Calapan is a 3rd class coastal city and the capital of Oriental Mindoro Province in MiMaRoPa Region or Region 4B, Philippines. It also serves as the administrative center of the region.
Profile of Calapan City (Geography)
Location –> Northeastern part of Mindoro Island of the coast of southern Luzon (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Naujan (south) and Baco (west)
Area –> 250.06 km2 (96.55 sq mi)
Population –> 133,893 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 62
Revenue (2016) –> 629,630,663.37
Terrain –> Coastal plain with hills and mountains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Congressman –> Paulino Salvador Leachon
Mayor –> Arnan Panaligan
Vice Mayor –> Gil Ramirez
History of Calapan
In the year 1733, a convent was built and later the parish of Santo Nino was founded. In 1837, the capital of the province was moved from Puerto Galera to Calapan. However, its status as a capital was temporarily lost when Mindoro became part of Marinduque in 1902 only to be restored in the following year.
On March 21, 1998, Capalan was formally elevated as a component city by virtue of Republic Act No. 8475 signed by President Fidel Ramos.
Economy, Business and Investment in Calapan
Calapan City is the commercial and financial center of the Mindoro Island that covers Oriental and Occidental Mindoro Provinces. In the addition to government offices that serves the city, province and the region of MiMaRoPa, several malls, wholesale establishments and financial institutions are found in the city center.
Agriculture is still a major source of income for many residents. Rice, fish and vegetables are the chief products.
Manufacturing in the city is limited to repair shops, bakeries, small tailoring and dressmaking shops, hollow block making and furniture shops.
As the gateway to the Visayas Islands via Strong Republic Nautical Highway, its seaport is one of the busiest in the country.
Tourist Spots in Calapan
Calapan City Plaza
Santo Niño Cathedral
Festival in Calapan
Santo Niño de Calapan Festival
Map of Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro