Leyte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Leyte
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
CapitalTacloban
Total local government units
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities2
Municipalities40
Barangays [note]1,641
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Visayan Sea, Camotes Sea, Samar Sea
Area (2007) [note]6,313.33 km2
(2,437.59 sq. mi)
Population (2015) [note]1,724,679
Density (2015) [note]273 per km2
(708 per sq. mi)
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[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

Leyte is a province in the Philippines situated in the Eastern Visayas region occupying the eastern section of the Visayas.

The province has a land area of 6,313.33 square kilometers or 2,437.59 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 1,724,679 representing 38.84% of the total population of the Eastern Visayas region, 8.90% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 1.71% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 273 inhabitants per square kilometer or 708 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Leyte is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Samar Sea, Carigara Bay, San Juanico Strait, Leyte Gulf, Southern Leyte, the Camotes Sea, the Ormoc Bay, and Visayan Sea.

Local government units

Leyte has 40 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 1,641. The City of Tacloban serves as the provincial capital, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Abuyogmun59,571
(3.45%)
57,1460.79%688.25 km2
(265.73 sq mi)
87 per km2
(224 per sq mi)
63
Alangalangmun55,235
(3.20%)
46,4113.37%150.54 km2
(58.12 sq mi)
367 per km2
(950 per sq mi)
54
Albueramun46,332
(2.69%)
40,5532.57%303.35 km2
(117.12 sq mi)
153 per km2
(396 per sq mi)
16
Babatngonmun27,797
(1.61%)
25,5751.60%115.18 km2
(44.47 sq mi)
241 per km2
(625 per sq mi)
25
Barugomun32,745
(1.90%)
30,0921.62%84.62 km2
(32.67 sq mi)
387 per km2
(1,002 per sq mi)
37
Batomun38,356
(2.22%)
35,6101.42%72.45 km2
(27.97 sq mi)
529 per km2
(1,371 per sq mi)
32
Baybaycity (CC)109,432
(6.35%)
102,8411.19%459.34 km2
(177.35 sq mi)
238 per km2
(617 per sq mi)
92
Burauenmun52,732
(3.06%)
48,8531.47%265.33 km2
(102.44 sq mi)
199 per km2
(515 per sq mi)
77
Calubianmun31,228
(1.81%)
29,6191.01%100.95 km2
(38.98 sq mi)
309 per km2
(801 per sq mi)
53
Capoocanmun33,617
(1.95%)
29,8342.30%185.40 km2
(71.58 sq mi)
181 per km2
(470 per sq mi)
21
Carigaramun51,345
(2.98%)
47,4441.52%117.86 km2
(45.51 sq mi)
436 per km2
(1,128 per sq mi)
49
Dagamimun35,147
(2.04%)
31,4902.11%161.65 km2
(62.41 sq mi)
217 per km2
(563 per sq mi)
65
Dulagmun47,300
(2.74%)
41,7572.40%110.70 km2
(42.74 sq mi)
427 per km2
(1,107 per sq mi)
45
Hilongosmun63,431
(3.68%)
56,8032.12%192.92 km2
(74.49 sq mi)
329 per km2
(852 per sq mi)
51
Hindangmun20,924
(1.21%)
20,1790.69%50.04 km2
(19.32 sq mi)
418 per km2
(1,083 per sq mi)
20
Inopacanmun20,550
(1.19%)
19,9040.61%94.62 km2
(36.53 sq mi)
217 per km2
(563 per sq mi)
20
Isabelmun46,915
(2.72%)
43,5931.41%64.01 km2
(24.71 sq mi)
733 per km2
(1,899 per sq mi)
24
Jaromun43,199
(2.50%)
39,5771.68%207.19 km2
(80.00 sq mi)
208 per km2
(540 per sq mi)
46
Javiermun25,379
(1.47%)
