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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 ]
Geography [ edit ]
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)
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. [1 ]
It is about 29 kilometres (18 mi) away from the capital town of
Barangays [ edit ]
barangays of the Municipality of Kapangan [3 ]
Poblacion Central 1,841
Climate [ edit ]
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.
History [ edit ]
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 ] After Benguet became a sub-province of the old [6 ] 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 ]
Demographics [ edit ]
Population census of Kapangan
Source: National Statistics Office
[2 ] [8 ]
Education [ edit ]
Elementary Schools [ edit ]
public elementary schools of Kapangan (2012-2013) [9 ]
Ampongot Elementary School
Baguionas Barrio School
Balakbak Elementary School
Beleng-Belis Barrio School
Boklaoan Elementary School
Catiaoan Barrio School
Cayapes Barrio School
Cuba Barrio School
Datakan Elementary School
Gadang Elementary School
Gaswiling Barrio School
Kaliwaga Barrio School
Kapangan Central School
Laoangan Barrio School
Liblibeng Barrio School
Lomon Elementary School
Longboy Elementary School
Pakawan Barrio School
Paykek Elementary School
Pongayan Barrio School
Pudong Elementary School
Sagubo Elementary School
Taba-ao Elementary School
Tadayan Barrio School
Tawang Barrio School
Toplac Barrio School
Ubod Barrio School
Secondary Schools [ edit ]
The 4 public
secondary schools of Kapangan (2013-2014) [10 ]
Governor Bado Dangwa Agro-Industrial School
Governor Bado Dangwa Agro-Industrial School Extension - Taba-ao Annex
Kapangan Central National High School
Kapangan National High School
Private Schools [ edit ]
St.Theresita's High School
Religion [ edit ]
St. Michael Catholic Mission located at Labueg, Kapangan, Benguet
St. Andrew's Episcopal Parish located at Paykek, Kapangan, Benguet
 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 Shangri La
Daraw Ancient Ruins of Civilization
Tinongchol Burial Cave
Balakbak Rice Terraces
Gaswiling Mountain Top View
The Biggest Municipal Hall Nationwide
Pongayan and Bolalakaw Cave
Poro Point View
Gadang Rice Terraces
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Province: Benguet". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board . Retrieved 13 August 2013.
^ 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.
^ "2010 Census of Population and Housing: Population Counts - Cordillera Administrative Region" ( PDF). National Statistics Office (Philippines), April 4, 2012 . Retrieved 16 November 2014.
^ a b c "Kapangan, Benguet ...At a Glance". Philippine Statistics Authority - National Statistical Coordination Board - Cordillera Administrative Region . Retrieved 9 October 2014.
^ a b "History of Kapangan". Province of Benguet (official website) . Retrieved 9 October 2014.
^ a b "Municipality of Kapangan, Benguet". Department of Interior and Local Government (Philippines) - Cordillera Administrative Region . Retrieved 9 October 2014.
^ "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.
^ "Province of Benguet". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division . Retrieved 13 August 2013.
^ "Masterlist of Public Elementary Schools for the School year 2012- 2013" ( XLSX). Department of Education (Philippines), July 4, 2013 . Retrieved 20 November 2014.
^ "Masterlist of Secondary Schools (School Year 2013- 2014)" ( XLSX). Department of Education (Philippines), July 4, 2013 . Retrieved 20 November 2014.
External links [ edit ]