Talipao is a coastal municipality in the island province of Sulu.

The municipality has a land area of 497.32 square kilometers or 192.02 square miles which constitutes 10.94% of Sulu’s total area. Its population as determined by the 2020 Census was 100,088. This represented 10.01% of the total population of Sulu province, or 2.27% of the overall population of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 201 inhabitants per square kilometer or 521 inhabitants per square mile.