Matungao, Lanao del Norte

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Map of Lanao del Norte with Matungao highlighted
Map of Lanao del Norte with Matungao highlighted
Matungao is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°08′N 124°10′E / 8.133°N 124.167°E / 8.133; 124.167Coordinates: 08°08′N 124°10′E / 8.133°N 124.167°E / 8.133; 124.167
Country Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Lanao del Norte
District 1st district of Lanao del Norte
Founded June 20, 1949
Barangays 12
 • Mayor Aisha Mangotara-Azis
 • Vice Mayor Jaber Maba Azis, M.D.
 • Total 45.74 km2 (17.66 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 13,975
 • Density 310/km2 (790/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 9203
IDD:area code +63 (0)63
Income class 5th municipal income class
PSGC 103513000
Electorate 6,742 voters as of 2016

Matungao is a fifth class municipality in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 13,975 people.[3]

The word Matungao literally means cold in Maranao language. This municipality is a bastion of peace between Muslims and Christians and an ardent advocate of the Maranao culture. Matungao stages annually the well-loved Maranao courtship dance in the colorful and gliterry Singkil Festival.


Executive Order No. 230, s. 1949, signed on June 20, 1949: "...the barrios of Nunang, Matungao, Matampai, Pasayanon, Pangi, Somiorang, Batangan, Bangco, and Batal, all of the municipal district of Pantao-Ragat, Province of Lanao, are hereby organized into an independent municipal district under the name of Matungao with the seat of government at the barrio of Matungao."


Matungao is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.[2]

  • Bubong Radapan
  • Bangco
  • Batal
  • Batangan
  • Cadayonan
  • Matampay
  • Pangi
  • Pasayanon
  • Poblacion (Matungao)
  • Puntod
  • Santa Cruz
  • Somiorang


Population census of Matungao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 14,613 —    
1995 8,451 −9.75%
2000 9,266 +1.99%
2007 9,984 +1.03%
2010 12,217 +7.62%
2015 13,975 +2.59%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5]


  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 Census of Population (2015). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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