Lanao del Norte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Lanao del Norte
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionNorthern Mindanao (Region X)
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities0
Municipalities22
Barangays [note]462
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea, Bohol Sea
Area (2007) [note]3,346.57 km2 (1,292.12 sq mi)
Population (2015) [note]676,395
Density (2015) [note]202 / km2 (523 / sq mi)
[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

Lanao del Norte is a province in the Philippines situated in the Northern Mindanao region occupying the northern-central section of Mindanao. Its capital is the Municipality of Tubod.

The province has a land area of 3,346.57 square kilometers or 1,292.12 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 676,395. This represented 14.42% of the total population of the Northern Mindanao region, 2.80% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.67% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 202 inhabitants per square kilometer or 523 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Lanao del Norte is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Iligan Bay, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Sur, and Illana Bay, Pagadian Bay, Zamboanga del Sur.

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Local government units

Lanao del Norte has 22 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 462. The City of Iligan is commonly grouped with the province, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Bacolodmunicipality23,03421,8181.04%104.10 km2 (40.19 sq mi)221 / km2 (573 / sq mi)16
Baloimunicipality58,38350,3872.84%90.98 km2 (35.13 sq mi)642 / km2 (1,662 / sq mi)21
Baroymunicipality22,60020,9481.46%72.35 km2 (27.93 sq mi)312 / km2 (809 / sq mi)23
Kapataganmunicipality62,85353,9162.96%242.89 km2 (93.78 sq mi)259 / km2 (670 / sq mi)33
Kauswaganmunicipality26,27824,0061.74%60.37 km2 (23.31 sq mi)435 / km2 (1,127 / sq mi)13
Kolambuganmunicipality27,00526,4450.40%134.55 km2 (51.95 sq mi)201 / km2 (520 / sq mi)26
Lalamunicipality67,72765,3550.68%140.25 km2 (54.15 sq mi)483 / km2 (1,251 / sq mi)27
Linamonmunicipality20,34117,4842.92%76.38 km2 (29.49 sq mi)266 / km2 (690 / sq mi)8
Magsaysaymunicipality19,01916,4422.81%151.83 km2 (58.62 sq mi)125 / km2 (324 / sq mi)24
Maigomunicipality21,66620,1311.41%121.45 km2 (46.89 sq mi)178 / km2 (462 / sq mi)13
Matungaomunicipality13,97512,2172.59%45.74 km2 (17.66 sq mi)306 / km2 (791 / sq mi)12
Munaimunicipality32,97327,6003.44%197.50 km2 (76.26 sq mi)167 / km2 (432 / sq mi)26
Nununganmunicipality18,36716,3042.29%473.28 km2 (182.73 sq mi)39 / km2 (101 / sq mi)25
Pantao Ragatmunicipality27,86623,1223.62%124.30 km2 (47.99 sq mi)224 / km2 (581 / sq mi)20
Pantarmunicipality21,77318,4403.21%70.40 km2 (27.18 sq mi)309 / km2 (801 / sq mi)21
Poona Piagapomunicipality27,01823,4512.73%260.07 km2 (100.41 sq mi)104 / km2 (269 / sq mi)26
Salvadormunicipality31,84527,3482.94%113.99 km2 (44.01 sq mi)279 / km2 (724 / sq mi)25
Sapadmunicipality21,30919,4791.72%140.03 km2 (54.07 sq mi)152 / km2 (394 / sq mi)17
Sultan Naga Dimaporomunicipality56,76452,4301.52%230.99 km2 (89.19 sq mi)246 / km2 (636 / sq mi)37
Tagoloanmunicipality13,25311,6742.44%69.70 km2 (26.91 sq mi)190 / km2 (492 / sq mi)7
Tangcalmunicipality15,18112,5883.63%178.62 km2 (68.97 sq mi)85 / km2 (220 / sq mi)18
Tubodmunicipality, capital47,16546,3320.34%246.80 km2 (95.29 sq mi)191 / km2 (495 / sq mi)24
Lanao del Norte Total676,395607,9172.05%3,346.57 km2 (1,292.12 sq mi)202 / km2 (523 / sq mi)462

Historical population

The population of Lanao del Norte grew from 212,170 in 1960 to 676,395 in 2015, an increase of 464,225 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.05%, or an increase of 68,478 people, from the previous population of 607,917 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,400
15,8507.04%
71,1547.80%
105,8814.16%
212,1706.30%
245,4491.44%
262,4561.35%
293,6912.27%
387,5242.81%
440,7832.44%
473,0621.53%
538,2831.80%
607,9174.53%
676,3952.05%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Lanao del Norte as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Iligan City-Marawi City Road
  • Linamon-Zamboanga Road
  • Malabang-Dobleston-Tukuran Road
  • Misamis Oriental-Ma. Cristina Boundary Road
  • Overton-Buru-un Boundary Road

Secondary Roads

  • Iligan City-Marawi City Road via Balo-i Airport
  • Iligan Junction-South Wharf Road
  • Junction National Highway Tubod-Wharf Road
  • South Wharf Junction-North Wharf Road
  • Tibanga Road-Pala-o Junction

Tertiary Roads

  • Bacolod-Madalum Highway
  • Balo-i-Matungao-Linamon Road
  • Dobleston-Butadon Road
  • Highway Secondary Roads Diversion Road
  • Iligan City-Marawi City Road via Bito Abaga Road
  • Lala-Salvador-Tubod Road
  • Lanao del Norte Interior Circumferential Road (LDNICR)
  • Luna Extension on Poblacion side
  • Overton-Abaga Boundary Road
  • Santa Felomina-Bonbonon-Digkilaan-Rogongon Road
  • Tambacan Road-Tubod National Highway Junction
  • Tubod-Ganassi Road
  • Wye Length

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 676,395, ranked 43 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,292.12 square kilometers, ranked 42 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 202 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 42 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.05%, ranked 12 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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