Isabel, Leyte

Isabel (IPA: [ʔɪsɐ'bɛl]), officially the Municipality of Isabel (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Isabel; Waray: Bungto han Isabel; Tagalog: Bayan ng Isabel), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 46,781 people. [3]

Isabel
Quiot
Municipality of Isabel
Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corp.
Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corp.
Flag of Isabel
Map of Leyte with Isabel highlighted
Map of Leyte with Isabel highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Isabel is located in Philippines
Isabel
Isabel
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°56′N 124°26′E / 10.93°N 124.43°E / 10.93; 124.43Coordinates: 10°56′N 124°26′E / 10.93°N 124.43°E / 10.93; 124.43
CountryPhilippines
RegionEastern Visayas
ProvinceLeyte
District 4th district
Founded15 January 1948
Barangay24 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorSaturnino M. Medina Jr.
 • Vice MayorGodfrey T. Alcantara
 • RepresentativeLucy Torres Gomez
 • Councilors
List
 • Electorate34,568 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total64.01 km2 (24.71 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Highest elevation
573 m (1,880 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total46,781
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
 • Households
11,137
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence17.83% (2018)[4]
 • Revenue₱190,770,410.92 (2020)
 • Assets₱707,718,384.22 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱209,155,144.18 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱437,110,797.70 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityLeyte 5 Electric Cooperative (LEYECO 5)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6539
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)53
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog

HistoryEdit

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.[5][6]

GeographyEdit

Isabel 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).[7]

BarangaysEdit

Isabel comprises 24 barangays.[8]

  • 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

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Isabel, Leyte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 78
(3.1)
57
(2.2)
84
(3.3)
79
(3.1)
118
(4.6)
181
(7.1)
178
(7.0)
169
(6.7)
172
(6.8)
180
(7.1)
174
(6.9)
128
(5.0)
1,598
(62.9)
Average rainy days 16.7 13.8 17.3 18.5 23.2 26.5 27.1 26.0 26.4 27.5 24.6 21.0 268.6
Source: Meteoblue [9]

DemographicsEdit

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 40,214+0.61%
2010 43,593+2.98%
2015 46,915+1.41%
2020 46,781−0.06%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[10][11][12][13]

In the 2020 census, the population of Isabel, Leyte, was 46,781 people, [3] with a density of 730 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,900 inhabitants per square mile.

EconomyEdit


Leyte Industrial Development Estate (LIDE) is a 425 ha special economic zone in the industrial town of Isabel. It currently has 2 locators: PASAR(Philippine Associated Smelting & Refining Corporation) & PHILPHOS(Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corporation).

EducationEdit

School
Visayas State University- Isabel Campus
LIDE Learning Center Inc.
Doane Baptist School of Isabel
Isabel National Comprehensive School
Isabel National Highschool
Holy Child Parish School of Isabel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Isabel | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2020). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ Republic Act No. 191 (22 June 1947), AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF ISABEL, PROVINCE OF LEYTE
  6. ^ Presidential Proclamation No. 49 (8 January 1948), FIXING THE DATE FOR THE INAUGURATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF ISABELA, PROVINCE OF LEYTE (PDF)
  7. ^ "Isabel Leyte". mapsguidesandmore.com. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  8. ^ "Province: Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Isabel: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  10. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  11. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Province of Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  18. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  19. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  20. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.

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