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Southern Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... Eastern Visayas Eastern Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VIII. It consists of six provinces, namely, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar (Western Samar) and Southern Leyte. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Southern Leyte
Region: Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Capital: Maasin City
Founded: May 22, 1959
Population:
2000 census—360,160 (18th smallest)
Density—208 per km² (42nd highest)
Area: 1,734.8 km² (16th smallest)
Languages: Waray, Cebuano
Governor: Rosette Y. Lerias (2004-2007)
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Southern Leyte forms an important part of the inter-island transportation system of the country, with ferries transporting people and goods between Liloan and Surigao del Norte in Mindanao. Image File history File links Provincial seal of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... Eastern Visayas Eastern Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VIII. It consists of six provinces, namely, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar (Western Samar) and Southern Leyte. ... Maasin City is a 5th class city in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay also known as barrio (Filipino: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy) is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village,barrio, district, ward or town. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ... Wáray-Wáray is a language spoken in the provinces of Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte (eastern portion), and Biliran in the Philippines. ... Cebuano, also known as Sugbuanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 18,000,000 people and is a subgroup or member of Bisaya, Visayan and Binisayâ. The name came from the Philippine island of Cebu, with the Spanish suffix -ano meaning native, of a place, added... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Southern Leyte. ... Liloan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Surigao del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ...


Limasawa, an island municipality to the south is believed to be the site of the first Christian mass in the far east, when Ferdinand Magellan landed there in 1521. Limasawa is a municipality and an island of the same name in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... As a noun, Christian is an appellation and moniker deriving from the appellation Christ, which many people associate exclusively with Jesus of Nazareth. ... Mass is the term used of the celebration of the Eucharist in the various liturgical rites of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglo-Catholic tradition of Anglicanism, and in certain Lutheran parishes and provinces, such as the Church of Sweden which are largely High Church. ... Ferdinand Magellan (Portuguese: Fernão de Magalhães, IPA pron. ... Events January 3 - Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem. ...

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People and Culture

The native language is Cebuano. English and Tagalog are widely understood as second languages. Native Language Music, founded in 1996 by musicians Joe Sherbanee and Theo Bishop, is an independent adult contemporary record company based in Southern California that produces, markets, and distributes premium jazz, world, and new age music. ... Cebuano, also known as Sugbuanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 18,000,000 people and is a subgroup or member of Bisaya, Visayan and Binisayâ. The name came from the Philippine island of Cebu, with the Spanish suffix -ano meaning native, of a place, added... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Tagálog is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ...


Economy

Geography

Political

Southern Leyte is subdivided into 18 municipalities and 1 city. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ...


City

Maasin City is a 5th class city in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ...

Municipalities

Anahawan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Bontoc is a 4th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Hinunangan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Hinundayan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Libagon is a 5th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Liloan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Limasawa is a municipality and an island of the same name in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Macrohon is a 5th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Malitbog is a 4th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Padre Burgos is a 5th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Pintuyan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Saint Bernard is a 4th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... San Francisco is a 5th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... San Juan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... San Ricardo is a 5th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Silago is a 5th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Sogod is a 4th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Tomas Oppus is a 5th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ...

Physical

Southern Leyte occupies the southern one-fourth of the island of Leyte. Southern Leyte is bounded by the province of Leyte to the north, by Surigao Strait to the east, Bohol Sea to the south, and Canigao Channel, across from Bohol, to the west. Its capital is Maasin City. Leyte (pronounced LAY-teh or LAY-tee) is an island in the Visayas group of the Philippines. ... Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Surigao Strait is a body of water in the Philippines located between the islands of Mindanao and Leyte. ... The Bohol Sea, also called the Mindanao Sea, is located between Visayas and Mindanao in the Philippines. ... Canigao Channel is a body of water in the Philippines that connects Bohol Sea with Camotes Sea. ... Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... Maasin City is a 5th class city in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ...


History

For a time, Southern Leyte was a part of Leyte province. The difficulty of managing the entire island from Tacloban, the capital of Leyte, suggested the need to separate the island into two provinces. A law, Republic Act 2227, was passed forming the province of Southern Leyte in 1959 and the province was inaugurated in 1960. Tacloban City is the largest city and regional center of the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. ... Republic Acts are laws in the Philippines, created by the Congress and signed by the president. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

 This article documents a current event.
Information may change rapidly as the event progresses.
Main article: 2006 Southern Leyte mudslide

On February 17, 2006, several mudslides caused by heavy rains, amounting over 200cm (79 inches), and a minor earthquake destroyed at least one town and many buildings. Hundreds are presumed dead and over a thousand are missing. Rescue efforts were greatly hampered by poor road conditions and lack of heavy equipment. Unfortunetly, over 1,800 people are missing and possibly dead here. The city of Guinsaugon is absoulutely leveled and everything from trees to homes are gone. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... To suggest a relevant news story for the main page, refer to the criteria then add your suggestion at the candidates page. ... Rescuers walking on the mud-covered village of Guinsaugon following the landslide on Southern Leyte . ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI in Roman) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998 An earthquake is a sudden and sometimes catastrophic movement of a part of the Earths surface. ...


External links

  • Official Website of Southern Leyte
  • Philippine Information Agency webpage about Southern Leyte

  Results from FactBites:
 
Southern Leyte Landslide Disaster Assistance : Philippines [40217-02] - ADB.org (732 words)
The overall goal of this project is to rehabilitate and reconstruct key infrastructure facilities in the province of Southern Leyte that were damaged by the February 2006 landslides and provide long term mitigating measures.
The province of Southern Leyte according to the Mines and GeoSciences Bureau (MGB) is one of the ten (10) provinces in the country that is highly prone to natural disasters.
The impact of a disaster in Southern Leyte is far-reaching.
Southern Leyte (0 words)
Southern Leyte is one of the six provinces of Eastern Visayas or Region VIII.
Southern Leyte is composed of 19 municipalities and 501 barangays (villages).
Southern Leyte has a total of 12 seaports, 2 of which are declared as national ports, the Maasin and Liloan ports and the 10 are municipal ports.
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