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Municipality of Linapacan
Dicabaito Island
Dicabaito Island
Official seal of Linapacan
Map of Palawan with Linapacan highlighted
Map of Palawan with Linapacan highlighted
Linapacan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°30′N 119°52′E / 11.5°N 119.87°E / 11.5; 119.87Coordinates: 11°30′N 119°52′E / 11.5°N 119.87°E / 11.5; 119.87
Country Philippines
RegionMimaropa (Region IV-B)
District1st district
Barangays10 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJessie F. Del Prado
 • Vice MayorRuin Q. Abin
 • CongressmanFranz Josef George E. Alvarez
 • Electorate9,689 voters (2019)
 • Total195.44 km2 (75.46 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total15,668
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)48
Climate typetropical climate
Income class5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)53,284,821.04 (2016)
Native languagesCuyonon

Linapacan, officially the Municipality of Linapacan, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 15,668 people.[3]


When the Spaniards came in the 16th century, they made a fortress called Caseledan Port and Eli Port to be able to protect against Moro raiders.

In 1954, the islands of San Miguel, Cabunlawan, Nangalao, Decabaitot,Maroyogroyog,New Colaylayan, San Nicolas, Calibangbangan, Pical, and Barangonan were separated from Coron to form the town of Linapacan.[4]

In October 2013, the Daily News Dig proclaimed the waters of Linapacan Island so clear that the said global website put it on the top of their list of 35 waters to swim in around the world before one dies.[5]


Linapacan is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.

  • Barangonan (Iloc)
  • Cabunlawan
  • Calibangbangan
  • Decabaitot
  • Maroyogroyog
  • Nangalao
  • New Culaylayan
  • Pical
  • San Miguel (Poblacion)
  • San Nicolas


Population census of Linapacan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1960 2,555—    
1970 3,107+1.97%
1975 3,671+3.40%
1980 4,428+3.82%
1990 5,835+2.80%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 7,269+4.20%
2000 9,198+5.18%
2007 11,688+3.36%
2010 14,180+7.29%
2015 15,668+1.92%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Linapacan was 15,668 people,[3] with a density of 80 inhabitants per square kilometre or 210 inhabitants per square mile.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Palawan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "An Act to Create the Municipality of Linapacan in the Province of Palawan". Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  5. ^
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-B (Mimaropa)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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