Municipality of Kapatagan

Kapatagan is a second class municipality in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 62,853 people.


Kapatagan has a total land area of 25,048.41 hectares which include the area that is now being contested by the Municipality of Lala with an approximate area of 759 hectares.


On the southern and eastern sides of the locality are mountains which serve as natural barriers protecting the Municipality from typhoons. Offsetting the mountain is the presence of flat coastal lands and valley. Kapatagan has some rolling plains.

It has five (5) major rivers that flow to Panguil Bay, namely: Maranding, Panoloon, Butadon, Kidalos, and Balili. These rivers sometimes, especially during the rainy season, overflow causing floods resulting to destruction and even death of farm and land animals.

The Cathedral Falls and Sta. Cruz waterfalls are located at Barangays Cathedral Falls, Sta. Cruz, and Waterfalls respectively. At present, the spring supplies water into Poblacion and some neighboring barangays.


The Municipality has a tropical climate. Dry season starts during the month of October and ends in June. Wet season starts in the month of July and ends in December.


Kapatagan is politically subdivided into 34 barangays.

  • Bagong Badian
  • Bagong Silang
  • Balili
  • Bansarvil
  • Belis
  • Buenavista
  • Butadon
  • Cathedral Falls
  • Concepcion
  • Curvada
  • De Asis
  • Donggoan
  • Durano
  • Kahayagan
  • Kidalos
  • La Libertad
  • Lapinig
  • Mahayahay
  • Malinas
  • Maranding
  • Margos
  • Poblacion
  • Pulang Yuta
  • Quarry
  • San Isidro
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santo Tomas
  • Suso
  • Taguitic
  • Tiacongan
  • Tipolo
  • Tulatulahan
  • Waterfalls


The municipality is beginning to gain economic favor mainly due to the funds released by some international organizations like GEM. Many companies will plan to build some stores in Kapatagan to boost its economic growth like Mercury Drugstore, Mluiller Pawnhsop, Cebuana Pawnshop, Palawan Pawnshop, Julies Bakeshop and Vina Shopping Center.