Kadingilan is a 4th class municipality in the Province of Bukidnon, Philippines. According to the Population Commission 2000 census data, it has a population density of 25,858 people in 5,050 households.
The History of Kadingilan:
In the earlier times, there was a certain ethnic group headed by its chieftain named Datu Mandaganasa. He was then looking for a place located between two rivers as the possible home for his tribe, Kampong. They found a vast tract of land located between the Iniawan and Pinalpalan Rivers and decided to make the place as their territorial domain. As time passed by, the place got its name, Kadingilan from the corrupted native words Kadiay (which means “ours”) and Matingilan (which means “temporary”).
The growth and development of Kadingilan began to bloat after World War II. Migrants from all over the country flocked into its fertile lands. The early and original settlers were slowly vanishing and fled to the highlands because of the influx of Cebuanos, Boholanos, Warays and Igorots/Ifugaos or they were called as the Dumagats (a general term used for Christian Natives.
Political History of Kadingilan :
When Bukidnon was created as a separate province from Agusan del Norte, Kadingilan became a barrio of Maramag in 1945. It existed as such until Kibawe was created as a regular municipality on July 1, 1956. Kadingilan was then taken from Maramag and became one of the regular barrios of Kibawe.
On August 16, 1971, Kadingilan was created as a municipality of Bukidnon pursuant to Republic Act 6368.).
Kadingilan lies within grid coordinates from 7O 20’ 31” north longitude and from 124O 49’ to 125O 2’ east latitude. Kadingilan is located along the southwestern border of the province of Bukidnon. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Don Carlos; northeast by the Municipality of Dancagan; east by the Municipality of Kibawe; southeast by the Municipality of Damulog and on the south and southwest by the Province of North Cotabato and on the west by the Province of Lanao del Sur and northwest by the Municipality of Pangantucan.
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