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), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Artechemunicipality16,02615,1641.06%169.829420
Balangigamunicipality14,08512,7561.90%190.057413
Balangkayanmunicipality10,1259,0462.17%207.054915
Borongancity (CC), capital69,29764,4571.39%475.0014661
Can-avidmunicipality21,01519,7851.15%288.707328
Doloresmunicipality42,86637,9122.37%308.5813946
General MacArthurmunicipality14,55012,2143.39%117.2912430
Giporlosmunicipality13,30812,0401.92%97.5113618
Guiuanmunicipality52,99147,0372.30%175.4930260
Hernanimunicipality8,5738,0701.16%49.4217313
Jipapadmunicipality7,8857,3971.22%234.803413
Lawaanmunicipality12,74211,6121.78%162.567816
Llorentemunicipality20,14919,1011.02%496.074133
Maslogmunicipality5,4074,7812.37%249.802212
Maydolongmunicipality14,74313,6141.53%399.633720
Mercedesmunicipality6,0705,3692.36%23.3226016
Orasmunicipality36,54034,7600.96%188.7019442
Quinapondanmunicipality14,77913,8411.26%83.2417825
Salcedomunicipality22,53219,9702.32%113.8019841
San Julianmunicipality14,49813,7481.02%150.629616
San Policarpomunicipality14,68713,8361.14%78.0018817
Sulatmunicipality15,37715,1840.24%169.759118
Taftmunicipality18,91517,1831.85%231.278224
Eastern Samar Total467,160428,8771.64%4,660.47100597

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Eastern Samar for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,038,170,388.30.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009600,598,183.00
2010654,483,519.008.97%
2011687,488,438.455.04%
2012670,198,067.27-2.52%
2013743,049,321.6610.87%
2014830,844,178.2011.82%
2015956,727,656.1315.15%
20161,038,170,388.308.51%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Eastern Samar is 10 to 14, with 55,415 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 5,712 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 110,185
1 to 441,427
5 to 953,296
10 to 1455,415
15 to 1952,750
20 to 2441,438
25 to 2932,305
30 to 3427,566
35 to 3926,041
40 to 4424,500
45 to 4922,538
50 to 5419,737
55 to 5916,631
60 to 6412,745
65 to 6910,727
70 to 748,386
75 to 795,761
80 and over5,712
Total467,160

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 annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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