Eastern Samar

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Eastern Samar
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
CapitalBorongan
Total local government units
Cities1
Municipalities22
Barangays597
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)4,660.47 km2
(1,799.42 sq. mi)
Population (2015)467,160
Density (2015)100 per km2
(260 per sq. mi)
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Eastern Samar is a province in the Philippines situated in the Eastern Visayas region occupying the eastern section of the Visayas. Its capital is the City of Borongan.

The province has a land area of 4,660.47 square kilometers or 1,799.42 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 467,160 representing 10.52% of the total population of the Eastern Visayas region, 2.41% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 0.46% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 100 inhabitants per square kilometer or 260 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Eastern Samar is bordered, clockwise from the East, by Philippine Sea, Leyte Gulf, Samar, and Northern Samar.

Local government units

Eastern Samar has 22 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 597.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Artechemun16,026
(3.43%)
15,1641.06%169.82 km2
(65.57 sq mi)
94 per km2
(244 per sq mi)
20
Balangigamun14,085
(3.02%)
12,7561.90%190.05 km2
(73.38 sq mi)
74 per km2
(192 per sq mi)
13
Balangkayanmun10,125
(2.17%)
9,0462.17%207.05 km2
(79.94 sq mi)
49 per km2
(127 per sq mi)
15
Borongancity (CC), capital69,297
(14.83%)
64,4571.39%475.00 km2
(183.40 sq mi)
146 per km2
(378 per sq mi)
61
Can-avidmun21,015
(4.50%)
19,7851.15%288.70 km2
(111.47 sq mi)
73 per km2
(189 per sq mi)
28
Doloresmun42,866
(9.18%)
37,9122.37%308.58 km2
(119.14 sq mi)
139 per km2
(360 per sq mi)
46
General MacArthurmun14,550
(3.11%)
12,2143.39%117.29 km2
(45.29 sq mi)
124 per km2
(321 per sq mi)
30
Giporlosmun13,308
(2.85%)
12,0401.92%97.51 km2
(37.65 sq mi)
136 per km2
(353 per sq mi)
18
Guiuanmun52,991
(11.34%)
47,0372.30%175.49 km2
(67.76 sq mi)
302 per km2
(782 per sq mi)
60
Hernanimun8,573
(1.84%)
8,0701.16%49.42 km2
(19.08 sq mi)
173 per km2
(449 per sq mi)
13
Jipapadmun7,885
(1.69%)
7,3971.22%234.80 km2
(90.66 sq mi)
34 per km2
(87 per sq mi)
13
Lawaanmun12,742
(2.73%)
11,6121.78%162.56 km2
(62.76 sq mi)
78 per km2
(203 per sq mi)
16
Llorentemun20,149
(4.31%)
19,1011.02%496.07 km2
(191.53 sq mi)
41 per km2
(105 per sq mi)
33
Maslogmun5,407
(1.16%)
4,7812.37%249.80 km2
(96.45 sq mi)
22 per km2
(56 per sq mi)
12
Maydolongmun14,743
(3.16%)
13,6141.53%399.63 km2
(154.30 sq mi)
37 per km2
(96 per sq mi)
20
Mercedesmun6,070
(1.30%)
5,3692.36%23.32 km2
(9.00 sq mi)
260 per km2
(674 per sq mi)
16
Orasmun36,540
(7.82%)
34,7600.96%188.70 km2
(72.86 sq mi)
194 per km2
(502 per sq mi)
42
Quinapondanmun14,779
(3.16%)
13,8411.26%83.24 km2
(32.14 sq mi)
178 per km2
(460 per sq mi)
25
Salcedomun22,532
(4.82%)
19,9702.32%113.80 km2
(43.94 sq mi)
198 per km2
(513 per sq mi)
41
San Julianmun14,498
(3.10%)
13,7481.02%150.62 km2
(58.15 sq mi)
96 per km2
(249 per sq mi)
16
San Policarpomun14,687
(3.14%)
13,8361.14%78.00 km2
(30.12 sq mi)
188 per km2
(488 per sq mi)
17
Sulatmun15,377
(3.29%)
15,1840.24%169.75 km2
(65.54 sq mi)
91 per km2
(235 per sq mi)
18
Taftmun18,915
(4.05%)
17,1831.85%231.27 km2
(89.29 sq mi)
82 per km2
(212 per sq mi)
24
Eastern Samar Total467,160428,8771.64%4,660.47 km2
(1,799.42 sq mi)
100 per km2
(260 per sq mi)
597
Historical population

The population of Eastern Samar grew from 237,747 in 1960 to 467,160 in 2015, an increase of 229,413 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.64%, or an increase of 38,283 people, from the previous population of 428,877 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 279,645
1918 Dec 31117,3482.48%
1939 Jan 1154,3471.38%
1948 Oct 1197,7342.57%
1960 Feb 15237,7471.63%
1970 May 6271,0001.29%
1975 May 1287,1491.17%
1980 May 1320,6372.23%
1990 May 1329,3350.27%
1995 Sep 1362,3241.80%
2000 May 1375,8220.79%
2007 Aug 1405,1141.04%
2010 May 1428,8772.10%
2015 Aug 1467,1601.64%

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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