Southern Leyte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Southern Leyte
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
CapitalMaasin
Total local government units
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 per km2
(607 per sq. mi)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 421,750 representing 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 such 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.

Local government units

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

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Anahawanmun8,211
(1.95%)
7,9420.64%58.09 km2
(22.43 sq mi)
141 per km2
(366 per sq mi)
14
Bontocmun28,905
(6.85%)
28,0790.55%102.10 km2
(39.42 sq mi)
283 per km2
(733 per sq mi)
40
Hinunanganmun29,976
(7.11%)
28,4151.02%170.58 km2
(65.86 sq mi)
176 per km2
(455 per sq mi)
40
Hinundayanmun12,285
(2.91%)
11,8900.62%59.90 km2
(23.13 sq mi)
205 per km2
(531 per sq mi)
17
Libagonmun15,169
(3.60%)
14,3521.06%98.62 km2
(38.08 sq mi)
154 per km2
(398 per sq mi)
14
Liloanmun23,981
(5.69%)
22,8170.95%50.30 km2
(19.42 sq mi)
477 per km2
(1,235 per sq mi)
24
Limasawamun6,061
(1.44%)
5,8350.73%6.98 km2
(2.69 sq mi)
868 per km2
(2,253 per sq mi)
6
Maasincity (CC), capital85,560
(20.29%)
81,2500.99%211.71 km2
(81.74 sq mi)
404 per km2
(1,047 per sq mi)
70
Macrohonmun26,244
(6.22%)
25,3860.63%126.39 km2
(48.80 sq mi)
208 per km2
(538 per sq mi)
30
Malitbogmun22,923
(5.44%)
22,0090.78%74.97 km2
(28.95 sq mi)
306 per km2
(792 per sq mi)
37
Padre Burgosmun11,091
(2.63%)
10,5251.00%25.65 km2
(9.90 sq mi)
432 per km2
(1,120 per sq mi)
11
Pintuyanmun9,826
(2.33%)
9,2611.13%36.98 km2
(14.28 sq mi)
266 per km2
(688 per sq mi)
23
Saint Bernardmun28,395
(6.73%)
25,1692.32%100.20 km2
(38.69 sq mi)
283 per km2
(734 per sq mi)
30
San Franciscomun13,402
(3.18%)
12,5281.29%68.60 km2
(26.49 sq mi)
195 per km2
(506 per sq mi)
22
San Juanmun14,858
(3.52%)
14,0731.04%96.12 km2
(37.11 sq mi)
155 per km2
(400 per sq mi)
18
San Ricardomun10,494
(2.49%)
10,0780.77%47.56 km2
(18.36 sq mi)
221 per km2
(572 per sq mi)
15
Silagomun12,775
(3.03%)
12,3100.71%215.05 km2
(83.03 sq mi)
59 per km2
(154 per sq mi)
15
Sogodmun44,986
(10.67%)
41,4111.59%192.70 km2
(74.40 sq mi)
233 per km2
(605 per sq mi)
45
Tomas Oppusmun16,608
(3.94%)
15,8070.95%56.11 km2
(21.66 sq mi)
296 per km2
(767 per sq mi)
29
Southern Leyte Total421,750399,1371.05%1,798.61 km2
(694.45 sq mi)
234 per km2
(607 per 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 272,369
1918 Dec 31121,8713.35%
1939 Jan 1172,5521.75%
1948 Oct 1187,5810.86%
1960 Feb 15209,6080.98%
1970 May 6251,4251.80%
1975 May 1276,4181.92%
1980 May 1296,2941.40%
1990 May 1321,9400.83%
1995 Sep 1317,565-0.26%
2000 May 1360,1602.74%
2007 Aug 1390,8471.13%
2010 May 1399,1370.77%
2015 Aug 1421,7501.05%

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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