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List of Municipalities in the Lanao del Norte Province within Region X in the Republic of The Philippines
Bacolod || Baloi || Baroy || Kapatagan || Kauswagan || Kolambugan || Lala || Linamon || Magsaysay || Maigo || Matungao || Munai || Nunungan || Pantao Ragat || Pantar || Poona Piagapo || Salvador || Sapad || Sultan Naga Dimaporo || Tagoloan || Tangcal || Tubod (Capital)
Cities in the province of Lanao del Norte: Iligan City
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Location of Lanao del Norte, Philippines

  • 8.0540° N, 123.7910° E - Lanao del Norte, Coordinates

Lanao del Norte is located in the island of Mindanao and is within Region X-Northern Mindanao.

article below verbatim from: department of tourism

The province of Lanao del Norte is located in the Northern Mindanao Area along the North western Coast. Ten of its 22 Municipalities are bounded by three known fishing grounds, namely: Iligan Bay, Panguil Bay and Illana Bay. The province is bounded on the North by Iligan Bay and the province of Misamis Occidental on the East. On the South is the province of Lanao del Sur. Panguil Bay borders at the west and the boundary of Zamboanga del Sur. Further south, the tip of the Province as administratively under Region XII.

The total land area of the province is 355,636 hectares. Area in square kilometers 3,556.36 with a population of 387,324 and a population density of 109.00 per square kilometers.

Lanao del Norte has an irregular topography. About 44% of its land area is plain, the widest portion of which is known as Kapatagan Valley. Almost all of its southern extremities are mountains. From there towards the coasts in the North the land gently slopes. Low plains are extensive in the municipalities of Baroy, Lala, Kapatagan, Salvador, Sapad and SND (Karomatan). The municipalities comprise the Kapatagan Valley area which is the rice and corn granary of the province. Narrow plateaus characterize the municipalities of Balo-i, Magsaysay and Tangkal.

The province of Lanao del Norte is outside the typhoon belt and has non-seasonal climate. Rainfalls occur throughout the year. The heaviest precipitation occurs from May to December with an average of 7 inches per month, while the lesser precipitation is from January to April with an average of 3 inches per month. The average yearly rainfall is 60 inches and the average temperature is 80 degrees on the Fahrenheit scale.

History of Lanao del Norte, Philippines

This article was copied from Wikipedia Verbatim.

The term Lanao is derived from a Maranao word “Ranao” meaning a body of water. “Maranao” means lake dweller. They are the natives of the place occupying the land around Lake Lanao, which is situated at the central part of Lanao del Sur. Lanao, applies to the entire area before its division. When it was divided into two provinces, the southern portion became Lanao del Sur and the northern part became Lanao del Norte.

Dansalan, Marawi City’s old name, was explored by the Spaniards as early as 1639. It is said that at that time, Marawi was already the citadel of Malayan-Arabic culture in Mindanao. Feeling the pulse of strong refusal among its inhabitants to adopt Christianity, the Spaniards abandoned the project of colonizing the area. Dansalan, physically speaking, would have satisfactorily qualified to become a town or municipality during the time of said exploration based on the Spanish Policy of “Ecclesiastical Administration” except for one factor - religion.

Attempts were made later by foreigners to capture Lanao but fierce and fanatical resistance of the Maranaos to colonial rule made the planting of Christianity in Dansalan an unlikely outcome.

A strong Spanish expedition to conquer the Maranaos was fielded in 1891 during the time of Governor General Valeriano Wayler, but this force was driven back to Iligan after failing to capture Dansalan. In 1895, Governor General Blanco sent a stronger force to take Marawi. Superior firepower forced the Dansalan defenders to leave the city. Here the conquerors established the garrison that remained until the outbreak of the Spanish – American War in 1898. Spain claimed this event as its victory but the verdict of history revealed that while the Spaniards were able to erect a garrison in Dansalan, they failed to conquer its people who stubbornly refused to adhere to the colonial yoke of Spain. Muslim religion and Maranao culture remained intact and untarnished.

