Baybay is situated on the western coast of Leyte, immediately fronting the Camotes Islands bounded by the Camotes Sea of Cebu, where it lays beyond the Queen City of the South, Cebu City.
City of Baybay has a total land area of 46,050 hectares, and is known to be one of the largest in terms of land area in the Eastern Visayas region. It is divided into ninety-two (92) barangays, composed of 24 urban barangays and 68 rural barangays.
Based on the 2010 BMIS records, the city is inhabited by 104, 993 people. In the last 20 years, the population of Baybay has been growing at an average of 1.43 percent annually.
Predominantly identiﬁed as an agri-ﬁshery-based economy, its agricultural lands is well-suited for rice, corn, coconut, root crops, fruits, vegetables, livestock production and is abundant in ﬁsheries resources, particularly in the coastal areas.
Located along the western coastal area of the province and inter-connected by concrete road network from the east, north and south, City of Baybay’s potential as a satellite economic hub to Tacloban City is well recognized. At present, there are 4 big manufacturing companies and with 6 business classifications at about 100different types of business establishments operating in the city.
Endowed with a beautiful scenery and rich natural resources, the City offers a number of tourist attractions. Beautiful natural rivers, hot springs, nature pool and falls, beaches, caves, and old relics can be found within the City limits. The City is also home to the Visayas State University, a locally and internationally renowned tertiary institution that specializes in agricultural research and education.