Kapalong, Davao del Norte

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Kapalong
Municipality
Map of Davao del Norte with Kapalong highlighted
Map of Davao del Norte with Kapalong highlighted
Kapalong is located in Philippines
Kapalong
Kapalong
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°45′N 125°30′E / 7.750°N 125.500°E / 7.750; 125.500Coordinates: 07°45′N 125°30′E / 7.750°N 125.500°E / 7.750; 125.500
Country Philippines
Region Davao (Region XI)
Province Davao del Norte
District 1st district of Davao del Norte
Established July 8, 1948
Barangays 14
Government[1]
 • Mayor Edgardo Timbol
Area[2]
 • Total 830.01 km2 (320.47 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 76,334
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8113
IDD:area code +63 (0)84
Income class 1st municipal income class
PSGC 112305000
Electorate 39,565 voters as of 2016
Website www.kapalong.gov.ph


Kapalong is a 1st class municipality in the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 76,334 people.[3]

History[edit]

The town was founded in July 8, 1948, from the Municipal District of Tagum, which was formed in 1918. It was one of the oldest towns in Davao del Norte Province, others being Tagum, in 1941; and Panabo, in 1949, both of which were converted into cities almost 50 years later. Though the towns of Santo Tomas, Talaingod and portion of San Isidro emerged from Kapalong in 1959, 1991, and 2004 respectively, it is still the largest town by land area in the province of Davao del Norte.

Barangays[edit]

Kapalong is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Semong
  • Florida
  • Gabuyan
  • Gupitan
  • Capungagan
  • Katipunan
  • Luna
  • Mabantao
  • Mamacao
  • Pag-asa
  • Maniki (Poblacion)
  • Sampao
  • Sua-on
  • Tiburcia

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Kapalong
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1939 5,555 —    
1948 5,878 +0.63%
1960 12,067 +6.18%
1970 20,225 +5.29%
1975 33,362 +10.56%
1980 42,869 +5.14%
1990 66,030 +4.42%
1995 62,183 −1.12%
2000 63,650 +0.50%
2007 61,763 −0.41%
2010 68,261 +3.71%
2015 76,334 +2.15%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Davao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Davao del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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