Capalonga is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Camarines Norte Province in Region 5 of Bicol Region, Philippines.
Profile of Capalonga Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of Camarines Norte (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Jose Panganiban (east), Labo (south), Santa Elena (Southwest)
Area –> 290.00 km2 (111.97 sq mi)
Population –> 32,215 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with narrow Coastal Plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Fish, Coconut, Vegetables, Pineapple, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, Bicolano, English
Barangays –> 22
Revenue (2016) –> 106,696,164.86
Legislative District –> First
Go here to see the elected municipal officials of Capalonga.
History of Capalonga
The original inhabitants of Capalonga were the Agtas and Dumagat tribes. They called their place Apalong which may have derived from a wild plant that resembles a rooster’s comb locally called “Palong Manok”. When the Spaniards arrived, the people were called Kapalongan and soon the entire place was called Capalonga.
Economy of Capalonga
Capalonga is primarily an agricultural town where rice, fish and coconut are the main products.
Tourist Spots in Capalonga
Pulong Guijanlo Sandbar
Diocesan Shrine of the Black Nazarene of Capalonga
Festivals in Capalonga
Feast of the Black Nazarene
Map of Capalonga Municipality in Camarines Norte