Leyte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Leyte
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities2
Municipalities40
Barangays [note]1,503
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 / km2 (708 / sq mi)
[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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,724,679. This represented 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 these figures, the population density is computed at 273 inhabitants per square kilometer or 708 inhabitants per square mile.

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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.

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Local government units

Leyte has 40 municipalities and 2 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 1,503. The City of Tacloban serves as the provincial capital, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Abuyogmunicipality59,57157,1460.79%688.25 km2 (265.73 sq mi)87 / km2 (224 / sq mi)63
Alangalangmunicipality55,23546,4113.37%150.54 km2 (58.12 sq mi)367 / km2 (950 / sq mi)54
Albueramunicipality46,33240,5532.57%303.35 km2 (117.12 sq mi)153 / km2 (396 / sq mi)16
Babatngonmunicipality27,79725,5751.60%115.18 km2 (44.47 sq mi)241 / km2 (625 / sq mi)25
Barugomunicipality32,74530,0921.62%84.62 km2 (32.67 sq mi)387 / km2 (1,002 / sq mi)37
Batomunicipality38,35635,6101.42%72.45 km2 (27.97 sq mi)529 / km2 (1,371 / sq mi)32
Baybaycity (CC)109,432102,8411.19%459.34 km2 (177.35 sq mi)238 / km2 (617 / sq mi)92
Burauenmunicipality52,73248,8531.47%265.33 km2 (102.44 sq mi)199 / km2 (515 / sq mi)77
Calubianmunicipality31,22829,6191.01%100.95 km2 (38.98 sq mi)309 / km2 (801 / sq mi)53
Capoocanmunicipality33,61729,8342.30%185.40 km2 (71.58 sq mi)181 / km2 (470 / sq mi)21
Carigaramunicipality51,34547,4441.52%117.86 km2 (45.51 sq mi)436 / km2 (1,128 / sq mi)49
Dagamimunicipality35,14731,4902.11%161.65 km2 (62.41 sq mi)217 / km2 (563 / sq mi)65
Dulagmunicipality47,30041,7572.40%110.70 km2 (42.74 sq mi)427 / km2 (1,107 / sq mi)45
Hilongosmunicipality63,43156,8032.12%192.92 km2 (74.49 sq mi)329 / km2 (852 / sq mi)51
Hindangmunicipality20,92420,1790.69%50.04 km2 (19.32 sq mi)418 / km2 (1,083 / sq mi)20
Inopacanmunicipality20,55019,9040.61%94.62 km2 (36.53 sq mi)217 / km2 (563 / sq mi)20
Isabelmunicipality46,91543,5931.41%64.01 km2 (24.71 sq mi)733 / km2 (1,899 / sq mi)24
Jaromunicipality43,19939,5771.68%207.19 km2 (80.00 sq mi)208 / km2 (540 / sq mi)46
Javiermunicipality25,37923,8781.17%152.70 km2 (58.96 sq mi)166 / km2 (430 / sq mi)28
Julitamunicipality15,11413,3072.45%53.30 km2 (20.58 sq mi)284 / km2 (734 / sq mi)26
Kanangamunicipality56,57548,0273.17%144.20 km2 (55.68 sq mi)392 / km2 (1,016 / sq mi)23
La Pazmunicipality19,99819,1330.85%72.70 km2 (28.07 sq mi)275 / km2 (712 / sq mi)35
Leytemunicipality40,63937,5051.54%181.26 km2 (69.98 sq mi)224 / km2 (581 / sq mi)30
MacArthurmunicipality21,21118,7242.40%57.57 km2 (22.23 sq mi)368 / km2 (954 / sq mi)31
Mahaplagmunicipality27,82326,5990.86%104.79 km2 (40.46 sq mi)266 / km2 (688 / sq mi)28
Matag-obmunicipality18,37317,0891.39%104.40 km2 (40.31 sq mi)176 / km2 (456 / sq mi)21
Matalommunicipality33,12131,0971.21%132.00 km2 (50.97 sq mi)251 / km2 (650 / sq mi)30
Mayorgamunicipality17,16114,6943.00%42.17 km2 (16.28 sq mi)407 / km2 (1,054 / sq mi)16
Meridamunicipality29,86327,2241.78%95.21 km2 (36.76 sq mi)314 / km2 (812 / sq mi)22
Ormoccity (ICC)215,031191,2002.26%613.60 km2 (236.91 sq mi)350 / km2 (908 / sq mi)110
Palomunicipality70,05262,7272.13%221.27 km2 (85.43 sq mi)317 / km2 (820 / sq mi)33
Palomponmunicipality58,10854,1631.35%126.07 km2 (48.68 sq mi)461 / km2 (1,194 / sq mi)50
Pastranamunicipality18,00216,6491.50%86.35 km2 (33.34 sq mi)208 / km2 (540 / sq mi)29
San Isidromunicipality31,64128,5541.97%122.50 km2 (47.30 sq mi)258 / km2 (669 / sq mi)19
San Miguelmunicipality19,42017,5611.93%145.11 km2 (56.03 sq mi)134 / km2 (347 / sq mi)21
Santa Femunicipality20,43917,4273.08%53.97 km2 (20.84 sq mi)379 / km2 (981 / sq mi)20
Tabangomunicipality34,19531,9321.31%96.62 km2 (37.31 sq mi)354 / km2 (917 / sq mi)13
Tabontabonmunicipality11,2049,8382.51%24.18 km2 (9.34 sq mi)463 / km2 (1,200 / sq mi)16
Tanauanmunicipality55,02150,1191.79%78.41 km2 (30.27 sq mi)702 / km2 (1,818 / sq mi)54
Tolosamunicipality20,97817,9213.04%22.54 km2 (8.70 sq mi)931 / km2 (2,411 / sq mi)15
Tungamunicipality7,5846,5162.93%7.70 km2 (2.97 sq mi)985 / km2 (2,554 / sq mi)8
Villabamunicipality41,89138,8191.46%150.31 km2 (58.04 sq mi)279 / km2 (722 / sq mi)35
Leyte Total1,724,6791,567,9841.83%6,313.33 km2 (2,437.59 sq mi)273 / km2 (708 / sq mi)1,503

