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Bounded on the east by Davao Del Sur, on the north by Malapatan, Sarangani Province, on the west by South China Sea, and to the south is Sarangani Bay. It has a total population of Eighty Three Thousand Fifty One (83,051) as of May 1, 2000 ( Source: National Statistics Office, Population Census ). The terrain of Glan is characterized by flatlands, rolling hills and mountains. Most land areas have been converted to agriculture and fishponds.

WORLD CLASS BEACHES & RICH FISHING GROUNDS

Many foreign and local tourists flock to the area during summer because of its world class beach resorts. The sorrounding waters, particularly in Gumasa, Baliton and Margus areas are rich fishing grounds. As many as 2,400 species of marine animals have been found in the bay. The dominant catch include yellowfin tuna, shipjack, and mackerel.

LANGUAGE/DIALECT? NO PROBLEM !!

The people of Glan is a mixture of people of various regions. Cebuano is the most widely spoken language in the area, followed by English and Tagalog.By the way, Glan can be reached from Manila and Cebu by airplane going to General Santos City and a 45 minute drive from the airport.

CLIMATE

Rainfall in Glan and in the province is evenly distributed throughout the year. Heaviest rainfall occurs from June to August. The driest months are March, April and May. November to January are the coolest months of the year.



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