Tacloban City History, Tourist Spots, Festivals

Tacloban is a 1st Class coastal city and the capital of Leyte Province in the Eastern Visayas Region, Philippines

Tacloban City
Tacloban City (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Tacloban City (Geography)
Location –> Northeastern part of Leyte Island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Babatngon (north), Palo (southwest), Santa Fe, Alangalang and San Miguel (west)
Area –> 201.72 km2 (77.88 sq mi)
Population –> 242,089 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 138
Revenue (2016) –> 1,155,729,018.56
Terrain –> Flat with some hills
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, softdrinks, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Waray, Tagalog, Cebuano, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Ferdinand Martin Romualdez
Mayor –> Alfred Romualdez
Vice Mayor –> Jerry “Sambo” T. Yaokasin

History of Tacloban

Tacloban was established as a pueblo in 1770. It was made the capital of Leyte on February 26, 1830. On June 12, 1953, Tacloban was elevated as a city and on December 18, 2008, it was declared a highly urbanized city.

Economy, Business and Investment in Tacloban City

Tacloban is the chief commercial, financial and shipping center of Eastern Visayas Region.

Tacloban Port
View of Tacloban Port

Tourist Spots of Tacloban

Provincial Capitol and Park
San Juanico Bridge
Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum
M/V Eva Jocelyn Shrine
Yolanda Commemorative Memorial

Festivals in Tacloban

Map of Tacloban City in Leyte Province

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla

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