Southern Leyte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Southern Leyte
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Cities1
Municipalities18
Barangays500
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Bohol Sea, Canigao Channel, Surigao Strait
Area (2007)1,798.61 km2 (694.45 sq mi)
Population (2015)421,750
Density (2015)234 / km2 (607 / sq mi)

Southern Leyte is a province in the Philippines situated in the Eastern Visayas region occupying the eastern section of the Visayas. Its capital is the City of Maasin.

The province has a land area of 1,798.61 square kilometers or 694.45 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 421,750. This represented 9.50% of the total population of the Eastern Visayas region, 2.18% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 0.42% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 234 inhabitants per square kilometer or 607 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Southern Leyte is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Leyte, Leyte Gulf, Surigao Strait, Sogod Bay, Bohol Sea, and Canigao Channel.

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Local government units

Southern Leyte has 18 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 500.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Anahawanmunicipality8,2117,9420.64%58.09 km2 (22.43 sq mi)141 / km2 (366 / sq mi)14
Bontocmunicipality28,90528,0790.55%102.10 km2 (39.42 sq mi)283 / km2 (733 / sq mi)40
Hinunanganmunicipality29,97628,4151.02%170.58 km2 (65.86 sq mi)176 / km2 (455 / sq mi)40
Hinundayanmunicipality12,28511,8900.62%59.90 km2 (23.13 sq mi)205 / km2 (531 / sq mi)17
Libagonmunicipality15,16914,3521.06%98.62 km2 (38.08 sq mi)154 / km2 (398 / sq mi)14
Liloanmunicipality23,98122,8170.95%50.30 km2 (19.42 sq mi)477 / km2 (1,235 / sq mi)24
Limasawamunicipality6,0615,8350.73%6.98 km2 (2.69 sq mi)868 / km2 (2,253 / sq mi)6
Maasincity (CC), capital85,56081,2500.99%211.71 km2 (81.74 sq mi)404 / km2 (1,047 / sq mi)70
Macrohonmunicipality26,24425,3860.63%126.39 km2 (48.80 sq mi)208 / km2 (538 / sq mi)30
Malitbogmunicipality22,92322,0090.78%74.97 km2 (28.95 sq mi)306 / km2 (792 / sq mi)37
Padre Burgosmunicipality11,09110,5251.00%25.65 km2 (9.90 sq mi)432 / km2 (1,120 / sq mi)11
Pintuyanmunicipality9,8269,2611.13%36.98 km2 (14.28 sq mi)266 / km2 (688 / sq mi)23
Saint Bernardmunicipality28,39525,1692.32%100.20 km2 (38.69 sq mi)283 / km2 (734 / sq mi)30
San Franciscomunicipality13,40212,5281.29%68.60 km2 (26.49 sq mi)195 / km2 (506 / sq mi)22
San Juanmunicipality14,85814,0731.04%96.12 km2 (37.11 sq mi)155 / km2 (400 / sq mi)18
San Ricardomunicipality10,49410,0780.77%47.56 km2 (18.36 sq mi)221 / km2 (572 / sq mi)15
Silagomunicipality12,77512,3100.71%215.05 km2 (83.03 sq mi)59 / km2 (154 / sq mi)15
Sogodmunicipality44,98641,4111.59%192.70 km2 (74.40 sq mi)233 / km2 (605 / sq mi)45
Tomas Oppusmunicipality16,60815,8070.95%56.11 km2 (21.66 sq mi)296 / km2 (767 / sq mi)29
Southern Leyte Total421,750399,1371.05%1,798.61 km2 (694.45 sq mi)234 / km2 (607 / sq mi)500

Historical population

The population of Southern Leyte grew from 209,608 in 1960 to 421,750 in 2015, an increase of 212,142 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.05%, or an increase of 22,613 people, from the previous population of 399,137 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
72,369
121,8713.35%
172,5521.75%
187,5810.86%
209,6080.98%
251,4251.80%
276,4181.92%
296,2941.40%
321,9400.83%
317,565-0.26%
360,1602.74%
390,8471.13%
399,1370.77%
421,7501.05%

National roads

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

Primary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (LT)

Secondary Roads

  • Abuyog-Silago Road
  • Bato-Bontoc Road
  • Boundary Southern Leyte-Maasin-Macrohon-Sogod-Junction Daang Maharlika
  • Junction Himay-angan-Silago-Abuyog Boundary Road
  • Junction Panaw-awan Airport Road
  • Liloan-S. Ricardo Road
  • Tomas Oppus Street

Tertiary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (Old Route)
  • San Ricardo-Bilatan Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 421,750, ranked 61 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 694.45 square kilometers, ranked 68 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 234 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 36 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.05%, ranked 64 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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