Kapangan, Benguet

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Official seal of Kapangan
Location in the province of Benguet
Location in the province of Benguet
Kapangan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°35′N 120°36′E / 16.583°N 120.600°E / 16.583; 120.600Coordinates: 16°35′N 120°36′E / 16.583°N 120.600°E / 16.583; 120.600
Country  Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Province Benguet
District Lone district of Benguet
Established 1900
Barangays 15
 • Mayor Roberto Kalaw Canuto
 • Total 164.39 km2 (63.47 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 20,084
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2613
Dialing code 74
Income class 4th class

Kapangan is a fourth class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 20,084 people.[2]


Kapangan is located within 16º33" to 16º41" latitude and 120º29" to 120º40" longitude. It is bounded by Kibungan on the on the northeast, Atok on the east, Tublay on the southeast, Sablan and Bagulin on the southwest, San Gabriel on the mid-west, and Sugpon on the northwest.

The total land area of Kapangan is 16,439 hectares (40,620 acres)[1] or 6.68% of the total land area of the province of Benguet. The municipal's terrain is characterized by rugged mountains and hills. Rugged mountains have slopes of 50% while hills have slopes from 30%-50%. The highest elevation is 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) above sea level with the lowest is 200 metres (660 ft) above sea level.

It is about 29 kilometres (18 mi) away from the capital town of La Trinidad.


The 15 barangays of the Municipality of Kapangan[3]
Rank Barangay Population Rank Barangay Population
1 Poblacion Central 1,841 9 Balakbak 1,372
2 Taba-ao 1,787 10 Gaswiling 1,129
3 Datakan 1,699 11 Cuba 1,264
4 Sagubo 1,697 12 Beleng-Belis 984
5 Labueg 1,572 13 Cayapes 962
6 Paykek 1,550 14 Pongayan 945
7 Gadang 1,534 15 Boklaoan 644
8 Pudong 1,373 Kapangan Total 20,084


Climate is divide into to seasons - the wet and the dry. Wet season occurs from the months of May to October while dry season occurs November to April.


Under the American Civil Government, Kapangan was established as a township of the province of Benguet with the issuance of Act No. 48 on November 22, 1900[4] [5] .[6] After Benguet became a sub-province of the old Mountain Province in August 1908,[4] Republic Act No. 4695 (also known as the Division Law) was passed on June 18, 1966, separating Benguet from its mother province. Under the Act, the newly established province of Benguet was to comprise thirteen municipalities, among them was Kapangan.[4] [5] [6] [7]


Population census of Kapangan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 15,537 —    
1995 15,326 −0.26%
2000 18,137 +3.68%
2007 18,221 +0.06%
2010 20,084 +3.61%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][8]


Elementary Schools[edit]

The 27 public elementary schools of Kapangan (2012-2013)[9]
School Barangay
Ampongot Elementary School Sagubo
Baguionas Barrio School Gaswiling
Balakbak Elementary School Balakbak
Beleng-Belis Barrio School Beleng-Belis
Boklaoan Elementary School Ampucao
Catiaoan Barrio School Gaswiling
Cayapes Barrio School Cayapes
Cuba Barrio School Cuba
Datakan Elementary School Datakan
Gadang Elementary School Gadang
Gaswiling Barrio School Gaswiling
Kaliwaga Barrio School Gaswiling
Kapangan Central School Poblacion (Central)
Laoangan Barrio School Gadang
Liblibeng Barrio School Gadang
Lomon Elementary School Paykek
Longboy Elementary School Labueg
Pakawan Barrio School Cuba
Paykek Elementary School Paykek
Pongayan Barrio School Pongayan
Pudong Elementary School Pudong
Sagubo Elementary School Sagubo
Taba-ao Elementary School Taba-ao
Tadayan Barrio School Pudong
Tawang Barrio School Beleng-Belis
Toplac Barrio School Cuba
Ubod Barrio School Taba-ao

Secondary Schools[edit]

The 4 public secondary schools of Kapangan (2013-2014)[10]
School Barangay
Governor Bado Dangwa Agro-Industrial School Balakbak
Governor Bado Dangwa Agro-Industrial School Extension - Taba-ao Annex Taba-ao
Kapangan Central National High School Poblacion (Central)
Kapangan National High School Sagubo

Private Schools[edit]

  • St.Theresita's High School


  • St. Michael Catholic Mission located at Labueg, Kapangan, Benguet
  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Parish located at Paykek, Kapangan, Benguet [1]
  • Ascension Episcopal Mission located at Cabilisan, Pudong, Kapangan, Benguet
  • St. Mark Episcopal Mission located at Gadang, Kapangan, Benguet
  • Mt. Zion Lutheran Church located at Liblibeng, Gadang, Kapangan
  • Duntog Kalbaryo Lutheran Church located at Balakbak, Kapangan
  • St. Luke Lutheran Church located at Taba-ao, Kapangan
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at Central, Kapangan
  • St. Mark Lutheran Church located at Landing, Sagubo, Kapangan
  • Iglesia ni Cristo,Local ng Kapangan
  • Iglesia ni Cristo,Local ng Balakbak, Kapangan

Points of interest[edit]

  • Camp Utopia
  • Camp Shangri La
  • Daraw Ancient Ruins of Civilization
  • Caliwaga Cave
  • Tinongchol Burial Cave
  • Amburayan River
  • Dakiwagan Mountain
  • Balakbak Rice Terraces
  • Gaswiling Mountain Top View
  • Minehaha Waterfalls
  • The Biggest Municipal Hall Nationwide
  • Pongayan and Bolalakaw Cave
  • Nagitiwan Mountain
  • Antorium Forest
  • Poro Point View
  • Gadang Rice Terraces


  1. ^ a b "Province: Benguet". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census of Population and Housing: Population Counts - Cordillera Administrative Region" (PDF). National Statistics Office (Philippines), April 4, 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Kapangan, Benguet ...At a Glance". Philippine Statistics Authority - National Statistical Coordination Board - Cordillera Administrative Region. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "History of Kapangan". Province of Benguet (official website). Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Municipality of Kapangan, Benguet". Department of Interior and Local Government (Philippines) - Cordillera Administrative Region. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Republic Act No. 4695 - An Act Creating the Provinces of Benguet, Mountain Province, Ifugao and Kalinga-Apayao". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Province of Benguet". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Masterlist of Public Elementary Schools for the School year 2012- 2013" (XLSX). Department of Education (Philippines), July 4, 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Masterlist of Secondary Schools (School Year 2013- 2014)" (XLSX). Department of Education (Philippines), July 4, 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 

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