On May 24, 1904, the American Colonial Government proclaimed Dansalan a regular Municipality. The Philippines was still under the Commonwealth regime of the Americans when Dansalan was chartered into a city in 1904. In 1942, the Japanese troops invaded Northern Lanao and established their own garrison. In 1945, following a three year occupation by Japanese forces, troops from the 6th, 101st, 102nd and 108th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army, Philippine Constabulary and Maranao guerrillas attacked the Japanese garrison in the Battle of Lanao. The guerrillas attacked using traditional Maranao Kampilan, Barong and Kris swords. Eventually, the Japanese were defeated, however Dansalan was not renamed to Marawi City until June 16, 1956.

Republic Act No. 2228 divided Lanao in to two (2) provinces giving birth to Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur. The new province was inaugurated on July 4, 1959 making Iligan City as the capital. The Salvador T. Lluch was the first Governor. The second was Honorable Mohammad Ali Dimaporo, from January 1960 to September 1965 when Governor Dimaporo ran and won the congressional seat of the province. By operation of the law of succession, the Honorable Vice Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza became the third Provincial Chief Executive. By mandate of his people, Governor Quibranza was elected Governor in 1967 and almost unanimously was re-elected in 1971 and again in 1980.

In 1977, President Ferdinand E. Marcos signed Resolution No. 805 series of 1977 of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Parliamentary Bill No. 586) sponsored by Assemblyman Abdullah D. Dimaporo, into Presidential Decree 181 transferring the province's capital from Iligan City to the municipality of Tubod.

In October 1984, inaugural ceremonies were held to celebrate the occasion of the transfer of the Provincial Capitol from Poblacion, Tubod to the Don Mariano Marcos Government Center (now Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center) at Pigcarangan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte.

By virtue of the power and impact of the People’s Power Revolution at Edsa, Manila on February 25, 1986, local government all over the Philippines changed the political atmosphere overnight. Lanao del Norte became one among the many provinces affected by the sudden changes brought by the “Snap Election” on February 1986. Local heads of offices and employees particularly those holding political positions were destabilized but with the installation of President Corazon Aquino as president, OIC Atty. Francisco L. Abalos became the appointed governor of the province on March 3, 1986. On February 2, 1988, Atty. Abalos was elected as governor of the province.

In the Synchronized National Election of May 11, 1992, Congressman Abdullah D. Dimaporo, a legislator and economist, was elected Provincial Governor. The Provincial government embarked on a comprehensive planning and set the groundwork for the development of the province

In the 1998 national and local elections, Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo, wife of Governor Abdullah. D. Dimaporo was elected as Provincial Governor. Despite the outbreak of the conflict of the MILF and the GRP in Kauswagan last March 2000, through the provincial government's effort, peace and order was restored in the province.

The Provincial Government was also able to bring the province into the limelight with full media coverage, through the hosting of the First Mindanao Friendship Games at the Mindanao Civic Center in Tubod on November 11-15, 2001. Participants came from all over Mindanao representing the various LGUs in the island. The event was opened by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

People of Lanao del Norte, Philippines

The Christian-Muslim ratio is 60:40 in favor of the Christians. Cebuano, English & Filipino are widely spoken among Christians, and Maranao for Muslim.

Elected Government Officials of Lanao del Norte, Philippines

Elected officials of Lanao del Norte for the term of 2013-2016
  • Provincial Governor of Lanao del Norte: Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Lanao del Norte: Atay, Maria Cristina Navarro - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
  • House Representative of Lanao del Norte:
    • 3rd Lone District of Iligan City: Congressman BELMONTE, VICENTE JR. - LIBERAL PARTY
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Matalines, Grecille Interone
  2. Bagol, Casimero Capangpangan
  3. Zamora, Baldomero Nisnisal
  4. Dibaratun, Macarupung Butong
  5. Maruhom, Mohammad Moamar Jack Sarip
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Baguio, Benny Ponce
  2. Omar, Osop Blangan
  3. Ali, Abdul Harris Umpa
  4. Cauntongan, Tawantawan Mamantar
  5. Usop, Superman Ampaso

