Lala, Lanao del Norte

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Barangay Maranding in Lala
Barangay Maranding in Lala
Official seal of Lala
Map of Lanao del Norte with Lala highlighted
Map of Lanao del Norte with Lala highlighted
Lala is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°58′N 123°45′E / 7.967°N 123.750°E / 7.967; 123.750Coordinates: 07°58′N 123°45′E / 7.967°N 123.750°E / 7.967; 123.750
Country Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Lanao del Norte
District 2nd district of Lanao del Norte
Founded March 22, 1949
Barangays 27
 • Mayor Allan J. Lim
 • Vice-Mayor Almario Guzman
 • Total 140.25 km2 (54.15 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 65,355
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9211
Dialing code 63
Income class 1st

Lala is a first class municipality in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 65,355 people.[3]


Lala is a vast plain within the Kapatagan Valley, consisting of 14,025 hectares (34,660 acres) along the coast of Panguil Bay. It is located about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from the municipality of Tubod, the seat of the provincial government, and 67.5 kilometres (41.9 mi) south-west of Iligan, the commercial center of the province. It is geographically bounded on the north-west by Panguil Bay, on the north-east by the municipality of Baroy, on the south by the municipality of Kapatagan and on the east by the municipality of Salvador.


Lala is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.[2]

  • Abaga
  • Andil
  • Cabasagan
  • Camalan
  • Darumawang Bucana
  • Darumawang Ilaya
  • El Salvador
  • Gumagamot
  • Lala Proper
  • Lanipao
  • Magpatao
  • Maranding
  • Matampay Bucana
  • Matampay Ilaya
  • Pacita
  • Pendolonan
  • Pinoyak
  • Raw-an
  • Rebe
  • San Isidro Lower
  • San Isidro Upper
  • San Manuel
  • Santa Cruz Lower
  • Santa Cruz Upper
  • Simpak
  • Tenazas
  • Tuna-an


Population census of Lala
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 22,533 —    
1995 55,888 +18.55%
2000 56,447 +0.21%
2007 58,395 +0.47%
2010 65,355 +4.18%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


The economy in Lala is based mostly on agriculture and fishery-based type. Its main crops are rice, corn, coconut, and kalamansi (Philippine Lime). It likewise produces fishery products from marine fishing and fishpond operation in the Panguil Bay area.

Most of the commercial establishments are located in Barangay Maranding, which is now becoming the center of trade, commerce, and education in the western part of Lanao del Norte. It is also the highest income-generating municipality in Lanao del Norte. The town has four (4) FM stations located there.


  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: LANAO DEL NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 

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