Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte
Cathedral Falls in Kapatagan
Map of Lanao del Norte with Kapatagan highlighted
|Region||Northern Mindanao (Region X)|
|Province||Lanao del Norte|
|District||2nd district of Lanao del Norte|
|Founded||July 5, 1949|
|• Mayor||Benjie Y. Baguio|
|• Vice Mayor||Perlito B. Gonzaga|
|• Total||242.89 km2 (93.78 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||260/km2 (670/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)63|
|Income class||2nd municipal income class|
|Electorate||28,967 voters as of 2016|
Kapatagan has a total land area of 25,048.41 hectares which include the area that is now being contested by the Municipality of Lala with an approximate area of 759 hectares.
On the southern and eastern sides of the locality are mountains which serve as natural barriers protecting the Municipality from typhoons. Offsetting the mountain is the presence of flat coastal lands and valley. Kapatagan has some rolling plains.
It has five (5) major rivers that flow to Panguil Bay, namely: Maranding, Panoloon, Butadon, Kidalos, and Balili. These rivers sometimes, especially during the rainy season, overflow causing floods resulting to destruction and even death of farm and land animals.
The Cathedral Falls and Sta. Cruz waterfalls are located at Barangays Cathedral Falls, Sta. Cruz, and Waterfalls respectively. At present, the spring supplies water into Poblacion and some neighboring barangays.
Kapatagan is politically subdivided into 34 barangays.
- Bagong Badian
- Bagong Silang
- Cathedral Falls
- De Asis
- La Libertad
- Pulang Yuta
- San Isidro
- San Vicente
- Santa Cruz
- Santo Tomas
|Population census of Kapatagan|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
The municipality is beginning to gain economic favor mainly due to the funds released by some international organizations like GEM. Many companies will plan to build some stores in Kapatagan to boost its economic growth like Mercury Drugstore, Mluiller Pawnhsop, Cebuana Pawnshop, Palawan Pawnshop, Julies Bakeshop and Vina Shopping Center.
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