Anahawan History, Tourist Spots, Festivals, Officials

Anahawan is a 5th class coastal municipality of Southern Leyte Province in Eastern Visayas or Region 8, Philippines.

Anahawan Southern Leyte
Anahawan Southern Leyte

Profile of Anahawan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Eastern side of Southern Leyte Province (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Hinundayan (north), San Juan (south), Hinunangan (west)
Area –> 58.09 km2 (22.43 sq mi)
Population –> 8,211 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Coconut, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Visayan, Waray, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 14
Revenue (2016) –> 47,307,384.44
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Roger Mercado
Mayor –> Alfredo N. Luna Jr.
Vice Mayor –> Nestor B. Vestal

History of Anahawan

Anahawan was formerly a barrio of Hinundayan. On January 1, 1931, it was separated as a municipality named Delgado in honor of Congressman Jorge Delgado. Subsequently, it was renamed Anahawan.

In 1939, the town registered a total of 5,086 residents and in 1970, it increased to 6,094. The total population in 2000 was 7,209 which jumped to 8,211 in 2015.

Economy of Anahawan

Anahawan is primarily an agricultural town where rice, corn, fish, and coconut are the chief products.

Tourist Spots in Anahawan

Mt. Cabalian Lake
St. Anthony of Padua Parish Church

Anahawan Baywalk

Festivals in Anahawan

Feast of St. Anthony de Padua

Map of Anahawan Municipality in Southern Leyte

See also: Profile of Mayor Alfredo N. Luna Jr. , Governor Damian Mercado

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