Eastern Samar

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Eastern Samar
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
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 / km2 (260 / sq mi)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 467,160. This represented 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 these 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.

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Local government units

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

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Artechemunicipality16,02615,1641.06%169.82 km2 (65.57 sq mi)94 / km2 (244 / sq mi)20
Balangigamunicipality14,08512,7561.90%190.05 km2 (73.38 sq mi)74 / km2 (192 / sq mi)13
Balangkayanmunicipality10,1259,0462.17%207.05 km2 (79.94 sq mi)49 / km2 (127 / sq mi)15
Borongancity (CC), capital69,29764,4571.39%475.00 km2 (183.40 sq mi)146 / km2 (378 / sq mi)61
Can-avidmunicipality21,01519,7851.15%288.70 km2 (111.47 sq mi)73 / km2 (189 / sq mi)28
Doloresmunicipality42,86637,9122.37%308.58 km2 (119.14 sq mi)139 / km2 (360 / sq mi)46
General MacArthurmunicipality14,55012,2143.39%117.29 km2 (45.29 sq mi)124 / km2 (321 / sq mi)30
Giporlosmunicipality13,30812,0401.92%97.51 km2 (37.65 sq mi)136 / km2 (353 / sq mi)18
Guiuanmunicipality52,99147,0372.30%175.49 km2 (67.76 sq mi)302 / km2 (782 / sq mi)60
Hernanimunicipality8,5738,0701.16%49.42 km2 (19.08 sq mi)173 / km2 (449 / sq mi)13
Jipapadmunicipality7,8857,3971.22%234.80 km2 (90.66 sq mi)34 / km2 (87 / sq mi)13
Lawaanmunicipality12,74211,6121.78%162.56 km2 (62.76 sq mi)78 / km2 (203 / sq mi)16
Llorentemunicipality20,14919,1011.02%496.07 km2 (191.53 sq mi)41 / km2 (105 / sq mi)33
Maslogmunicipality5,4074,7812.37%249.80 km2 (96.45 sq mi)22 / km2 (56 / sq mi)12
Maydolongmunicipality14,74313,6141.53%399.63 km2 (154.30 sq mi)37 / km2 (96 / sq mi)20
Mercedesmunicipality6,0705,3692.36%23.32 km2 (9.00 sq mi)260 / km2 (674 / sq mi)16
Orasmunicipality36,54034,7600.96%188.70 km2 (72.86 sq mi)194 / km2 (502 / sq mi)42
Quinapondanmunicipality14,77913,8411.26%83.24 km2 (32.14 sq mi)178 / km2 (460 / sq mi)25
Salcedomunicipality22,53219,9702.32%113.80 km2 (43.94 sq mi)198 / km2 (513 / sq mi)41
San Julianmunicipality14,49813,7481.02%150.62 km2 (58.15 sq mi)96 / km2 (249 / sq mi)16
San Policarpomunicipality14,68713,8361.14%78.00 km2 (30.12 sq mi)188 / km2 (488 / sq mi)17
Sulatmunicipality15,37715,1840.24%169.75 km2 (65.54 sq mi)91 / km2 (235 / sq mi)18
Taftmunicipality18,91517,1831.85%231.27 km2 (89.29 sq mi)82 / km2 (212 / sq mi)24
Eastern Samar Total467,160428,8771.64%4,660.47 km2 (1,799.42 sq mi)100 / km2 (260 / 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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
79,645
117,3482.48%
154,3471.38%
197,7342.57%
237,7471.63%
271,0001.29%
287,1491.17%
320,6372.23%
329,3350.27%
362,3241.80%
375,8220.79%
405,1141.04%
428,8772.10%
467,1601.64%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Eastern Samar as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Secondary Roads

  • Borongan-Guiuan Road
  • Junction Buenavista-Lawaan-Marabut Road
  • Junction Taft-Oras-San Policarpo-Arteche Road
  • Wright-Taft-Borongan Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Arteche-Jipapad-Las Navas-Rawis Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 467,160, ranked 58 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,799.42 square kilometers, ranked 25 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 100 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 68 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.64%, ranked 25 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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