Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque

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Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque
Grand Mosque
Sultan Hajji Hassanal Bolkhia Mosque 1.jpg
Basic information
Location Cotabato City, Philippines
Geographic coordinates 7°12′07″N 124°09′56″E / 7.2019°N 124.1656°E / 7.2019; 124.1656Coordinates: 7°12′07″N 124°09′56″E / 7.2019°N 124.1656°E / 7.2019; 124.1656
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architect(s) Felino Palafox
Architectural type Mosque
Date established 2011
Specifications
Capacity 60,000[1]
Minaret(s) 4
Minaret height 43 m (141 ft)

The Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Cotabato, is situated in Cotabato City and is the largest mosque in the Philippines. The mosque is located in Barangay Kalanganan II in Cotabato City, and was funded by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei at a reported cost of US$48 million.[2] It is also the second largest mosque in Southeast Asia after the Istiqlal Mosque of Indonesia.[3]

The Sultan Of Brunei, funded the construction of this mosque with his own personal money to help the emerging Muslim population in the Southern Philippines.

Designed by architect Felino Palafox.

Transportation[edit]

Since it is in the western part of the city, PUVs are not available in that area. You need to rent a car or hire a taxi to be able to reach the Mosque. There are also single motor (habal-habal) and sidecars (payong-payong) that are available on the intersection of Sinsuat Avenue and Bubong Road.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Indah Gilang Pusparani (May 29, 2017). "Top 7 Largest Mosques in Southeast Asia". Seasia. Cotabato City. Retrieved April 29, 2018. 
  2. ^ Andong, Lore Mae (30 August 2011). "Muslims flock to Philippines' largest mosque". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ Indah Gilang Pusparani (May 29, 2017). "Top 7 Largest Mosques in Southeast Asia". Retrieved May 10, 2018.