Kananga was created in 1950 from the barrios of Lonoy, Kananga, Rizal, Tugbong, Montebello, Aguiting, Agayayan, Montealegre, Libungao, Naghalin, and Masarayag which all used to be part of Ormoc City.
Kananga is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.
- "An act creating the municipality of Kananga in the province of Leyte". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System