Carigara, Leyte

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Carigara
Municipality
Map of Leyte with Carigara highlighted
Map of Leyte with Carigara highlighted
Carigara is located in Philippines
Carigara
Carigara
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°18′N 124°41′E / 11.300°N 124.683°E / 11.300; 124.683Coordinates: 11°18′N 124°41′E / 11.300°N 124.683°E / 11.300; 124.683
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Leyte
District 2nd district of Leyte
Barangays 49
Government[1]
 • Mayor Eduardo Ong
Area[2]
 • Total 117.86 km2 (45.51 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 51,345
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6529
IDD:area code +63 (0)53
Income class 2nd municipal income class
PSGC 083715000
Electorate 32,501 voters as of 2016
Website www.carigara-leyte.gov.ph

Carigara is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 51,345 people.[3]

It is a town in northern Leyte located right on the shore of Carigara Bay, and surrounded by wide rice fields fanning out towards the mountains in the distance.

Barangays[edit]

Carigara is politically subdivided into 49 barangays.[2]

  • Balilit
  • Barayong
  • Barugohay Central
  • Barugohay Norte
  • Barugohay Sur
  • Baybay (Pob.)
  • Binibihan
  • Bislig
  • Caghalo
  • Camansi
  • Canal
  • Candigahub
  • Canlampay
  • Cogon
  • Cutay
  • East Visoria
  • Guindapunan East
  • Guindapunan West
  • Hiluctogan
  • Jugaban (Pob.)
  • Libo
  • Lower Hiraan
  • Lower Sogod
  • Macalpi
  • Manloy
  • Nauguisan
  • Pangna
  • Parag-um
  • Parina
  • Piloro
  • Ponong (Pob.)
  • Sagkahan
  • San Mateo (Pob.)
  • Santa Fe
  • Sawang (Pob.)
  • Tagak
  • Tangnan
  • Tigbao
  • Tinaguban
  • Upper Hiraan
  • Upper Sogod
  • Uyawan
  • West Visoria
  • Paglaum
  • San Juan
  • Bagong Lipunan
  • Canfabi
  • Rizal (Tagak East)
  • San Isidro

History[edit]

Municipal Hall
Real Street, 2016

Carigara was originally called Kangara, meaning "that of Gara" or simply "Gara's". Gara was said to have come from Borneo, one of the unnamed companions of the ten datus who landed in Panay and purchased that island from the Ati (or Aeta) chief Marikudo. Later, for phonetic convenience, Kangara became Kalgara and when the Spaniards came, they called the place Carigara; hence its present name.

Carigara has a history unique from its neighboring towns. It is the first town established in Eastern Visayas. Its town fiesta which is celebrated every 16 July, commemorates the day of the first coming of the Spaniards dated July 16, 1569. The fiesta that is celebrated almost the entire month of July was dubbed as the Fiesta of the Holy Cross.

Demographics[edit]

Holy Cross Parish Church
Population census of Carigara
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 38,863 —    
1995 42,302 +1.60%
2000 43,455 +0.58%
2007 45,696 +0.70%
2010 47,444 +1.38%
2015 51,345 +1.52%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority [3][4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 3 August 2003. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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