Leon, Iloilo

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Leon
Municipality
Bucari, Leon
Bucari, Leon
Map of Iloilo with Leon highlighted
Map of Iloilo with Leon highlighted
Leon is located in Philippines
Leon
Leon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°47′N 122°23′E / 10.783°N 122.383°E / 10.783; 122.383Coordinates: 10°47′N 122°23′E / 10.783°N 122.383°E / 10.783; 122.383
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Iloilo
Legislative district 2nd district of Iloilo
Barangays 85
Government[1]
 • Mayor Rolito C. Cajilig
Area[2]
 • Total 140.20 km2 (54.13 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 47,522
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 5026
Dialing code 33
Website www.leon.gov.ph

Leon is a second class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. Located in the southwestern part of Iloilo Province, it is 28 kilometres (17 mi) from Iloilo City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 47,522 people.[3]

It has a total land area of 14,020 hectares (34,600 acres) of which 276.16 hectares is classified as an urban area and 13,728.84 hectares as rural land. It is bounded by the municipalities of Alimodian in the north, San Miguel in the east, Tigbauan and Tubungan in the south, and San Remegio, Antique, in the west.

It is known as the "Vegetable Basket of Iloilo Province" due to its supply of asparagus, cabbages, baguio beans, sayote, eggplants, carrots and other vegetables.

A popular tourist attraction in the municipality is the Bucari Mountain Range, which is known as the Summer Capital of Iloilo and Vegetable Garden of Iloilo.

Barangays[edit]

Leon is politically subdivided into 85 barangays.[2]

  • Agboy Norte
  • Agboy Sur
  • Agta
  • Ambulong
  • Anonang
  • Apian
  • Avanzada
  • Awis
  • Ayabang
  • Ayubo
  • Bacolod
  • Baje
  • Banagan
  • Barangbang
  • Barasan
  • Bayag Norte
  • Bayag Sur
  • Binolbog
  • Biri Norte
  • Biri Sur
  • Bobon
  • Bucari
  • Buenavista
  • Buga
  • Bulad
  • Bulwang
  • Cabolo-an
  • Cabunga-an
  • Cabutongan
  • Cagay
  • Camandag
  • Camando
  • Cananaman
  • Capt. Fernando
  • Carara-an
  • Carolina
  • Cawilihan
  • Coyugan Norte
  • Coyugan Sur
  • Danao
  • Dorog
  • Dusacan
  • Gines
  • Gumboc
  • Igcadios
  • Ingay
  • Isian Norte
  • Isian Victoria
  • Jamog Gines
  • Lanag
  • Lang-og
  • Ligtos
  • Lonoc
  • Lampaya
  • Magcapay
  • Maliao
  • Malublub
  • Manampunay
  • Marirong
  • Mina
  • Mocol
  • Nagbangi
  • Nalbang
  • Odong-odong
  • Oluangan
  • Omambong
  • Paoy
  • Pandan
  • Panginman
  • Pepe
  • Poblacion
  • Paga
  • Salngan
  • Samlague
  • Siol Norte
  • Siol Sur
  • Tacuyong Norte
  • Tacuyong Sur
  • Tagsing
  • Talacuan
  • Ticuan
  • Tina-an Norte
  • Tina-an Sur
  • Tunguan
  • Tu-og

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Leon
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 36,948 —    
1995 41,043 +1.99%
2000 43,729 +1.37%
2007 45,647 +0.59%
2010 47,522 +1.48%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Iloilo". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 

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