|Nickname(s): First Mass site in the Philippines|
Map of Southern Leyte with Limasawa highlighted
|Region||Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)|
|District||Lone district of Southern Leyte|
|• Mayor||Melchor Palero Petracorta|
|• Vice Mayor||Sim Balane Olojan|
|• Total||6.98 km2 (2.69 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||22 m (72 ft)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||870/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)53|
|Income class||6th municipal income class|
|Electorate||4,071 voters as of 2016|
It is the smallest municipality in the province, in both area and population. 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.
- San Agustin (Tawid)
- San Bernardo (Tigib)
|Population census of Limasawa|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority |
- "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- "Province: Southern Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
- "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.
- "Province of Southern Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Limasawa.|
- ELGU Website of Limasawa
- Possible provenance of the name 'Limasawa'
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
- Limasawa Island Information
|Bohol Sea||Bohol Sea / Pintuyan|