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Kapalong
Municipality
Map of Davao del Norte with Kapalong highlighted
Map of Davao del Norte with Kapalong highlighted
Kapalong is located in Philippines
Kapalong
Kapalong
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°45′N 125°30′E / 7.750°N 125.500°E / 7.750; 125.500Coordinates: 07°45′N 125°30′E / 7.750°N 125.500°E / 7.750; 125.500
Country Philippines
Region Davao (Region XI)
Province Davao del Norte
District 1st district of Davao del Norte
Established July 8, 1948
Barangays 14
Government[1]
 • Mayor Edgardo Timbol
Area[2]
 • Total 830.01 km2 (320.47 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 68,261
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8113
Dialing code 84
Income class 1st

Kapalong is a first class municipality in the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 68,261 people.[3]

History[edit]

The town was founded in July 8, 1948, from the Municipal District of Tagum, which was formed in 1918. It was one of the oldest towns in Davao del Norte Province, others being Tagum, in 1941; and Panabo, in 1949, both of which were converted into cities almost 50 years later. Though the towns of Santo Tomas, Talaingod and portion of San Isidro emerged from Kapalong in 1959, 1991, and 2004 respectively, it is still the largest town by land area in the province of Davao del Norte.

Barangays[edit]

Kapalong is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Semong
  • Florida
  • Gabuyan
  • Gupitan
  • Capungagan
  • Katipunan
  • Luna
  • Mabantao
  • Mamacao
  • Pag-asa
  • Maniki (Poblacion)
  • Sampao
  • Sua-on
  • Tiburcia

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Kapalong
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 66,030 —    
1995 62,183 −1.12%
2000 63,650 +0.50%
2007 61,763 −0.41%
2010 68,261 +3.71%
1990 census includes Talaingod and San Isidro.
1995 and 2000 census includes San Isidro.
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

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: Davao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 

External links[edit]


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Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:33:45 -0800

Karapatan said the group, which included children as young as nine years old from upland communities in Kapalong, Davao del Norte, was flagged by soldiers manning a detachment in Barangay Doña Andrea in Asuncion town, also in Davao del Norte on ...
 
Philippine Information Agency
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 23:35:51 -0800

KAPALONG, DAVAO DEL NORTE, January 12, 2015 - The Municipal Government of Kapalong under the leadership of Mayor Edgardo L. Timbol bagged for the second time the GAWAD Kalasag Award as Most Outstanding Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction ...

Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:46:23 -0800

TEACHERS IN THE CROSSFIRE Grade 4 teacher Rick Balilid narrates the terror he encountered when armed men stopped the vehicle that he, other teachers and school staffers were riding in. They were told they'd be chopped up but no threat could ...

Bulatlat

Bulatlat
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:45:00 -0800

Binasoy said the idea to recruit tribal members was also “the desire of the tribal communities in Barangay Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte,” scene of recent fighting between soldiers and the New People's Army guerrillas. But Ogan said the Army will ...

InterAksyon

InterAksyon
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:03:45 -0700

Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte. The soldiers of the 60th Infantry Battalion and Kapalong PNP elements recovered one AK-47 rifle from the NPA group after an hour's firefight. There was no casualty on the government side, and the soldiers were still ...
 
ABS CBN News
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:31:35 -0700

Local officials of Kapalong, Davao del Norte have released footage of a New People's Army (NPA) attack on government troops on August 11. Officials from the local government, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and the 60th Infantry ...

Davao Today

GMA News
Tue, 06 May 2014 19:33:14 -0700

NPA Comval-North Davao-South Agusan Sub-region Sub-regional Command spokesperson Aris Francisco said Cpl. Rogelio Rosales was "arrested" last May 3 in Kapalong, Davao del Norte. The abduction came on the same day communist rebels took 39 ...
 
Inquirer.net
Thu, 02 May 2013 01:23:33 -0700

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte — The mayor of Kapalong, Davao del Norte escaped an apparent attempt on his life on Wednesday in what could have been the first serious case of election-related violence in the province, police said. The would-be assassin, ...
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