Glan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Sarangani, Philippines. Though it is not the provincial capital, it is the seat of the local provincial government. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 83,051 people in 16,990 households.
The terrain of Glan is characterized by flatlands, rolling hills and mountains. Most land areas have been converted to agriculture and fishponds.
World Class Beaches and Rich Fishing Grounds
Many foreign and local tourists flock to the area during summer because of its world class beach resorts. The sorrounding waters, particularly in Gumasa, Baliton and Margus areas are rich fishing grounds. As many as 2,400 species of marine animals have been found in the bay. The dominant catch include yellowfin tuna, shipjack, and mackerel. The majority of the population are of Cebuano origin.
The economy of Glan is largely based on agriculture with a high level production of copra. Aquaculture is the second biggest income earner, notably milkfish and shrimps culture. Other agricultural products are coconuts, maize, sugarcane, bananas, pineapples, mangoes, pork, Egg (food)|eggs, beef, and fish.
The economy has accelerated in the past decade driven by advances in global communication technology and the finishing of a modern highway that tremendously improved trade and transport. It has also benefited from its political role as the seat of the provincial government.
The people of Glan is a mixture of people of various regions. Cebuano is the most widely spoken language in the area, followed by English and Tagalog.By the way, Glan can be reached from Manila and Cebu by airplane going to General Santos City and a 45 minute drive from the airport.
Rainfall in Glan and in the province is evenly distributed throughout the year. Heaviest rainfall occurs from June to August. The driest months are March, April and May. November to January are the coolest months of the year.
Glan is politically subdivided into 31 barangays.