Limasawa

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Limasawa
Municipality
Nickname(s): First Mass site in the Philippines
Map of Southern Leyte with Limasawa highlighted
Map of Southern Leyte with Limasawa highlighted
Limasawa is located in Philippines
Limasawa
Limasawa
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°56′00″N 125°04′20″E / 9.93333°N 125.07222°E / 9.93333; 125.07222Coordinates: 09°56′00″N 125°04′20″E / 9.93333°N 125.07222°E / 9.93333; 125.07222
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Southern Leyte
District Lone district of Southern Leyte
Barangays 6
Government[1]
 • Mayor Melchor Palero Petracorta
 • Vice Mayor Sim Balane Olojan
Area[2]
 • Total 6.98 km2 (2.69 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 6,061
 • Density 870/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6605
IDD:area code +63 (0)53
Income class 6th municipal income class
PSGC 086419000
Electorate 4,071 voters as of 2016

Limasawa is a 6th class island municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 6,061 people.[3]

It is the smallest municipality in the province, both in population and area.[2] Located at an island of the same name, it lies south of Leyte, in the Mindanao or Bohol Sea. The island, also known as Sarangani Island, is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) long from north to south. This is most famous for the first mass in the Philippines officiated on Easter Sunday of March 31, 1521 by Father Pedro de Valderrama under the fleet of Ferdinand Magellan.

Barangays[edit]

Limasawa is politically subdivided into 6 barangays.[2]

  • Cabulihan
  • Lugsongan
  • Magallanes
  • San Agustin (Tawid)
  • San Bernardo (Tigib)
  • Triana

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Limasawa
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 4,519 —    
1995 4,927 +1.63%
2000 5,157 +0.98%
2007 5,831 +1.71%
2010 5,867 +0.22%
2015 6,061 +0.62%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority [3][4][5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Province: Southern Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 July 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 Southern Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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