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Island Municipality
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 / 11.500°N 119.867°E / 11.500; 119.867Coordinates: 11°30′N 119°52′E / 11.500°N 119.867°E / 11.500; 119.867
Country Philippines
Region MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)
Province Palawan
District 1st district
Formed 1954
Barangays 10
 • Mayor Jessie F. Del Prado
 • Total 195.44 km2 (75.46 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 14,180
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 5314
IDD:area code 48

Linapacan is an island municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, with a fifth-class income classification.[2] According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 14,180 people.[3]


When 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 (Pob.)
  • San Nicolas


Population census of Linapacan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 5,835 —    
1995 7,269 +4.20%
2000 9,198 +5.18%
2007 11,688 +3.36%
2010 14,180 +7.29%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PALAWAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "An Act to Create the Municipality of Linapacan in the Province of Palawan". Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Province of Palawan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 

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