Malapatan, Sarangani

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Malapatan
Municipality
Malapatan Fields
Malapatan Fields
Map of Sarangani with Malapatan highlighted
Map of Sarangani with Malapatan highlighted
Malapatan is located in Philippines
Malapatan
Malapatan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 05°58′N 125°17′E / 5.967°N 125.283°E / 5.967; 125.283Coordinates: 05°58′N 125°17′E / 5.967°N 125.283°E / 5.967; 125.283
Country Philippines
Region SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
Province Sarangani
District Lone district
Barangays 12
Government[1]
 • Mayor Alfonso M. Singcoy Sr.
Area[2]
 • Total 609.28 km2 (235.24 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 72,386
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Languages Cebuano, Filipino, English
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9516
Dialing code 83
Income class 1st class

Malapatan is a first class municipality in the province of Sarangani, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 72,386 people.[3]

Malapatan is bounded on the west by Sarangani Bay, on the east by Davao del Sur, on the north by Alabel, and on the south by Glan.

As of 2010, it has a total voting population of 35,569 voters.[2]

Barangays[edit]

Malapatan is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.[2]

  • Daan Suyan
  • Kihan
  • Kinam
  • Libi
  • Lun Masla
  • Lun Padidu
  • Patag
  • Poblacion (Malapatan)
  • Sapu Masla
  • Sapu Padidu
  • Tuyan
  • Upper Suyan

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Malapatan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 36,255 —    
1995 47,911 +5.36%
2000 53,876 +2.55%
2007 65,605 +2.75%
2010 72,386 +3.64%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

The majority of the population are of Muslims or Maguindanaon origin.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Malapatan is largely based on agriculture with a high level production of copra (dried coconut meat). Animal husbandry is the second biggest income earner, notably cattle farming. Other agricultural products are coconuts, maize, sugarcane, bananas, pineapples, mangoes, eggs, beef, fish.

The economy has accelerated in the past decade driven by advances in global communication technology and the finishing of a modern highway that tremendously improved trade and transport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Province: SARANGANI". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  3. ^ 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 14 May 2014. 

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