Bato, Leyte

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Bato
Municipality
Municipality of Bato
Official seal of Bato
Seal
Map of Leyte with Bato highlighted
Map of Leyte with Bato highlighted
Bato is located in Philippines
Bato
Bato
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°20′N 124°48′E / 10.33°N 124.8°E / 10.33; 124.8Coordinates: 10°20′N 124°48′E / 10.33°N 124.8°E / 10.33; 124.8
Country  Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Leyte
District 5th district of Leyte
Barangays 32 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Tata Nile Gertos
 • Vice Mayor Nael Gertos
 • Electorate 22,068 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 72.45 km2 (27.97 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 38,356
 • Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 6525
PSGC 083707000
IDD:area code +63 (0)53
Climate type Tropical rainforest climate
Income class 4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 104,866,896.98 (2016)
Native languages Cebuano
Tagalog
Website www.bato-leyte.gov.ph

Bato, officially the Municipality of Bato, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 38,356 people.[3]

It borders with the municipality of Matalom in the south, Hilongos in the north, and Bontoc to the east. Bato, together with Hilongos, is also a center of commerce, trade and education.

Barangays[edit]

Bato is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.[2]

  • Alegria
  • Alejos
  • Amagos
  • Anahawan
  • Bago
  • Bagong Bayan District (Poblacion)
  • Buli
  • Cebuana
  • Daan Lungsod
  • Dawahon
  • Himamaa
  • Dolho
  • Domagocdoc
  • Guerrero District (Poblacion)
  • Imelda
  • Iniguihan District (Poblacion)
  • Kalanggaman District (Poblacion)
  • Katipunan
  • Liberty
  • Mabini
  • Marcelo
  • Naga
  • Osmeña
  • Plaridel
  • Ponong
  • Revilla
  • San Agustin
  • Santo Niño
  • Tabunok
  • Tagaytay
  • Tinago District (Poblacion)
  • Tugas

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bato
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,472—    
1918 7,937+2.51%
1939 14,706+2.98%
1948 16,406+1.22%
1960 18,915+1.19%
1970 20,533+0.82%
1975 22,241+1.62%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 24,529+1.98%
1990 28,197+1.40%
1995 29,810+1.05%
2000 32,974+2.19%
2007 33,930+0.39%
2010 35,610+1.77%
2015 38,356+1.42%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority [3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Bato, Leyte, was 38,356 people,[3] with a density of 530 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,400 inhabitants per square mile.

Transportation[edit]

Shipping companies operating in Bato:

  • Medallion Transport: day & night trips Bato to Cebu City and vice versa
  • Medallion Transport: day & night trips Bato to Ubay, Bohol and versa
  • Southern Pacific Shipping: night trips Bato to Cebu City and vice versa
  • Other shipping line transport including to Brgy. Dawahon

Transit Bus Companies:

  • Super 5
  • CUL Transport
  • Mega Bus
  • DLTB
  • Ultrabus
  • Philtranco

Education[edit]

Tertiary Education:

  • Bato Institute Of Science and Technology Inc.

Secondary Education:

  • Bato National High School
  • Bato School Of Fisheries
  • Bato Institute Of Science and Technology Inc. (High School Department)
  • Bato Academy
  • Anahawan National High School
  • Buli National High School

Elementary Education:

  • Bato Central School
  • Dolho Elementary School
  • Anahawan Elementary School
  • St. Theresa's School Of Bato
  • Bato Institute Of Science and Technology Inc. (Elementary Department)
  • Ponong Elementary School
  • Tugas Elementary School
  • & other Brgy. Elementary School(s) and Primary School(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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