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Kapatagan, officially the Municipality of Kapatagan, is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 62,853 people.[3]

Kapatagan
Municipality of Kapatagan
Map of Lanao del Norte with Kapatagan highlighted
Map of Lanao del Norte with Kapatagan highlighted
Kapatagan is located in Philippines
Kapatagan
Kapatagan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°54′N 123°46′E / 7.9°N 123.77°E / 7.9; 123.77Coordinates: 7°54′N 123°46′E / 7.9°N 123.77°E / 7.9; 123.77
Country Philippines
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
ProvinceLanao del Norte
District2nd District
FoundedJuly 5, 1949
Barangays33 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorBarry Y. Baguio
 • Vice MayorBenjie Y. Baguio
 • CongressmanAbdullah D. Dimaporo
 • Electorate28,967 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total242.89 km2 (93.78 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total62,853
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
9214
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)63
Climate typetropical climate
Income class2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)158.6 million  (2016)
Native languagesMaranao
Cebuano
Binukid
Tagalog
Websitewww.kapataganldn.gov.ph

GeographyEdit

Kapatagan has a total land area of 25,048.41 hectares which include the area that is now being contested by the Municipality of Lala with an approximate area of 759 hectares.

TopographyEdit

On the southern and eastern sides of the locality are mountains which serve as natural barriers protecting the Municipality from typhoons. Offsetting the mountain is the presence of flat coastal lands and valley. Kapatagan has some rolling plains.

It has five (5) major rivers that flow to Panguil Bay, namely: Maranding, Panoloon, Butadon, Kidalos, and Balili. These rivers sometimes, especially during the rainy season, overflow causing floods resulting to destruction and even death of farm and land animals.

The Cathedral Falls and Sta. Cruz waterfalls are located at Barangays Cathedral Falls, Sta. Cruz, and Waterfalls respectively. At present, the spring supplies water into Poblacion and some neighboring barangays.

ClimateEdit

The Municipality has a tropical climate. Dry season starts during the month of October and ends in June. Wet season starts in the month of July and ends in December.

BarangaysEdit

Kapatagan is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.

  • Bagong Badian
  • Bagong Silang
  • Balili
  • Bansarvil
  • Belis
  • Buenavista
  • Butadon
  • Cathedral Falls
  • Concepcion
  • Curvada
  • De Asis
  • Donggoan
  • Durano
  • Kahayagan
  • Kidalos
  • La Libertad
  • Lapinig
  • Mahayahay
  • Malinas
  • Maranding
  • Margos
  • Poblacion
  • Pulang Yuta
  • San Isidro
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santo Tomas
  • Suso
  • Taguitic
  • Tiacongan
  • Tipolo
  • Tulatulahan
  • Waterfalls

Mayors after People Power Revolution 1986Edit

  • 1986 - 1992,
  • 1992 - 1995,
  • 1995 - 1998,
  • 1998 - 2001,
  • 2001 - 2004,
  • 2004 - 2007,
  • 2007 - 2010,
  • 2010 - 2013,
  • 2013 - 2016,
  • 2016 - present,

Vice Mayors after People Power Revolution 1986Edit

  • 1986 - 1992,
  • 1992 - 1995,
  • 1995 - 1998,
  • 1998 - 2001,
  • 2001 - 2004,
  • 2004 - 2007,
  • 2007 - 2010,
  • 2010 - 2013,
  • 2013 - 2016,
  • 2016 - present,

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 1,825—    
1939 2,677+1.84%
1948 14,103+20.28%
1960 32,060+7.08%
1970 20,140−4.54%
1975 21,055+0.90%
1980 25,303+3.74%
1990 33,397+2.81%
1995 37,006+1.94%
2000 42,783+3.16%
2007 49,134+1.93%
2010 53,916+3.44%
2015 62,853+2.96%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

EconomyEdit

The municipality is beginning to gain economic favor mainly due to the funds released by some international organizations like GEM. Many companies will plan to build some stores in Kapatagan to boost its economic growth like Mercury Drugstore, Mluiller Pawnhsop, Cebuana Pawnshop, Palawan Pawnshop, Julies Bakeshop and Vina Shopping Center.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Lanao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Lanao del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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