Hinunangan is a 3rd class coastal municipality of Southern Leyte Province in Eastern Visayas or Region 8, Philippines.
Profile of Hinunangan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Eastern side of Southern Leyte (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Silago (north), Hinundayan, Anahawan and Saint Bernard (south), and Libagon (west)
Area –> 170.58 km2 (65.86 sq mi)
Population –> 29,976 (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 –> 40
Revenue (2016) –> 95,473,099.97
Legislative District –> Lone
Congressman –> Roger Mercado
Mayor –> Reynaldo Fernandez
Vice Mayor –> Florentino S. Fernandez Jr.
History of Hinunangan
The twin islands of Saints Peter and Paul (also known as Cabugan Grande and Cabugan Chico) were sighted and recorded by Pigafetta, the chronicler of Magellan, in 1521.
Economy of Hinunangan
Hinunangan is primarily an agricultural town where rice, corn, fish, and coconut are the main products. Cottage industries include the production of Rattan and wood-based furnitures and abaca handicrafts items.
Tourist Spots in
Ang Ang Falls
San Pedro Island
San Pablo Island
Mainit Hot Spring Resort
Mount Nacolod (Highest peak in Southern Leyte)
Pungkay Mountain Park
Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Church
Parientes Watersports and Recreation
Ikid-Ikid Dance Festival
Map of Hinunangan Municipality in Southern Leyte