Photo: Sunrise In Jolo Island
Sunrise in Jolo.
Jolo is located in the southern Sulu Archipelago, approximately halfway between Zamboanga on Mindanao Island and the Malaysian state of Sabah. Jolo has an area of 894 sq. km (345 sq. mi). A volcanic island, Jolo contains a number of extinct volcanic cones. So the island is truly a garden paradise of white beaches with crystal clear water and lush green mountains. The area is noted for its pearl fisheries. The town of Jolo, the capital and largest town of Sulu Province, is located on the northwestern coast. In the late 1800s, the island became a Spanish protectorate. The United States seized control in 1899 after winning the Spanish-American War in the Battle of Manila. In 1903, Jolo became a part of the United States and was established as a province. The province was later renamed Sulu Province.
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