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KOLAMBUGAN HISTORY

Based on legend, Kolambugan got its unique name from a tree specie which is prominent in the area. The “Kolambugan Tree”, the abundance of its kind triggered the naming of the place Kolambugan.

As early as 19th century, a couple of American migrants settled and established a timber processing plant named Kolambugan Lumber Development, that later changed to Findlay Millar Timber Company.

The presence of the timber company triggered rapid economic growth. This resulted into the change from a small barrio, inhabited by native Maranaos and Christians settlers from the neighboring places of the island, into a municipal district level that stretches from Buru-un, now part of the City of Iligan, to Karomatan area, now the municipality of Sultan Naga Dimaporo.

On July 1, 1936, by virtue and power of the Executive Order No. 37, President Manuel L. Quezon declared Kolambugan as one of the Municipalities of Lanao Province. The Lanao province was further divided into Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur. Kolambugan is part of Lanao del Norte province.

Kolambugan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 25,306 people. Kolambugan is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.

Austin Heights

Baybay

Bubong 

Caromatan

Inudaran

Kulasihan

Libertad

Lumbac

Manga

Matampay

Mukas

Muntay

Pagalungan

Palao

Pantaon

Pantar

Poblacion

Rebucon

Riverside

San Roque

Santo Nino

Simbuco

Small Banisilan

Sucodan

Tabigue

Titunod

The Municipality of Kolambugan is accessibly located along the Panguil Bay area facing Ozamiz City in the Province of Misamis Occidental. The Municipality of Kolambugan is 47 kilometers West of the capital town of Tubod. It is centrally located Northwest of the Province. The Municipality of Kolambugan is bounded by the Panguil Bay on the North Municipality of Tangkal and Magsaysay on the South; the Municipality of Maigo on the East the Municipality of Tubod on the West.   The Municipality of Kolambugan has a geographic location of 8-06-59-678 latitude,123-54-01-466 longitude and has a grid coordinates of 897609.334 N. 378809.416 E and the point of origin is in the intersection of the equator and central meridean of zone v.


The municipality has vast agricultural lands which are mainly planted to coconut. It supplies copra to the coconut oil mills of Iligan City. As it is strategically located within the Panguil Bay area, it serves as a major fishing ground for the fishermen of the municipality. Its major bodies of water such as the Kulasihan, Kolambugan and Titunod Rivers also serve the population’s domestic water needs and as drainage for the municipality’s wastes.


It has high mountains such as Mt. Carmon, Mt. Javier and Mt. Bucao. There are also mangrove areas and forests which help in the prevention of siltation.


Kolambugan serves as a natural gateway of services and goods through a ferry transport from Kolambugan to Ozamiz City of Misamis Oriental with 2 barangays, Mukas and Poblacion as ports of entry and exit.




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