Filipinos stake a large claim on hospitality, just sort of making it a national treasure, and the Leyteños from the small province of Southern Leyte are no different. There is a warmth that begins with the lilt and caress of welcoming voices. Most of the locals, you see, speak Cebuano, a dialect that seems naturally nurturing.
Southern Leyte is bounded on the north by the province of Leyte, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the west by the Camotes Sea, and on the south by Sogod Bay. Its total land area is 1,734.8 sq. kilometers.
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The province consists of 19 towns. Capital is Maasin.
Generally, the province has no dry season with rainfall more or less evenly distributed throughout the year. It has a pronounced maximum rainfall occurring from July to December.
As of the 1995 census, the provincial population was 3,366,917.
LANGUAGE / DIALECT
Cebuano is the major dialect spoken.
The information here has been sourced from Wikipedia. Check back to see our own updates after our team has explored this part of the Philippines.