23,8781.17%152.70 km2
(58.96 sq mi)
166 per km2
(430 per sq mi)
28
Julitamun15,114
(0.88%)
13,3072.45%53.30 km2
(20.58 sq mi)
284 per km2
(734 per sq mi)
26
Kanangamun56,575
(3.28%)
48,0273.17%144.20 km2
(55.68 sq mi)
392 per km2
(1,016 per sq mi)
23
La Pazmun19,998
(1.16%)
19,1330.85%72.70 km2
(28.07 sq mi)
275 per km2
(712 per sq mi)
35
Leytemun40,639
(2.36%)
37,5051.54%181.26 km2
(69.98 sq mi)
224 per km2
(581 per sq mi)
30
MacArthurmun21,211
(1.23%)
18,7242.40%57.57 km2
(22.23 sq mi)
368 per km2
(954 per sq mi)
31
Mahaplagmun27,823
(1.61%)
26,5990.86%104.79 km2
(40.46 sq mi)
266 per km2
(688 per sq mi)
28
Matag-obmun18,373
(1.07%)
17,0891.39%104.40 km2
(40.31 sq mi)
176 per km2
(456 per sq mi)
21
Matalommun33,121
(1.92%)
31,0971.21%132.00 km2
(50.97 sq mi)
251 per km2
(650 per sq mi)
30
Mayorgamun17,161
(1.00%)
14,6943.00%42.17 km2
(16.28 sq mi)
407 per km2
(1,054 per sq mi)
16
Meridamun29,863
(1.73%)
27,2241.78%95.21 km2
(36.76 sq mi)
314 per km2
(812 per sq mi)
22
Ormoccity (ICC)215,031
(12.47%)
191,2002.26%613.60 km2
(236.91 sq mi)
350 per km2
(908 per sq mi)
110
Palomun70,052
(4.06%)
62,7272.13%221.27 km2
(85.43 sq mi)
317 per km2
(820 per sq mi)
33
Palomponmun58,108
(3.37%)
54,1631.35%126.07 km2
(48.68 sq mi)
461 per km2
(1,194 per sq mi)
50
Pastranamun18,002
(1.04%)
16,6491.50%86.35 km2
(33.34 sq mi)
208 per km2
(540 per sq mi)
29
San Isidromun31,641
(1.83%)
28,5541.97%122.50 km2
(47.30 sq mi)
258 per km2
(669 per sq mi)
19
San Miguelmun19,420
(1.13%)
17,5611.93%145.11 km2
(56.03 sq mi)
134 per km2
(347 per sq mi)
21
Santa Femun20,439
(1.19%)
17,4273.08%53.97 km2
(20.84 sq mi)
379 per km2
(981 per sq mi)
20
Tabangomun34,195
(1.98%)
31,9321.31%96.62 km2
(37.31 sq mi)
354 per km2
(917 per sq mi)
13
Tabontabonmun11,204
(0.65%)
9,8382.51%24.18 km2
(9.34 sq mi)
463 per km2
(1,200 per sq mi)
16
Taclobancity (HUC), capital, regional center242,089
(–)
221,1741.74%201.72 km2
(77.88 sq mi)
1,200 per km2
(3,108 per sq mi)
138
Tanauanmun55,021
(3.19%)
50,1191.79%78.41 km2
(30.27 sq mi)
702 per km2
(1,818 per sq mi)
54
Tolosamun20,978
(1.22%)
17,9213.04%22.54 km2
(8.70 sq mi)
931 per km2
(2,411 per sq mi)
15
Tungamun7,584
(0.44%)
6,5162.93%7.70 km2
(2.97 sq mi)
985 per km2
(2,554 per sq mi)
8
Villabamun41,891
(2.43%)
38,8191.46%150.31 km2
(58.04 sq mi)
279 per km2
(722 per sq mi)
35
Leyte Total [1]1,724,6791,567,9841.83%6,313.33 km2
(2,437.59 sq mi)
273 per km2
(708 per sq mi)
1,641
  1. [1]Totals exclude the highly urbanized city of Tacloban
Historical population

The population of Leyte grew from 822,528 in 1960 to 1,724,679 in 2015, an increase of 902,151 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.83%, or an increase of 156,695 people, from the previous population of 1,567,984 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2294,892
1918 Dec 31440,3282.56%
1939 Jan 1688,9342.26%
1948 Oct 1751,6490.90%
1960 Feb 15822,5280.80%
1970 May 6943,5971.35%
1975 May 11,019,1411.56%
1980 May 11,088,7041.33%
1990 May 11,230,9251.24%
1995 Sep 11,343,9411.66%
2000 May 11,413,6971.09%
2007 Aug 11,506,0960.88%
2010 May 11,567,9841.48%
2015 Aug 11,724,6791.83%

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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