Capalonga History, Tourist Spots, Festival, Officials

Capalonga is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Camarines Norte Province in Region 5 of Bicol Region, Philippines.

Capalonga Lighthouse
Capalonga Lighthouse (Credit: Facebook Page)

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
Government Officials
Congressman –> Josefina B. Tallado
Mayor –> Luz E. Ricasio
Vice Mayor –> Juan P. Enero

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

Tinagong Beach

Albino Beach
Pulong Guijanlo Sandbar

Bangka-bangka Falls
Itok Falls
Mount Samat
Diocesan Shrine of the Black Nazarene of Capalonga

Festivals in Capalonga

Palong Festival
Feast of the Black Nazarene

Map of Capalonga Municipality in Camarines Norte

See also: Profile of Mayor Luz E. Ricasio, Governor Edgardo Tallado

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