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Map of Southern Leyte with Limasawa highlighted
Map of Southern Leyte with Limasawa highlighted
Limasawa is located in Philippines
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
Congr. district Lone district of S. Leyte
Barangays 6
 • Mayor Melchor Palero Petracorta
 • Vice mayor Sim Balane Olojan
 • Total 6.98 km2 (2.69 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 5,835
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6618
Dialing code 53

Limasawa is a sixth class municipality and an island of the same name in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 5,835 inhabitants, making it the smallest municipality in the province, both in population and area.[2][3] 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.


Limasawa is politically subdivided into 6 barangays.[2]

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


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 5,835 +0.02%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

See also[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 "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 

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