Provinces

Lanao del Norte Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Lanao del Norte officially the Province of Lanao del Norte, is a province in the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao Region. Its capital is Tubod. From its many majestic waterfalls, relaxing coastlines to rugged plateaus and verdant mountains rich in flora and fauna, the province of Lanao del Norte pulsates with electrifying cultural diversity of gentle and proud people.

LOCATION

Lanao del Norte

Coordinates: 8°02′N 124°00′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Lanao del Norte
Location:
8°02′N 124°00′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1959
Capital:
Tubod
Area:
3,346.57 km2 (1,292.12 sq mi)
Population:
676,395
Density:
200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
X
Cities & Towns:
1 Independent city, 22 Municipalities
Demonym(s):
Lanaonon
Elevation:
(Mount Inayawan) 1,535 m (5,036 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
9201–9222
Area code:
+63 (063)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Second Class
Religion(s):
44.19% of the population of the Lanao Del Norte are adherent of Islam.
Language(s):
Cebuano, Maranao, English
Known For:
Agriculture (banana, rice, coconut, and corn) Fishing
Major Industries:
Agriculture (rice, corn, root crops, coffee, tobacco, and coconut)
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
November to May
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
None
Seaport(s):
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is tropical. Lanao Del Norte has a significant amount of rainfall during the year. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Af.

Best time to visit is from November up to May.

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Lanao del Norte Province Map

The Lanao del Norte provinceis divided into 1 Independent City, 22 Municipalities:

  • Bacolod
  • Baloi
  • Baroy
  • Iligan
  • Kapatagan
  • Kauswagan
  • Kolambugan
  • Lala
  • Linamon
  • Magsaysay
  • Maigo
  • Matungao
  • Munai
  • Nunungan
  • Pantao Ragat
  • Pantar
  • Poona Piagapo
  • Salvador
  • Sapad
  • Sultan Naga Dimaporo
  • Tagoloan
  • Tangcal
  • Tubod
 

ISLANDS

None

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Lanao del Norte province:

  • Bucana Beach
  • Buhanginan Hill
  • Cathedral Falls
  • Dalipuga Falls
  • Dodiongan Falls
  • Gaisano City Mall
  • Hindang Cave
  • Hindang Falls
  • Iligan Anahaw Ampitheater
  • Iligan Paradise Resort
  • Kalubihon Falls
  • Kamadahan Falls
  • Kublai Art Garden
  • Levan Hiltop View And Resort
  • Limunsudan Falls
  • Macaraeg-Macapagal Ancestral House
  • Maria Cristina Falls
  • Maze Park and Resort
  • Mimbalot Falls
  • Mimbalut Falls
  • NPC Nature’s Park
  • Paseo de Santiago
  • Robinson’s Place
  • Splash Away Waterpark
  • Sta Cruz Falls
  • Taytay Resort
  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Timoga Cold Springs
  • Tinago Falls
  • Virgin Falls
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Lanao del Norte throughout the year:

  • Sagingan Festival (October 17) – Tubod

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Lanao del Norte province.

Where in the Philippines is Lanao del Norte located?
Lanao del Norte is located on Northern Mindanao.

Is Lanao del Norte a city or province?
Lanao del Norte is a province.

What is the Capital of Lanao del Norte?
The capital of Lanao del Norte is Tubod.

What is Lanao del Norte famous for?
Lanao del Norte is famous or known for waterfalls, plateaus, and mountains.

How do I get to Lanao del Norte?
There are several ways to get to Lanao del Norte, the most common being from Manila:

  • Plane to Cagayan de Oro | 1.5 hours | $34-$200 + Bus | 1.5 hours | $3
  • Ferry | 40.5 hours | $36-$80
  • You can fly to an alternate airport (Ozamiz, Pagadian or Cotabato), however you will need to ride a bus or ferry to get to Lanao del Norte/ The cost will be significantly more as well.

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How many islands are in Lanao del Norte?
There are NO islands in Lanao del Norte province.

What does Lanao mean?
Lanao is derived from a Maranao word “Ranao” which means “lake”.

How Safe is Traveling in Lanao del Norte?
Lanao del Norte is relatively safe for locals and tourists but there are some prohibited areas in the province. Travelling between towns at night is discouraged as well.

Is the climate in Lanao del Norte the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Lanao del Norte province is considered tropical with significant amount of rainfall during the year.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below …

READ MORE: Climate & Weather of the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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