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Leyte

This article is about the province. For the island see Leyte (island).

Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas[?] region. Its capital is Tacloban City[?] and occupies the northern three-quarters of the island of Leyte. Leyte is located west of Samar, north of Southern Leyte and south of Biliran. To the west of Leyte across the Camotes Sea[?] is the province of Cebu.

Facts and Figures
Region: Eastern Visayas[?] (Region VIII)
Founded: March 10, 1917
Population:
2000 census—1,592,336 (14th largest).
Density—279 per km² (24th highest).
Area: 5,712.8 km² (12th largest)
Divisions:
Component Cities—2.
Municipalities—41.
Barangays—1,641.
Congressional districts—5.
Languages: Waray[?], English
Governor[?]: Remedios L. Petilla (2001-2004)

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People and Culture

Economy

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Political

Leyte is subdivided into 41 municipalities and 2 cities.

Ormoc City is an independent component city of Leyte. The city governs itself independent of the province and the residents do not vote for elective provincial officials, as stated in the city's charter.

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