The Official Seal of this municipality bears the words “BAYAN NG CAPALONGA, CAMARINES NORTE” inscribed in a circle with 22 stars on top representing its 22 Barangays over sun rays behind mountains that means Capalonga, Camarines Norte has a rolling terrain and mountainous land, below are rice fields over the two of the most important agricultural economy of the municipality, fishing and coconut industry, and is surrounded by the colors white on top, blue on the left, and red on the right, representing the national flag of the Philippines, and at the center lies the image of the miraculous “BLACK NAZARENE” which make Capalonga famous in the four corners of the Philippines.
The Municipality of Capalonga, Camarines Norte is located on the northwestern part of Camarines Norte Province in the Bicol Region or more specifically lies between 122º and 123º longitude and between 14º and 15º latitude. It is bounded on the north by Lamon Bay of the Pacific Ocean; on the south by the Municipality of Labo; on the west by the Municipality of Sta. Elena and on the east by the Municipality of Jose Panganiban.
Capalonga is about 78 kms. north of Daet, the capital town of Camarines Norte Province and about 331 kms. southeast of Manila. It is classified as a coastal municipality of the province since nine (9) of its barangays are situated along the Pacific coast and marshes/rivers of five (5) more barangays are inundated/can be reached by sea water dur ing high tides. The physical characteristics of the general terrain of Capalonga are hilly and mountainous except for its fertile hinder lands and plains along coastal areas.
|Coastal Barangays Land Area (sq. km.)||Roadside/Interior Barangays Land Area (sq. km.)|
|1.Alayao - 13.76||15.Itok - 14.92|
|2.Binawangan - 15.52||16.Lukbanan - 22.84|
|3.Calabaca - 6.80||17.Magsaysay - 19.0223|
|4.Camagsaan - 10.84||18.Old Camp - 13.52|
|5.Catioan - 3.04||19.San Antonio - 13.16|
|6.Catabaguangan - 9.12||20.Tanauan - 55.67|
|7.Del Pilar - 10.3096||21.Villa Aurora - 18.24|
|8.Mabini - 13.2146||22.Villa Belen - 7.1530|
|9.Mactang - 7.00||-|
|10.Mataque - 18.12||-|
|11.Población - 1.0705||-|
|12.San Isidro - 6.40||-|
|13.San Roque - 7.38||-|
|14.Ubang - 4.50||-|
Capalonga has a total land area of 291.60 sq. kms. It represents about 12.57% of the total land area of Camarines Norte Province. This municipal land area is distributed among twenty two (22) Barangays.
The urbanized barangays of Poblacion and Catioan has the smallest land areas with 1.07 sq. kms. and 3.04 sq. kms., respectively. On the other hand, the hinter barangays of Tanauan and Lukbanan has the largest land areas with 55.67 sq. kms. and 22.84 sq. kms., respectively. In consideration of this total municipal land area is the disputed boundary between the Municipality of Capalonga and the Municipality of Labo which until now is still unsettled.
Capalonga is a 3rdclass municipality with the total annual income of P6,161,000.00 during CY 2018 and remains basically an agricultural municipality. The backbone of its economy is primarily dependent on agricultural products and activities. The adherence to the mandates of Republic Act 7160 or Local Government Code of 1991 as well as Republic Act 8435 or Agriculture and Fishery Modernization Act vests responsibility to the LGU in ensuring food security as well as economic stability.
For this, the municipality set aside about 134.71 sq. km. or 46.20% of the total land area of 291.60 sq. kms. to be devoted to agricultural crop production exclusive of the remaining 38.63% unutilized agricultural lands utilized for rice, corn and other crops such as vegetables, root crops, fruits and legumes, and 43.33% of which are devoted to coconut plantations. The Municipal Waters along the coastal barangays are a rich source for the abundant sea products of the locality. Inland fishponds of around 150 has. could be found in barangays Alayao, Binawangan, Calabaca, Camagsaan, Catabaguangan and Del Pilar.
|Municipality/Name of Municipal Road||Concrete(km.)||Asphalt(km.)||Gravel(km.)||Earth(km.)||Total Length(km.)|
|Municipality/Name of Street||Concrete(km.)||Asphalt(km.)||Gravel(km.)||Earth(km.)||Total Length(km.)|
|Claro M. Recto St.||0.390||-||-||-||0.390|
|J. P. Rizal St.||0.257||-||-||-||0.257|
|Bagong Bayan St.||0.248||-||0.041||-||0.289|
|Bagong Lipunan St.||0.030||-||-||-||0.030|
|Mayor Buenerhes Sasot St.||0.150||-||0.102||-||0.252|
|Mabini St. Extension||-||-||0.228||-||0.228|
|Panganiban St. Extension||-||-||0.121||-||0.121|
|J. P. Rizal St. Extension||0.107||-||0.119||-||0.226|
|Build-up Areas||1.2000 sq. km. or 0.41%|
|Agricultural Areas||188.8088 sq. km. or 64.75%|
|Forest Areas||101.1400 sq. km. or 34.68%|
|Road Networks||0.0012 sq. km. or 0.01%|
|Inland Water Bodies||0.4500 sq. km. or 0.15%|
|Municipal Water||42.9000 sq. km.|
|Primary Urban Areas (Residential/Commercial)||1.6787 sq. km.|
|Institutional Areas||0.0500 sq. km.|
|Parks and Recreation Areas||0.0020 sq. km.|
|Agricultural Development Areas||17.1680 sq. km.|
|Special Use Area (Sanitary Landfill)||0.0400 sq. km.|