Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental
Map of Misamis Occidental with Sapang Dalaga highlighted
|Region||Northern Mindanao (Region X)|
|District||1st district of Misamis Occidental|
|Founded||August 12, 1957|
|• Mayor||Manuel Animas|
|• Total||93.93 km2 (36.27 sq mi)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Sapang Dalaga is a fifth class municipality in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines, 96 kilometres (60 mi) from Ozamiz City and 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Dipolog City airport. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 19,431 people.
The town is rich in mineral resources such as gold, copper and manganese, and has mountains, rivers, waterfalls and beaches. Baga (waterfalls in the native language) with its scenic beauty is a kilometer from the town center, can be reached by foot or motor vehicles. Panoramic mountains such as Mount Dasa and Mount Pedoluan reside. Casul Bay which connects to Murcielagos Bay can be navigated.
Its name is derived from the phrase sapa ng dalaga (ancient Visayan language dating back to the 14th century before Spanish colonization), meaning "maiden in a creek".
The names of some barangays were derived from rivers and trees, for example, Guinabot came from a river, Locus was derived from the native locus tree.
- El Paraiso
- Agapito Yap Sr. (Napilan)
- San Agustin
- Sapang Ama
- Sixto Velez Sr.
- Upper Bautista
|Population census of Sapang Dalaga|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Its economy is based on agriculture, with root crops such as gabi, palaw, sweet potato, ube and apale. It has plantation of coconuts, lanzones, mangosteen, rambotan, marang, hibi (June plume), guyabano, santol, durian and native bananas. Herbal plants such as Salingkapao (tawa-tawa), buyo, dalapot (sambong) grows in each household plot. Vegetables such as string beans, squash, malunggay, likway, bago and sikwa can be found. Sea foods such as bongcawel, saang, bacase, king crabs, nukos (squid), lato (seaweeds), kitong, dangget, lapu-lapu, pasayan (prawn) can be bought every Friday (market day).
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- "Province: MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
- www.gmanews.tv/story, Sun.Star: History of violence in Sapang Dalaga
||Murcielagos Bay (Bohol Sea)|
|Rizal, Zamboanga del Norte||Baliangao
|La Libertad, Zamboanga del Norte||Concepcion||Oroquieta|