Linao is a barangay of the philippine municipality Matalam in the province Cotabato (North Cotabato)
which is part of the Mindanao group
Linao is one of the barangays which are in the outlying area of Municipality Matalam.
The municipality Matalam with a population of about 66,204 and its 34 barangays belong to the partly urban areas in the Philippines. While some of the barangays developed modern urban structures, some others, especially those which are seated in the outlying areas, remained rural. By the end of 2007 Linao had 4,226 residents.
Other barangays of Matalam are:
Arakan, Bangbang, Bato, Central Malamote, Dalapitan, Estado, Ilian, Kabulacan, Kibia, Kibudoc, Kidama, Kilada, Lampayan, Latagan, Lower Malamote, Manubuan, Manupal, Marbel, Minamaing, Natutungan, New Abra, New Alimodian, New Bugasong, New Pandan, Patadon West, Pinamaton, Poblacion, Salvacion, Santa Maria, Sarayan, Taculen, Taguranao, Tamped (Tampad)