Matungao, Lanao del Norte

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Matungao
Municipality
Map of Lanao del Norte with Matungao highlighted
Map of Lanao del Norte with Matungao highlighted
Matungao is located in Philippines
Matungao
Matungao
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
Government[1]
 • Mayor Aisha Mangotara-Azis
 • Vice Mayor Jaber Maba Azis, M.D.
Area[2]
 • 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
Website www.matungaoldn.gov.ph

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.

History[edit]

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."

Barangays[edit]

Matungao is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.[2]

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

Demographics[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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