Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental
|Municipality of Sapang Dalaga|
|Etymology: Maiden in a creek|
Map of Misamis Occidental with Sapang Dalaga highlighted
|Region||Northern Mindanao (Region X)|
|Founded||August 12, 1957|
|Barangays||28 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Donjie D. Animas|
|• Vice Mayor||Manuel G. Animas|
|• Electorate||12,661 voters (2016)|
|• Total||93.93 km2 (36.27 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||210/km2 (550/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)88|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||5th municipal income class|
Sapang Dalaga, officially the Municipality of Sapang Dalaga, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 19,983 people.
It is located 96 kilometres (60 mi) from Ozamiz City and 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Dipolog City airport.
It is rich in mineral resources such as gold, copper and manganese, and has mountains, rivers, waterfalls and beaches. Baga (waterfalls in the native language) with its scenic beauty is a kilometer from the town center, can be reached by foot or motor vehicles. Panoramic mountains such as Mount Dasa and Mount Pedoluan reside. Casul Bay which connects to Murcielagos Bay can be navigated.
Its name is derived from the phrase sapa ng dalaga (ancient Visayan language dating back to the 14th century before Spanish colonization), meaning "maiden in a creek".
The names of some barangays were derived from rivers and trees, for example, Guinabot came from a river, Locus was derived from the native locus tree.
Sapang Dalaga is politically subdivided into 28 barangays.
- El Paraiso
- Agapito Yap Sr. (Napilan)
- San Agustin
- Sapang Ama
- Sixto Velez Sr.
- Upper Bautista
|Population census of Sapang Dalaga|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Sapang Dalaga was 19,983 people, with a density of 210 inhabitants per square kilometre or 540 inhabitants per square mile.
Its economy is based on agriculture, with root crops such as gabi, palaw, sweet potato, ube and apale. It has plantation of coconuts, lanzones, mangosteen, rambotan, marang, hibi (June plume), guyabano, santol, durian and native bananas. Herbal plants such as Salingkapao (tawa-tawa), buyo, dalapot (sambong) grows in each household plot. Vegetables such as string beans, squash, malunggay, likway, bago and sikwa can be found. Sea foods such as bongcawel, saang, bacase, king crabs, nukos (squid), lato (seaweeds), kitong, dangget, lapu-lapu, pasayan (prawn) can be bought every Friday (market day).
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