|Motto: First Mass site in Asia|
Map of Southern Leyte with Limasawa highlighted
Location within the Philippines
|Coordinates: 09°56′00″N 125°04′20″E / 9.93333°N 125.07222°ECoordinates: 09°56′00″N 125°04′20″E / 9.93333°N 125.07222°E|
|Region||Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)|
|Congr. district||Lone district of S. Leyte|
|• Mayor||Melchor Palero Petracorta|
|• Vice mayor||Sim Balane Olojan|
|• Total||6.98 km2 (2.69 sq mi)|
|• Density||840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Limasawa is a sixth class municipality and an island of the same name in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 5,835 inhabitants, making it the smallest municipality in the province, both in population and area. It lies south of Leyte, in the Mindanao or Bohol Sea. The island, also known as Sarangani Island, is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) long from north to south. This is most famous for the first mass in the Philippines officiated on Easter Sunday of March 31, 1521 by Father Pedro de Valderrama under the fleet of Ferdinand Magellan.
Limasawa is politically subdivided into 6 barangays.
- San Agustin (Tawid)
- San Bernardo (Tigib)
|Population census of Limasawa|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
- "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- "Province: Southern Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Limasawa.|
- ELGU Website of Limasawa
- Possible provenance of the name 'Limasawa'
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
- Limasawa Island Information
|| Padre Burgos
|Bohol Sea||Bohol Sea / Pintuyan|