Giporlos, Province of Eastern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
Barangay count18
Postal code6811
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLeyte Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)97.51 km2 (37.65 sq mi)
Population (2015)13,308
Density (2015)136 / km2 (353 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 7' North, 125° 27' East (11.1210, 125.4489)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.9 meters (12.9 feet)

Giporlos is a coastal municipality in the province of Eastern Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 97.51 square kilometers or 37.65 square miles which constitutes 2.09% of Eastern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 13,308. This represented 2.85% of the total population of Eastern Samar province, or 0.30% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 136 inhabitants per square kilometer or 353 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Giporlos has 18 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Barangay 111.05%1,4701,32211.20%2.04%
Barangay 23.64%485511-5.09%-0.99%
Barangay 32.45%326345-5.51%-1.07%
Barangay 42.89%38533913.57%2.45%
Barangay 511.46%1,5251,25621.42%3.76%
Barangay 63.92%522556-6.12%-1.19%
Barangay 710.72%1,4271,18820.12%3.55%
Barangay 84.99%664674-1.48%-0.28%
Biga5.49%7307122.53%0.48%
Coticot9.62%1,28097830.88%5.26%
Gigoso5.97%7947920.25%0.05%
Huknan3.58%47634836.78%6.15%
Parina5.76%76764518.91%3.35%
Paya5.72%76166913.75%2.48%
President Roxas2.79%37132115.58%2.79%
San Isidro6.94%9231,001-7.79%-1.53%
San Miguel1.35%179185-3.24%-0.63%
Santa Cruz1.68%22319812.63%2.29%
Giporlos Total13,30812,04010.53%1.92%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Giporlos for the fiscal year of 2016 was 53,932,696.37.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200930,805,684.97
201033,005,878.747.14%
201135,497,892.107.55%
201234,677,271.72-2.31%
201337,887,253.329.26%
201443,119,669.2213.81%
201549,289,933.9514.31%
201653,932,696.379.42%

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 Giporlos is 10 to 14, with 1,553 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 186 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1366
1 to 41,240
5 to 91,550
10 to 141,553
15 to 191,437
20 to 241,197
25 to 29933
30 to 34701
35 to 39679
40 to 44654
45 to 49653
50 to 54572
55 to 59456
60 to 64349
65 to 69335
70 to 74259
75 to 79188
80 and over186
Total13,308

Historical population

The population of Giporlos grew from 10,043 in 1960 to 13,308 in 2015, an increase of 3,265 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.92%, or an increase of 1,268 people, from the previous population of 12,040 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,043
8,773-1.31%
10,0152.69%
10,1280.22%
11,0010.83%
10,050-1.68%
10,2180.36%
11,2861.38%
12,0402.38%
13,3081.92%

Location

The municipal center of Giporlos is situated at approximately 11° 7' North, 125° 27' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.9 meters or 12.9 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Giporlos are Tacloban, Borongan, Baybay, Ormoc, Catbalogan, and Maasin. The nearest municipalities are Balangiga, Quinapondan, Lawaan, General MacArthur, Salcedo, and Marabut. Its distance from the national capital is 618.52 kilometers (384.33 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 618.52 kilometers (384.33 miles) to the Northwest (N51°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 13,308, ranked 1,444 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 37.65 square kilometers, ranked 1,037 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 136 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,189 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.92%, ranked 1,234 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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