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Hinunangan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 28,415, a 2.47% growth compared to the 2007 census.Hinunangan is known as the "Rice Granary of the Province" for its vast plain land that is entirely planted with rice. Hinunangan has great potential for tourism because of its beautiful sand beaches and islands. The town is also a producer of rattan and wood-based furnitures, abaca handicrafts items, pineapple, vegetables, other forest products, and bamboo furnitures. It has a potential for mineral water and root crops processing and copper mining.Hinunangan is also known as a major gateway in Leyte because of its near proximity to Tacloban City. The opening of Abuyog–Silago Road cuts travel time by more than 50 percent, from the previous 6 hours (Tacloban–Hinunangan Route) to less than 3 hours. It is also the place in Southern Leyte with the most immigrants from Europe and North America.It has a lot of touristic places, such as Tahusan, Talisay or the twin islands (known as Cabugan Grande and Cabugan Chico as Pigafetta stated in his account during their travel with Magellan).. There are also hotels, inns, a public market and beach resorts.GeographyHinunangan is home to the highest mountain in the province, Mount Nacolod, with an elevation of above sea level.BarangaysHinunangan is politically subdivided into 40 barangays, two of which are island barangays located at the east of the town. The twin islands are accessible by motorized boats through Barangay Canipa-an.
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