Baybay City History, Tourist Spots, Festival

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

Baybay City Hall
Baybay City Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Baybay City (Geography)
Location –> Southwestern part of Leyte Province (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Albuera (north), La Paz, MacArthur, Javier, Abuyog and Mahaplag (east), Inopacan (south)
Area –> 459.30 km2 (177.34 sq mi)
Population –> 109,432 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 92
Revenue (2016) –> 650,879,864.19
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plains and rolling hills

Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Coconut, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Cebuano, Waray, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 5th
Government Officials
Congressman –> Carl Nicolas C. Car
Mayor –> Jose Carlos Cari
Vice Mayor –> Ernesto M. Butawan

History of Baybay City

Baybay was founded in 1620 but it was created as a parish on September 8, 1835. In 1910, the municipality of Baybay was formally organized. Its cityhood was approved on June 16, 2007.

Economy, Business and Investment in Baybay City

Agriculture remains the main source of livelihood of the people although commerce and tourism are fast becoming a major pillar of the local economy. Rice, fish and coconut are the main products.

Baybay is the home of the main campus of the Visayas State University, the chief public institution of higher learning in the region.

Tourist Spots in Baybay City

Lintaon Peak and Cave
Mount Pangasugan
Pangasugan Beach
Maitum Beach
Maslug Beach
Veterans’ Park
Immaculate Conception Parish Church

Festivals in Baybay City

Binaybayon Festival
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Map of Baybay 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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