For ither uisses o Jolo, see Jolo (disambiguation).

Jolo (Tausūg: Sūg) is a volcanic island in the soothwast Philippines. It is located in the Sulu Airchipelago, atween Borneo an Mindanao, an haes a population o approximately 300,000 fowk.

Jolo
Native name: Sūg
Geografie
LocationSootheast Asie
AirchipelagaeSulu archipelago
Major islandsBasilan, Jolo, Mapun (Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi), Tawi-Tawi
Aurie869 km2 (336 sq mi)
Heichest elevation811 m (2,661 ft)
Admeenistration
Philippines
MunicipalitiesIndanan, Jolo, Kalingalan Caluang, Luuk, Maimbung, Old Panamao, Panglima Estino, Parang, Patikul, Talipao
Lairgest settlementJolo (pop. 87,998)
Demografics
Population447,700 (2000)
Pop. density515.6 /km2 (1,335.4 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupsBanguingui, Bajau, Suluk/Tausug

Jolo is the name o the toun on the island which serves as the caipital o the province o Sulu an aw, athin the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Aboot a third o the island's population live in the municipality o Jolo.

The island is pairt o the Jolo Group o volcanoes, an conteens numerous volcanic cones an craters, includin the active Bud Dajo cinder cone.

ReferencesEedit

  • "Jolo". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.

Coordinates: 5°59′N 121°08′E / 5.983°N 121.133°E / 5.983; 121.133