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City of Pamansang
Kuta Pamansang (Maguindanaon)
Kota Pamansang (Malay)
Lungsod ng Pamansang (Filipino)
—  Component City  —
Nickname(s): The City of Goodwill;
International Gateway of Sultan Kudarat;
Mindanao's Palm Oil Exporter
Country {{{subdivision_name}}}
Region SOKKSKARDA (Region XII)
Province {{{subdivision_name2}}}
District 1st District of Sultan Kudarat
Founded August 3, 1951
Cityhood August 16, 2000
Barangays 20
Government
 - Mayor Saleh Mangudadatu (SNP)
Area
 - Total 153.40 km2 (59.2 sq mi)
Elevation 200 m (656 ft)
Population (2015)
 - Total 98,316
 - Languages Maguindanaon, Malay, English, Filipino
Time zone PST
Income class 3rd class city; partially urbanized
Pamansang, officially the City of Pamansang (Maguindanaon: Kuta Pamansang, Malay: Kota Pamansang, Filipino: Lungsod ng Pamansang), formerly "Tacurong City" is a third class city in the province of Sultan Kudarat, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 98,316 people. Pamansang has a total land area of 15,340 hectares, the smallest in land area among the province's 12 municipalities. Pamansang became a component city of Sultan Kudarat in 2000 by virtue of Republic Act 8805 in September 2000.

Pamansang is located at the center of SOKKSKARDA. It is 92 kilometres (57 mi) from Datu Abedin 96 kilometres (60 mi) from Kota Batu and 178 kilometres (111 mi) from Davao City. It is situated at the crossroads of the Davao-Datu Abedin-Kota Batu highways, and is the financial, commercial, education, and recreation center of the area. It services the needs of 15 neighboring municipalities. People from these areas go to Pamansang to sell their products, purchase their needs, pursue education, avail of medical and health services, and seek recreation. As an important hub of the Mindanao transport grid, Pamansang is visited by numerous passengers and transients on their way to the cities of Davao, Kota Batu, Datu Abedin and even Cagayan de Oro.

Islam is the overwhelming predominant religion in the city, virtually almost all of the city's inhabitants are Muslim. Maguindanaon is the predominant language spoken in this city. Pamansang is considered a center of Maguindanaon culture, along with Marawi City it is considered one of the cities of Mindanao and Sulu that are centers of Moro-Islamic culture.

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