Elected officials of Lanao del Norte for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Lanao del Norte for the term of 2007-2010

Barangays Elected Officials of Lanao del Norte

Businesses in Lanao del Norte, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Lanao del Norte, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Lanao del Norte, Philippines

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Schools in Lanao del Norte, Philippines

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

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Economy of Lanao del Norte, Philippines

About 41.13 per cent of the province's total land area is devoted to agricultural activities and 21.07 per cent is classified as forestland. The province is suitable for all kinds of crops. Its major agricultural products are rice, corn, coconut, banana, coffee, ginger, cacao, legumes, vegetables, livestock and poultry, rootcrops, exotic fruits and nuts.

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Jobs in Lanao del Norte Philippines

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Transportation facilities of Lanao del Norte

An airport is located at Baloi, Lanao del Norte which is about 76 kilometers from the provincial capital and 20 kilometers from Iligan City. It is classified as a secondary airport with a concrete/asphalt runway of 30 lineal meters. This was closed to traffic in 1992 to undergo major rehabilitation work. It was officially opened for operation in May 1997 however, no commercial flights are using the airport since its navigational facilities are yet to be installed.

Natural Resources of Lanao del Norte, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Lanao del Norte, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Lanao del Norte, Philippines

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Philippine News

  • More PH products get zero duty treatment from Japan
  • Sunday, February 7, 2016 12:26 am
Starting this year, the Philippines will be enjoying zero duties for more products that are being exported to Japan.
This development is seen to further expand and deepen the economic partnership between the Philippines and Japan, according to the Department of Trade and Industry ........ Full Story»

  • Bank expects PH to grow 5.8 percent till 2020
  • Saturday, February 6, 2016
The Philippine economy is seen to grow at least 5.8 percent in the next five years, London-based international lender Standard Chartered Bank said.
Based on the lender’s survey among its clients in Manila, Standard Chartered’s top financial-institution and corporate clients revealed their bullishness on the Philippine outlook in the next five years ........ Full Story»

  • Para athletes grateful for gov’t recognition
  • Sunday, February 7, 2016 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines – Grateful differently-abled athletes said the recognition the government now bestows upon them will further inspire them to train harder in pursuit of sporting excellence.
The Philippine Sports Commission on Friday feted the medalists in the 2015 Asean Para Games and handed out a total of P6.783 million in windfall as mandated by Republic Act 10699. The new law entitles differently-abled athletes to P150,000 per gold; P75,000 per silver, and P30,000 per bronze in the APG and coaches to a bonus equivalent to 50 percent of his ward’s take ................................ Full Story»

Lanao del Norte Zip Codes

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9200 Iligan City Lanao del Norte
9201 Linamon Lanao del Norte
9202 Kauswagan Lanao del Norte
9203 Matungao Lanao del Norte
9204 Poona Piagapo Lanao del Norte
9205 Bacolod Lanao del Norte
9206 Maigo Lanao del Norte
9207 Kolambugan Lanao del Norte
9208 Pantao Ragat Lanao del Norte
9209 Tubod Lanao del Norte
9210 Baroy Lanao del Norte
9211 Lala Lanao del Norte
9212 Salvador Lanao del Norte
9213 Sapad Lanao del Norte
9214 Kapatagan Lanao del Norte
9215 Karomatan Lanao del Norte
9216 Nunungan Lanao del Norte
9217 Baloi Lanao del Norte
9218 Pantar Lanao del Norte
9219 Munai Lanao del Norte
9220 Tangkal Lanao del Norte
9221 Magsaysay Lanao del Norte
9222 Tagoloan Lanao del Norte
9223 Sultan Nage Di Maporo Lanao del Norte

Lanao del Norte, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
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  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

The oldest living man or woman in Lanao del Norte, Philippines

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