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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" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 

External links[edit]


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123 news items

Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:01:45 -0700

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Philippines – At least two soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in a clash with communist rebels in Kapalong, Davao del Norte, early on Tuesday, military and police said. Sporadic fighting continued throughout ...

Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 03:05:26 -0700

TAGUM CITY, Philippines – Gunmen on motorcycles shot dead a businessman and his driver while they were on their way to pay the trader's workers their wages in Kapalong, Davao del Norte on Saturday, police on Sunday said. Jorge Sollano, 59, married ...

InterAksyon

InterAksyon
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:03:48 -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 ...

Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 06:51:47 -0700

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Philippines—Government troops on Wednesday clashed anew with communist rebels in Kapalong, Davao del Norte, leaving three soldiers wounded, military officials said. Troops were still scouring the scene of the encounter ...

Inquirer.net

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, ...
 
Inquirer.net
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 02:00:06 -0700

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Philippines — At least four people were killed when a passenger jeepney packed with mourners slammed into a concrete center island along the Tagum-Mati highway in Maco, Compostela Valley, on Monday evening, police ...
 
Inquirer.net
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:40:37 -0700

... belonging to the Pulangihan Manobo from Barangay White Culaman in Kitaotao arrived at the facility of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines on Monday to join 668 other lumad evacuees from Bukidnon and Kapalong, Davao del Norte province.

Bulatlat (blog)

Bulatlat (blog)
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 06:17:26 -0700

Apas is a known leader of the paramilitary Alamara in Davao del Norte responsible for harassing students and teachers of the Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation, a Lumad school in Kapalong, Davao del Norte, Karapatan said. He was seen last ...
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