Isabel, Leyte

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Isabel
Municipality
Municipality of Isabel
Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corp.
Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corp.
Map of Leyte with Isabel highlighted
Map of Leyte with Isabel highlighted
Isabel is located in Philippines
Isabel
Isabel
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°56′N 124°26′E / 10.93°N 124.43°E / 10.93; 124.43Coordinates: 10°56′N 124°26′E / 10.93°N 124.43°E / 10.93; 124.43
Country  Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Leyte
District 4th district of Leyte
Founded 15 January 1948
Barangay 24 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Marcos Cerillo
 • Vice Mayor Nicanor Pinar
 • Electorate 31,299 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 64.01 km2 (24.71 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 46,915
 • Density 730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 6539
PSGC 083722000
IDD:area code +63 (0)53
Climate type Tropical rainforest climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 148,389,294.69 (2016)

Isabel, officially the Municipality of Isabel, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 46,915 people.[3]

It is bounded to the east by the municipality of Merida and to the north by the municipality of Palompon. Nearest landfall south is Ponson Island (Camotes) at about 7.2 kilometres (4.5 mi; 3.9 nmi). Nearest landfall west is coastal Tabogon, Cebu at about 50 kilometres (31 mi; 27 nmi).

Barangays[edit]

Isabel comprises 24 barangays.[2]

  • Anislag
  • Antipolo
  • Apale
  • Bantigue
  • Binog
  • Bilwang
  • Can-andan
  • Cangag
  • Consolacion
  • Honan
  • Libertad
  • Mahayag
  • Marvel (Poblacion)
  • Matlang
  • Monte Alegre
  • Puting Bato
  • San Francisco
  • San Roque
  • Santa Cruz Relocation
  • Santo Niño (Poblacion)
  • Santo Rosario
  • Tabunok
  • Tolingon
  • Tubod

History[edit]

The town was formally established and created by carving out the villages of Quiot, Sta. Cruz, Libertad, Matlang, Tolingon, Bantigue, Apale and Honan from the town of Merida, by the passage of Republic Act No. 191.[4][5]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Isabel
YearPop.±% p.a.
1948 14,085—    
1960 14,633+0.32%
1970 15,974+0.88%
1975 15,327−0.83%
1980 15,980+0.84%
1990 33,389+7.65%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 36,134+1.49%
2000 38,486+1.36%
2007 40,233+0.61%
2010 43,593+2.96%
2015 46,915+1.41%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, the population of Isabel, Leyte, was 46,915 people,[3] with a density of 730 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,900 inhabitants per square mile.

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. ^ Republic Act No. 191 (22 June 1947), AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF ISABEL, PROVINCE OF LEYTE 
  5. ^ Presidential Proclamation No. 49 (8 January 1948), FIXING THE DATE FOR THE INAUGURATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF ISABELA, PROVINCE OF LEYTE (PDF) 
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Province of Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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