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Jolo

[haw-law] /hɔˈlɔ/
noun
1.
an island in the SW Philippines: the main island of the Sulu Archipelago. 345 sq. mi. (894 sq. km).
2.
a seaport on this island.

Sulu Archipelago

noun
1.
an island group in the SW Philippines, separating the Sulawesi Sea from the Sulu Sea. 1086 sq. mi. (2813 sq. km).
Capital: Jolo.
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Jolo

/həʊˈləʊ/
noun
1.
an island in the SW Philippines: the main island of the Sulu Archipelago. Pop: 87 998 (2000). Area: 893 sq km (345 sq miles)

Sulu Archipelago

/ˈsuːluː/
noun
1.
a chain of over 500 islands in the SW Philippines, separating the Sulu Sea from the Celebes Sea: formerly a sultanate, ceded to the Philippines in 1940. Capital: Jolo. Pop: 619 668 (2000). Area: 2686 sq km (1037 sq miles)
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Encyclopedia Article for Jolo

island and town, southwestern Philippines. The island, between the Sulu (west) and Celebes (east) seas, is characterized by lush tropical vegetation, many short streams, and several extinct volcanoes, including Mount Tumatangas at 2,664 feet (812 metres). Mount Dajo National Park is a game refuge with an area of 526 acres (213 hectares). Jolo has considerable arable land that supports agriculture (rice, coconuts, cassava, fruits), but the principal economic activity is fishing. The main population centres are Jolo town, Parang, Patikul, and Talipaw.

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