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Coordinates: 11°14′N 125°00′E / 11.24°N 125°E / 11.24; 125
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City of Tacloban
City skyline overlooking Calvary Hill
City skyline overlooking Calvary Hill
Flag of Tacloban
Official seal of Tacloban
  • Gateway to Eastern Visayas[1]
  • Home of the Happiest People in the World[2]
City of Love, Beauty and Progresses
Map of Eastern Visayas with Tacloban highlighted
Map of Eastern Visayas with Tacloban highlighted
Tacloban is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°14′N 125°00′E / 11.24°N 125°E / 11.24; 125
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte (geographically only)
District 1st district
Provincial capital
Chartered city[3]

Highly urbanized city[4]
Barangay138 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorAlfred S. Romualdez (NP)
 • Vice MayorEdwin Y. Chua (Aksyon)
 • RepresentativeFerdinand Martin G. Romualdez (Lakas)
 • City Council
 • Electorate143,562 voters (2022)
 • Total201.72 km2 (77.88 sq mi)
40 m (130 ft)
Highest elevation
574 m (1,883 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 (2020 census)
 • Total251,881
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
 • Households
 • Gross domestic product₱45,283 million (2021)[7]
$899 million (2021)[8]
 • Income class1st city income class
 • Poverty incidence10.70% (2021)[9]
 • Revenue₱1,370,048,835.93 (2020)
 • Assets₱3,704,542,207.78 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱1,323,351,666.51 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱1,296,823,777.31 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityLeyte 2 Electric Cooperative (LEYECO 2)
Time zoneUTC+08:00 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)53
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesWaray

Tacloban or Tacloban City, is a highly urbanized city in the Eastern Visayas, Region 8. It is the capital city of Leyte province. Tacloban is a port city in the Philippines. It is about 360 miles (580 kilometers) southeast of Manila. It is the regional center of Eastern Visayas. The San Juanico Bridge, a famous long bridge in the Philippines, connects the city to the town of Santa Rita in Samar.

References[change | change source]

  1. "National transformation in Eastern Visayas". The Manila Times. October 17, 2014. Archived from the original on March 24, 2017. Retrieved April 21, 2019. But the most striking work of physical transformation today is to be seen in Tacloban City, which remains the gateway to Eastern Visayas.
  2. Reyes, Ronald O. (April 20, 2018). "'Tacloban City: Home of the happiest people in the world' goes viral". SunStar. Archived from the original on April 21, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  3. "Proclamation No. 394, s. 1953". June 6, 1953. Archived from the original on October 28, 2020. Retrieved February 21, 2018. Pursuant to the authority conferred upon me by section 89 of Republic Act No. 760, creating the City of Tacloban, I, Elpidio Quirino, President of the Philippines, do hereby fix June 12, 1953, for the organization of the Government of the City of Tacloban.
  4. COMELEC Minute Resolution No. 09-0036
  5. "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.
  6. "Province of Leyte Accounts for Half of the Economy of Eastern Visayas in 2021". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 2023-01-18.
  7. "PH₱50.384 per dollar (per International Monetary Fund on Representative Exchange Rates for Selected Currencies for December 2021)". IMF. Retrieved 2023-01-18.
  8. "PSA Releases the 2021 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2 April 2024. Retrieved 28 April 2024.