Libagon, Province of Southern Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSouthern Leyte
Barangay count14
Postal code6615
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSogod Bay [Bohol Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)98.62 km2 (38.08 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,169
Density (2015)154 / km2 (398 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 18' North, 125° 3' East (10.2968, 125.0505)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.6 meters (24.9 feet)

Libagon is a coastal municipality in the province of Southern Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 98.62 square kilometers or 38.08 square miles which constitutes 5.48% of Southern Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,169. This represented 3.60% of the total population of Southern Leyte province, or 0.34% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 154 inhabitants per square kilometer or 398 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Libagon has 14 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Biasong4.04%6135815.51%1.03%
Bogasong6.07%9208903.37%0.63%
Cawayan6.10%9258479.21%1.69%
Gakat8.52%1,2921,2562.87%0.54%
Jubas4.65%7066991.00%0.19%
Magkasag5.81%8818760.57%0.11%
Mayuga7.74%1,1741,1561.56%0.29%
Nahaong12.10%1,8361,7455.21%0.97%
Nahulid11.34%1,7201,5659.90%1.81%
Otikon7.22%1,0951,0514.19%0.78%
Pangi4.21%63956313.50%2.44%
Punta1.73%2622485.65%1.05%
Talisay7.71%1,1691,03612.84%2.33%
Tigbao12.77%1,9371,8395.33%0.99%
Libagon Total15,16914,3525.69%1.06%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Libagon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 60,763,992.51.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200934,760,318.40
201037,166,385.316.92%
201140,045,180.797.75%
201239,129,126.26-2.29%
201343,014,209.909.93%
201448,546,672.6212.86%
201555,079,010.8413.46%
201660,763,992.5110.32%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Libagon is 15 to 19, with 1,810 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 193 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1270
1 to 41,155
5 to 91,551
10 to 141,628
15 to 191,810
20 to 241,315
25 to 291,057
30 to 34904
35 to 39941
40 to 44802
45 to 49814
50 to 54704
55 to 59659
60 to 64493
65 to 69384
70 to 74291
75 to 79198
80 and over193
Total15,169

Historical population

The population of Libagon grew from 7,891 in 1960 to 15,169 in 2015, an increase of 7,278 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.06%, or an increase of 817 people, from the previous population of 14,352 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,891
9,2311.55%
9,5190.62%
10,5162.01%
11,2390.67%
10,754-0.82%
12,9073.99%
14,2831.41%
14,3520.18%
15,1691.06%

Location

The municipal center of Libagon is situated at approximately 10° 18' North, 125° 3' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.6 meters or 24.9 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Libagon are Maasin, Baybay, Surigao City, Ormoc, Tacloban, and Danao. The nearest municipalities are Tomas Oppus, Saint Bernard, Bontoc, Sogod, San Juan, and Malitbog. Its distance from the national capital is 649.14 kilometers (403.36 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 28.78 kilometers (17.88 miles) to the Southwest (S51°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 50.39 kilometers (31.31 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)
  • Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, 74.22 kilometers (46.12 miles) to the Southeast (S41°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 92.06 kilometers (57.20 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)
  • Tacloban, 104.76 kilometers (65.10 miles) to the North (N3°W)
  • Danao, Cebu, 114.77 kilometers (71.32 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N77°W)

Distance from Manila: 649.14 kilometers (403.36 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,169, ranked 1,341 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 38.08 square kilometers, ranked 981 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 154 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,077 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.06%, ranked 24 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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