Iloilo Provincial Government website

Leon

Municipal Seal of Leon
Mayor: 
Rolito C. Cajilig
Vice Mayor: 
Malin Cabana
District: 
2
Zipcode: 
5026
Telephone: 
+63 33 331 0036
Website: 
Email Address: 
camando_leon@yahoo.com
Description: 

Leon is a second class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. Located in the southwestern part of Iloilo Province, it is 28 kilometres (17 mi) from Iloilo City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 47,522 people.

It has a total land area of 14,020 hectares (34,600 acres) of which 276.16 hectares is classified as an urban area and 13,728.84 hectares as rural land. It is bounded by the municipalities of Alimodian in the north, San Miguel in the east, Tigbauan and Tubungan in the south, and San Remegio, Antique, in the west.

It is known as the "Vegetable Basket of Iloilo Province" due to its supply of asparagus, cabbages, baguio beans, sayote, eggplants, carrots and other vegetables.

A popular tourist attraction in the municipality is the Bucari Area, which known as the "Summer Capital of Iloilo".