Leyte Provincial Capitol
" Once You See Leyte, You Shall Return"
LEYTE @ A GLANCE
The province is situated in the Eastern Visayas Region of the Philippines.
Leyte has hosted some of the turning points in the history of the Philippines. General Douglas MacArthur, accompanied by Commonwealth President Sergio Osmena and Carlos P. Romulo, landed in Palo, Leyte to reclaim the country from the Japanese forces. A historical marker in Palo marks the spot in Leyte where General Douglas MacArthur and his army landed on October 20, 1944. The provincial capitol building, was the seat of the Philippine Commonwealth Government from October 23, 1944 to February 27, 1945.
The picturesque San Juanico Bridge connects the Leyte and Samar islands and is a vital component of the road network that spans the whole country. It is the longest and best aesthetically designed bridge in the Philippines.
Industrious, cooperative, and very hospitable, whatever your business is, you will find that doing business with the people is a pleasure and a treat.
Land Area: 5,712.80 square kilometers or 571,280 hectares
Population: 1.57 million (2000 census)
Local Languages: Lineyte-Samarnon (Waray-waray) and Cebuano
Climate: There are two types of climate in the province. The eastern part has Type II climate characterized by a very pronounced rainfall from November to January. The western portion has Type IV climate with a rainfall that is more or less distributed throughout the year.