Kapalong, Davao del Norte

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Kapalong
Municipality of Kapalong
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: 7°45′N 125°30′E / 7.75°N 125.5°E / 7.75; 125.5Coordinates: 7°45′N 125°30′E / 7.75°N 125.5°E / 7.75; 125.5
Country Philippines
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
ProvinceDavao del Norte
District1st District
FoundedJuly 8, 1948
Barangays14 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorEdgardo Timbol
 • Electorate39,565 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total830.01 km2 (320.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total76,334
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
8113
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)84
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱)252.7 million  (2016)
Native languagesDavawenyo
Cebuano
Ata Manobo
Kalagan language
Tagalog
Websitewww.kapalong.gov.ph

Kapalong, officially the Municipality of 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.

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

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Kapalong
YearPop.±% 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. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Davao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  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. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Davao del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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