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GEOPHYSICAL FEATURES

 

The Municipality of Kapalong, Davao del Norte is located in the northwestern part of the province of Davao del Norte. It lies between latitudes 7º 32’ 34” to 8º 00’ 00” and longitudes 125º 24’ 34” to 125º 43’ 18”. It is bounded on the north by the province of Agusan del Sur, on the east by the ComVal Province, on the south by the municipalities of Asuncion and Sto. Tomas, while on the west by the municipality of Talaingod and the Province of Bukidnon.

 

 

BARANGAY

LAND AREA

(HECTARES)

% of Total Land Area

CAPUNGAGAN

1,026

1.09

FLORIDA

1,689

1.79

GABUYAN

1,577

1.67

GUPITAN

65,982

70.06

KATIPUNAN

704

0.75

LUNA

1,688

1.79

MABANTAO

1,016

1.08

MAMACAO

7,293

7.74

MANIKI

1,004

1.07

PAG-ASA

1,284

1.36

SAMPAO

1,109

1.18

SEMONG

4,504

4.78

SUA-ON

4,742

5.03

TIBURCIA

567

0.60

TOTAL

94,185

100.00

 

 

CLIMATE

Type IV climate characterized by rainfall more or less evenly distributed throughout the year. Annual rainfall ranges from 2,000 to 3,000 mm and highest precipitation normally occurs during the month of January ranging from 200 to 400 mm.

 

 

TOPOGRAPHY

Northern area – moderate to rugged terrain with minor wide valleys. Southern area consists of the mountainous and lowland terrains. Mountainous terrain exhibits moderate topography while the lowlands are flat to gently rolling topography. Highest peak of the municipality is locally known as the Pantaron Mountain Range with an elevation of 1,460 meters.