Isabel, Leyte

Isabel, officially the Municipality of Isabel, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 46,915 people.[3]

Isabel
Municipality of Isabel
Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corp.
Map of Leyte with Isabel highlighted
Isabel
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°56′N 124°26′E
Country Philippines
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
District4th district of Leyte
Founded15 January 1948
Barangay24 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
  TypeSangguniang Bayan
  MayorSaturnino M. Medina Jr.
  Vice MayorGodfrey T. Alcantara
  CongressmanLucy Torres-Gomez
  Electorate34,568 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
  Total64.01 km2 (24.71 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
  Total46,915
  Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Economy
  Income class1st municipal income class
  Poverty incidence23.44% (2015)[4]
  Revenue (₱)148,389,294.69 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6539
PSGC
IDD:area code+63(0)53
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog

It is bounded to the east by the municipality of Merida and to the north by the municipality of Palompon. Nearest landfall south is Ponson Island (Camotes) at about 7.2 kilometres (4.5 mi; 3.9 nmi). Nearest landfall west is coastal Tabogon, Cebu at about 50 kilometres (31 mi; 27 nmi).[5]

Barangays

Isabel comprises 24 barangays.[2]

  • Anislag
  • Antipolo
  • Apale
  • Bantigue
  • Binog
  • Bilwang
  • Can-andan
  • Cangag
  • Consolacion
  • Honan
  • Libertad
  • Mahayag
  • Marvel (Poblacion)
  • Matlang
  • Monte Alegre
  • Puting Bato
  • San Francisco
  • San Roque
  • Santa Cruz Relocation
  • Santo Niño (Poblacion)
  • Santo Rosario
  • Tabunok
  • Tolingon
  • Tubod

History

The town was formally established and created by carving out the villages of Quiot, Santa Cruz, Libertad, Matlang, Tolingon, Bantigue, Apale and Honan from the town of Merida, by the passage of Republic Act No. 191.[6][7]

Demographics

Population census of Isabel
YearPop.±% p.a.
1948 14,085    
1960 14,633+0.32%
1970 15,974+0.88%
1975 15,327−0.83%
1980 15,980+0.84%
1990 33,389+7.65%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 36,134+1.49%
2000 38,486+1.36%
2007 40,233+0.61%
2010 43,593+2.96%
2015 46,915+1.41%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][8][9][10]

In the 2015 census, the population of Isabel, Leyte, was 46,915 people,[3] with a density of 730 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,900 inhabitants per square mile.

References

  1. "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. "Province: Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. . www.mapsguidesandmore.com Isabel Leyte http://www.mapsguidesandmore.com/Philippines-Eastern_Visayas%7Ctitle= Isabel Leyte Check |url= value (help). Retrieved January 14, 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. Republic Act No. 191 (22 June 1947), AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF ISABEL, PROVINCE OF LEYTE
  7. Presidential Proclamation No. 49 (8 January 1948), FIXING THE DATE FOR THE INAUGURATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF ISABELA, PROVINCE OF LEYTE (PDF)
  8. Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  10. "Province of Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
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