Malapatan is a first class municipality in the province of Sarangani, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 72,386 people. As of 2010, it has a total voting population of 35,569 voters.
Malapatan is bounded on the west by Sarangani Bay, on the east by Davao del Sur, on the north by Alabel, and on the south by Glan.
Malapatan is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.
- Daan Suyan
- Lun Masla
- Lun Padidu
- Poblacion (Malapatan)
- Sapu Masla
- Sapu Padidu
- Upper Suyan
|Population census of Malapatan
|Source: National Statistics Office
The majority of the population are of Muslims or Maguindanaon origin.
The economy of Malapatan is largely based on agriculture with a high level production of copra (dried coconut meat). Animal husbandry is the second biggest income earner, notably cattle farming. Other agricultural products are coconuts, maize, sugarcane, bananas, pineapples, mangoes, eggs, beef, fish.
The economy has accelerated in the past decade driven by advances in global communication technology and the finishing of a modern highway that tremendously improved trade and transport.