Isabel, Leyte

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Isabel
Quiot
Municipality
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 / 10.933°N 124.433°E / 10.933; 124.433Coordinates: 10°56′N 124°26′E / 10.933°N 124.433°E / 10.933; 124.433
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Leyte
District 4th district of Leyte
Established 15 January 1948
Barangay 24 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Mayor Marcos Cerillo (LP)
 • Vice mayor Nicanor Pinar
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 PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6539
IDD:area code +63 (0)53
Income class 1st municipal income class
PSGC 083722000
Electorate 31,299 voters as of 2016

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 (Pob.)
  • Matlang
  • Monte Alegre
  • Puting Bato
  • San Francisco
  • San Roque
  • Santa Cruz Relocation
  • Santo Niño (Pob.)
  • 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 Jonan from the town of Merida, by the passage of Republic Act No. 191.[4][5]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Isabel
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 33,389 —    
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: National Statistics Office[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Republic Act No. 191 of 22 June 1947 AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF ISABEL, PROVINCE OF LEYTE
  5. ^ Presidential Proclamation No. 49 of 8 January 1948 FIXING THE DATE FOR THE INAUGURATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF ISABELA, PROVINCE OF LEYTE
  6. ^ "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "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. 

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