Limasawa, Province of Southern Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSouthern Leyte
Barangay count6
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea
Philippine major island(s)Limasawa
Area (2007)6.98 km2 (2.69 sq mi)
Population (2015)6,061
Density (2015)868 / km2 (2,253 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 55' North, 125° 4' East (9.9243, 125.0744)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.5 meters (37.6 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 6.98 square kilometers or 2.69 square miles which constitutes 0.39% of Southern Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 6,061. This represented 1.44% of the total population of Southern Leyte province, or 0.14% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 868 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,253 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Limasawa has 6 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)
Cabulihan13.68%8297944.41%0.82%
Lugsongan20.06%1,2161,1783.23%0.61%
Magallanes27.14%1,6451,5774.31%0.81%
San Agustin10.31%6255945.22%0.97%
San Bernardo9.17%5565187.34%1.36%
Triana19.63%1,1901,1741.36%0.26%
Limasawa Total6,0615,8353.87%0.73%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Limasawa for the fiscal year of 2016 was 34,514,380.48.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200919,832,751.02
201021,113,356.246.46%
201122,644,509.787.25%
201221,932,377.36-3.14%
201323,955,829.649.23%
201427,105,438.2713.15%
201530,997,133.0114.36%
201634,514,380.4811.35%

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 Limasawa is 10 to 14, with 632 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is Under 1, with 85 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 185
1 to 4443
5 to 9597
10 to 14632
15 to 19552
20 to 24503
25 to 29423
30 to 34404
35 to 39391
40 to 44401
45 to 49354
50 to 54306
55 to 59257
60 to 64202
65 to 69171
70 to 74135
75 to 79105
80 and over100
Total6,061

Historical population

The population of Limasawa grew from 4,519 in 1990 to 6,061 in 2015, an increase of 1,542 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.73%, or an increase of 226 people, from the previous population of 5,835 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,519
4,9271.63%
5,1570.98%
5,8311.71%
5,8350.02%
6,0610.73%

Location

The municipal center of Limasawa is situated at approximately 9° 55' North, 125° 4' East, in the island of Limasawa. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.5 meters or 37.6 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 Limasawa are Maasin, Surigao City, Baybay, Cabadbaran, Butuan, and Gingoog. The nearest municipalities are Padre Burgos, San Francisco, Pintuyan, San Ricardo, Macrohon, and Liloan. Its distance from the national capital is 681.76 kilometers (423.62 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 681.76 kilometers (423.62 miles) to the Northwest (N40°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 6,061, ranked 1,526 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 2.69 square kilometers, ranked 1,554 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 868 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 187 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.73%, ranked 1,382 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
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