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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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85 news items

 
The Manila Times
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:34:34 -0700

Karapatan reports that “more than 700 indigenous peoples from Talaingod and Kapalong, Davao del Norte and Bukidnon evacuated from their communities due to intensified AFP operations, with the military forcibly recruiting members of the indigenous ...

Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:54:59 -0700

... on Fr. Selga Street here last month, purportedly to rescue hundreds of “lumad” who have taken refuge in the compound after they fled their homes in Talaingod and Kapalong, Davao del Norte, because of the heavy presence of soldiers in their communities.

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Sun.Star
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:41:59 -0700

TWO suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter with government forces at sitio Marmol, Kimataan II in Barangay Gupitan in Kapalong town, Davao del Norte on Sunday morning. Eastern Mindanao Command ...

Davao Today

Davao Today
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:14:05 -0700

Fondly called by his classmates and teachers as “Kimoy”, Aidel Delima is this year's Class Valedictorian of New Boholano Elementary School—a small school on top of a hill surrounded by lush green trees at Barangay Florida in Kapalong, Davao del Norte.
 
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 ...

Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 02:56:15 -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 ...

ABS CBN News

ABS CBN News
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:22:58 -0700

Among the Alamara members was Perut Malibato of Sitio Patel, Barangay Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte. It was a tearful reunion between Perut and his parents, Celia and Anayak, and younger brother, Alvin. Refugee leaders allowed Perut to talk with ...
 
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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