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Tacloban Ceety
Syudad han Tacloban
Lungsod ng Tacloban
Heichly urbanized Ceety
Cairt o Leyte wi Tacloban heichlichtit
Tacloban is located in Philippines
Tacloban Ceety
Tacloban Ceety
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°15′N 125°00′E / 11.250°N 125.000°E / 11.250; 125.000
Kintra Philippines
Region Eastren Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Leyte (geografically anly)
Destrict 1st Destrict o Leyte
Established ca. 1770
Caipital o the Province Februar 26, 1830
Chairtered ceety Juin 12, 1953[1]
Heichly urbanized ceety 18 Dizember 2008[2]
Barangays 138 (see § Barangays)
Government
 • Type Strang mayor-cooncil
 • Mayor Alfred S.Romualdez nephew of Madame Imelda R. Marcos
 • Vice Mayor Jerry T.Yaokasin
Area[3]
 • Total 201.72 km2 (77.88 sq mi)
Highest elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Lowest elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 221,174
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Demonym Taclobanon
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6500
IDD/Area code +63 (0)53
Website tacloban.gov.ph

Tacloban (Waray-Waray: Syudad han Tacloban, Tagalog an Filipino: Lungsod ng Tacloban) offeecially the Ceety o Tacloban, is the caipital o the Philippine province o Leyte.[5] It is approximately 360 miles (580 km) sootheast o Manila. It wis the first ceety in Region VIII tae acome a "Heichly Urbanized Ceety" an is the lairgest ceety in terms o population in Eastren Visayas.[6] Tacloban wis briefly the capital o the Philippines, frae 20 October 1944 tae Februar 27, 1945.

In an extensive survey conductit bi the Asian Institute o Management Policy Center an released in Julie 2010, Tacloban Ceety wis ranked amang the tap ten maist competitive ceeties in the Philippines. Tacloban ranked fift oweraw, an seicont in the emergin ceeties category.[7]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "REPUBLIC ACT NO. 760 - AN ACT CREATING THE CITY OF TACLOBAN". Juin 20, 1952. Retrieved 20 Mairch 2013. "Section 1. This Act shall be known as the Charter of the City of Tacloban" 
  2. COMELEC Minute Resolution No. 09-0036
  3. "Province: Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  4. "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  5. "Leyte at a glance". Provincial Government of Leyte. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  6. "Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities". 2010 Census and Housing Population. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  7. "Cities and Enterprises, Competitiveness and Growth: Philippine Cities Competitiveness Ranking Project 2009". Asian Institute of Management Policy Center. 2010. Retrieved 13 Apryle 2013.