Kananga, Leyte

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Kananga
Municipality
Map of Leyte with Kananga highlighted
Kananga, Leyte is located in Philippines
Kananga
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°11′N 124°34′E / 11.183°N 124.567°E / 11.183; 124.567Coordinates: 11°11′N 124°34′E / 11.183°N 124.567°E / 11.183; 124.567
CountryPhilippines
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Congr. district4th district of Leyte
Barangays23
Government[1]
 • MayorElmer C. Codilla
Area[2]
 • Total144.20 km2 (55.68 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total48,027
 • Density330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code6531
Dialing code53
 
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Kananga
Municipality
Map of Leyte with Kananga highlighted
Kananga, Leyte is located in Philippines
Kananga
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°11′N 124°34′E / 11.183°N 124.567°E / 11.183; 124.567Coordinates: 11°11′N 124°34′E / 11.183°N 124.567°E / 11.183; 124.567
CountryPhilippines
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Congr. district4th district of Leyte
Barangays23
Government[1]
 • MayorElmer C. Codilla
Area[2]
 • Total144.20 km2 (55.68 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total48,027
 • Density330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code6531
Dialing code53

Kananga is a first class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 48,027 people.[3] The majority of Kananga's economic activity has historically been concentrated in agriculture. The main crops are coconut and palay.

Kananga was created in 1950 from the barrios of Lonoy, Kananga, Rizal, Tugbong, Montebello, Aguiting, Agayayan, Montealegre, Libungao, Naghalin, and Masarayag which all used to be part of Ormoc City.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Kananga is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.[2]

  • Aguiting
  • Cacao
  • Kawayan
  • Hiluctogan
  • Libertad
  • Libongao
  • Lim-ao
  • Lonoy
  • Mahawan
  • Masarayao
  • Monte Alegre
  • Monte Bello
  • Naghalin
  • Natubgan
  • Poblacion
  • Rizal
  • San Ignacio
  • San Isidro
  • Santo Domingo
  • Santo Niño
  • Tagaytay
  • Tongonan
  • Tugbong

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Kananga
YearPop.  ±% p.a.  
199036,288—    
199539,795+1.86%
200042,866+1.50%
200746,373+1.13%
201048,027+1.18%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Education[edit]

Kananga is home to two different secondary schools, Kananga National High School (KNHS) and National Heroes Institute (NHI) as well as Kananga National High School- Kawayan Annex, located in Sitio Estrada, Barangay Kawayan, Kananga National High School - Libertad Annex, located in Barangay Libertad. Another public high schools were open in Barangays Rizal and Montebello.

Jose Navarro Polytechnic College has small campus in Naghalin, Kananga Leyte that awards trade certificates and diplomas to students.

Infrastructure[edit]

Kananga is a bustling town, located along the highway, in close proximity to Ormoc City in the south.

Several bus companies including Philtranco operate a bus depot in Ormoc City, a few miles from Kananga.

The only commercial airport that serves Kananga Leyte and neighboring towns and cities in Leyte is Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport located in Tacloban City, about 52 miles north of the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "An act creating the municipality of Kananga in the province of Leyte". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 

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