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Information about Limasawa Island

4.7
67 Google reviews
Type
Island
Location
Limasawa Island, Limasawa, Philippines
Distance From City Center
1.0 km
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
4.7
Number of reviews
67

Limasawa, officially the Municipality of Limasawa (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Limasawa; Filipino: Bayan ng Limasawa), is a 6th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 6,061 people. At the request of the residents of the island of Limasawa, the six barangays that comprise that island were detached and separated from the municipality of Padre Burgos through Presidential Decree No. 1549, signed by then President Ferdinand Marcos on June 11, 1978, and constituted as the Municipality of Limasawa. Limasawa completely became a municipality on August 27, 1989, after former President Corazon Aquino ordered the plebiscite which its residents voted in favor of the creation. The island, also known as Sarangani Island, is located south of Leyte, in the Mindanao or Bohol Sea. It is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) long from north to south and is the smallest municipality in the province, in both area and population.

Limasawa is famous as it is believed to be the site of the first mass in Philippine soil, officiated on Easter Sunday of March 31, 1521 by Father Pedro de Valderrama under the fleet of Ferdinand Magellan. The island is one of the early Pacific contact sites between the East and the West.

Barangays

Limasawa is politically subdivided into 6 barangays.

Cabulihan

Lugsongan

Magallanes (Poblacion)

San Agustin (Tawid)

San Bernardo (Tigib)

Triana

Demographics

Content is taken from Wikipedia