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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
294,892
440,3282.56%
688,9342.26%
751,6490.90%
822,5280.80%
943,5971.35%
1,019,1411.56%
1,088,7041.33%
1,230,9251.24%
1,343,9411.66%
1,413,6971.09%
1,506,0960.88%
1,567,9841.48%
1,724,6791.83%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Leyte as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (LT)
  • Ormoc-Baybay-Southern Leyte Boundary Road
  • Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road
  • Tacloban-Baybay South Road

Secondary Roads

  • Abuyog-Silago Road
  • Bato-Bontoc Road
  • Calubian Junction-San Isidro-Tabango-Villaba-Palompon Road
  • Dayhagan-Salvacion-Coob-Libertad Road
  • Government Center Road Network
  • Lemon-Leyte-Biliran Road
  • Palompon-Isabel-Merida-Ormoc Road
  • Sambulawan Junction-Calaguise-Calubian Road
  • Villaba-Palompon Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Bagahupi-Babatngon-Santa Cruz-Barugo-Carigara Road
  • Belen-Consuegra Road
  • Burauen-Mahagnao Road
  • Cabunga-an-Tabunok-Consuegra Road
  • Dulag-Julita-Burauen Road
  • Jaro-Dagami-Burauen-Lapaz Road
  • Junction Tacloban-Baybay South Road-Government Center Road Network
  • Kananga-Tungonan Hot Spring Road
  • Kiling-Tanauan-Tabontabon-Julita Road
  • La Paz-Javier-Bito Road
  • Leyte-Samar Inter-Provincial Road
  • Libungao-Matag-ob-Palompon Road
  • Mainit-San Miguel-Santol Road
  • Mayorga-Lapaz Road
  • Merida-Lundag-Puting Bato-Consolacion-Isabel Road
  • Ormoc-Albuera Diversion Road
  • Ormoc-Cadre By-Pass (Camp Downes)
  • Ormoc-Lake Imelda Road
  • Palo-Ormoc via Jaro Poblacion Road
  • Pawing-Campetic Road
  • San Isidro-Daja Road
  • Santa Fe-Pastrana-Dagami Road
  • Santo Rosario-Villaba Road
  • Tabango-Catmon-La Fortuna-Manlawaan-Gimarco Road
  • Tabing-Kawayan-Santa Rosa-Lawis-Tabango Road
  • Tacloban-Baybay South Road (Tanauan Section)
  • Tanauan-Dagami Road
  • Tigbao-Pulak-Santa Fe Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,724,679, ranked 14 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 2,437.59 square kilometers, ranked 12 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 273 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 28 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.83%, ranked 19 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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