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Gitom Destination Guide

Explore Gitom in Philippines.

Gitom in the region of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is a place in Philippines - some 549 mi (or 884 km) South of Manila, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Gitom is now 03:51 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Manila" with an UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Zamboanga, Tuburan, Tetuan, Talisay City, Siocon or Alicia. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Isla de Sibago and Gitom. We also found some pictures.


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Interesting facts about this location

Japanese destroyer Akigumo

Akigumo was an Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer of the Kagerō-class. Shortly after the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during the early hours of 27 October 1942, Akigumo along with the destroyer Makigumo sunk the heavily damaged and abandoned USS Hornet. US Naval ships had attempted to scuttle Hornet earlier but failed to do so before Japanese naval forces forced the US ships to withdraw.

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Located at 6.77, 122.37 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Ships sunk by American submarines, Shipwrecks in the Philippine Sea, World War II destroyers of Japan

Akbar, Basilan

Akbar is a municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. Akbar Municipality created through Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 193 dated December 20, 2005. It is composed of 9 barangays that were formerly part of Tuburan. It’s name Akbar taken from Imam Akbar Marani a known Islamic preacher/Islamic propagator and descendant of Kuddarat landed in Taguime, now under the municipality of Moh’d Ajul in 17th century & later migrate to central mindanao.

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Located at 6.77, 122.37 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Municipalities of Basilan

Tuburan, Basilan

Tuburan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 26,498 people. In 2006, the municipalities of Akbar and Hadji Mohammad Ajul were created from Tuburan, reducing its number of barangays from 30 to 10.

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Located at 6.77, 122.37 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Municipalities of Basilan

Hadji Mohammad Ajul, Basilan

Hadji Mohammad Ajul is a municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. It was created by Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 192, ratified by plebiscite on May 22, 2006. It is composed of 11 barangays that were formerly part of Tuburan. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 26,132 people.

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Located at 6.77, 122.37 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Municipalities of Basilan

Tipo-Tipo, Basilan

Tipo-tipo is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Basilan, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 26,548 people. In 2006, the municipalities of Al-Barka and Ungkaya Pukan were created from Tipo-Tipo, reducing its number of barangays from 39 to 11. Tipo-Tipo was the site of the 2007 Basilan beheading incident where Islamic rebels beheaded 14 Philippine Marines.

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Located at 6.77, 122.37 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 18 mi away.
Tags:Municipalities of Basilan