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Macrohon is a of the Philippines in the province of,. According to the, it has a population of people.GeographyThe Municipality of Macrohon has a total land area of. Of this area, 12,338.08 hectares or 97.61% is occupied by the 27 barangays, with Cambaro having the biggest area. About 301.39 hectares (2.38%) is occupied by the Poblacion, composed of three barangays namely Sto. Rosario, San Vicente (Pob.) and Sta. Cruz. Rivers and creeks cross Macrohon; the most prominent ones are the Amparo River and Villa Jacinta River. Along the seacoast are coral reef and sand beaches.The town has varying contour elevations. The western portion along the seacoast comprises a level land. The rest of the land area has varying elevations ranging from gently sloping areas, land sloping in one general direction to steeply undulating and rolling land sloping in many directions.Macrohon's northern portion is bounded by the City of Maasin, the Municipality of Padre Burgos borders the southern portion and the Municipality of Malitbog borders the eastern portion and faces Mindanao Sea on the west. The town center is away from Maasin City, which is the capital of Southern Leyte; and is away from the town of Padre Burgos.BarangaysMacrohon is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.HistoryMacrohon, since 1895, was known to be named in memory of Spanish Governor-General Manuel MacCrohon. It was weaned from the jurisdiction of Maasin in 1904. Another legend states that the name Macrohon came from the word "manhaon", meaning removing cooked food, from the practice of Moro raiders removing the food left behind by fleeing residents. Whichever, the town of Macrohon holds the distinction of having a son who led the resistance in Leyte and prepared the landing of the Liberation Forces which earned him high posts after the war and posthumous promotion by President Fidel V. Ramos to Brigadier General Ruperto K. Kangleon. Back to ancient times, after the United States took over the Philippines from Spain,Plan your trip to Macrohon and other Philippines destinations using our handy Philippines online trip planner.
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