L E Y T E Facts and Figures  

Location                                                           South West of Eastern Visayas 
                                                                           North - Carigara Bay 
                                                                           East - San Juanico Straight 
                                                                           West - Camotes Sea 

Land Area                                                        5712.8 sq. km. 
 
Number of Cities                                             2 

Number of Municipalities                              41 

Number of Barangays                                    1,641 

Total Population, 1995                       1,511,251 
  ( 1995 Mid-Decade Census 
  
of Population) 

Labor Force Participation Rate                        
65.2% p/
(in thousands),
January 1999
 

Employment Rate, January 1999                          93.1% p/

Average Annual Family Income, 1994:        Ps 51,042 
          
Language/Dialect Generally Spoken               Waray, Cebuano, Tagalog, English 

Major  Agricultural Crops                                coconut, palay, abaca, sugarcane 
                                                                              cassava, banana, sweet potato,corn 

Major Fishery Products                                    roundscad, sardines, tuna, bangus  

Major Forest Product                                        rattan 

Geothermal Energy Reserve                             1,000 megawatts 

Mineral/Ore Reserves                                       copper, iron, bentonite, nickel 
,                                                                              limestone, peat, magnetite sand, 
                                                          
dolomite
Major Export Products                                     copper cathodes, phosphatic fertilizers,  
                                                                            raw and refined sugar/molasses,  
                                                                            crude coconut oil/copra cake  
                                                                            abaca fiber/sinamay cloth, prawns,  
                                                                            bentonite/natural-foundry grades/drilling mud  

 Major Industries/Establishments             Philippine Associated Smelting                                                                                  and Refinery (PASAR), Inc. 
                                                                           Philippine Phosphate(PHILPHOS), Inc. 
                                                                           New Leyte Edible Oil Manufacturing Corporation  
                                                                           Hilongos Development Corporation 
                                                                           FILMAG Holdings, Inc. 

Major  Tourist Destinations/Attractions 

            Lake Danao National Park (Ormoc City) 
            Sto. Niņo Shrine and Heritage Museum (Tacloban City) 
            MacArthur Memorial National Park (Palo, Leyte) 
            Hill 120 ( Dulag, Leyte) 
            Mahagnao Volcano National Park (Burauen, Leyte) 
         San Juanico Bridge (Tacloban City)  

 
 

 

Sources of  Data/Information: NSO, BAS, DENR, DTI, DOT, and Technical Working Group on Geographic Classification (TWGGC), NSCB


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