and Visayas.

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Source InstitutionWorld Bank
Source URLhttp://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2011/07/04/000356161_20110704062108/Rendered/PDF/630240WP0Rural00Box0361499B0PUBLIC0.pdf
Page Count138
Place of PublicationPasig City
Original Publication DateDecember 1, 2005
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