San Miguel, Leyte
Map of Leyte with San Miguel highlighted
|Region||Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)|
|District||1st district of Leyte|
|• Mayor||Cheeryl Enrica L. Esperas|
|• Total||145.11 km2 (56.03 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||130/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)53|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Electorate||12,669 voters (2016)|
- Libtong (East Poblacion)
- San Andres
- Santa Cruz
- Cayare (West Poblacion)
According to the manuscript written by Lorenzo Babula, one of the old town executives of this municipality, the first people were only few then so their homes were scattered in the forests where they tilled land for subsistence. Later, some settled along the seashore and they fished for food and as a means of livelihood.
As time went on, many of them lived in a place called "Sabang" which means mouth of the river then later it became a small barrio. This was the period when the "Moros" from Jolo who were pirates forced women to go with them to Mindanao so they couldbe sold to their "datu" or ruler as cooks or laundrywomen.
|Population census of San Miguel|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority |
In the 2015 census, the population of San Miguel, Leyte, was 19,420 people, with a density of 130 inhabitants per square kilometre or 340 inhabitants per square mile.
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