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Country Philippines
Official Website http://www.gensantos.gov.ph
Island Grouping Mindanao
Region Region XII
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The City of General Santos (abbreviated G.S.C. or Gensan. ; Filipino: Lungsod ng Heneral Santos) is a city in the Philippines. Situated in the southern part of the country, in the province of South Cotabato. It is nicknamed as the "Tuna Capital of the Philippines".


General Santos City lies at the southern part of the Philippines. It is located at 6'7'N 125'°10'E. The city is southeast of Manila, southeast of Cebu and southwest of Davao. The municipalities of Alabel, Malungon and Maasim of Sarangani Province and the municipalities of Polomolok and T'boli of South Cotabato surround the city. Fertile agricultural lands at 17,489 hectares are 32.63% of the city's total land area.


The city has a population of 411,822 as of the 2000 census, making it one of the populous cities in the Philippines.


Climate is favorable. It is outside of the typhoon belt. Dominated by low plain areas and with evenly distributed rainfall, it is suitable for agricultural-based industries.


Philippine Peso (Php) in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1 in pesos and. 25, 10, 5 and 1 in centavos.

ECONOMY There are 59 banks operating in the city composed of 46 commercial banks, 5 savings banks, 1 cooperative and 7 rural banks in 2000. Aside from this, there are 49 pawnshops providing emergency loan assistance and 48 lending institutions.

General Santos City registered 1,505 new medium to large enterprises in 2000. Aggregate investment involved is estimated to be around P 1.899 billion, generating 4,361 new employees. Of the total investments, 76.03% were for social and personal services, 9.77% in wholesale/retail trade business, 4.38% were in manufacturing while the least at 0.02% were invested in mining & quarrying.


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Date  Title  Action
05 Sep 2010  SOCCSKSARGEN’s economic performance decelerates as AFF reverses growth  View
03 Sep 2010  Physical Infrastructure  View
03 Sep 2010  GENSAN as leading producer in the region  View
22 Aug 2010  Eduation in GENSAN  View
22 Aug 2010  Hotels and Accommodations in GENSAN  View
04 Mar 2008  History of GENSAN  View
04 Mar 2008  History of GENSAN  View
04 Nov 2007  Major Product of GenSan  View
22 Oct 2007  General Information on Region XII  View
21 Oct 2007  General Information on Region XI  View
03 Oct 2007  Guide to Banana Producers  View
03 Sep 2010  Festivals in GENSAN  View
03 Nov 2007  Tuna Festival 2007  View
09 Sep 2010  Fisheries Situationer 2010 - 31 Aug 2010  View
31 Aug 2010  Fisheries Situationer 2010  View
22 Aug 2010  GENSAN known as the Tuna City  View
06 Aug 2010  RLC buys GenSan property from SPV for housing dev’t  View
12 May 2008  New market for coal seen  View
25 Sep 2007  Mining, power among investment areas in next week's Mindanao business meet  View
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