Hernani, Province of Eastern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
Barangay count13
Postal code6804
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)49.42 km2 (19.08 sq mi)
Population (2015)8,573
Density (2015)173 / km2 (449 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 19' North, 125° 37' East (11.3233, 125.6192)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.7 meters (22.1 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 49.42 square kilometers or 19.08 square miles which constitutes 1.06% of Eastern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 8,573. This represented 1.84% of the total population of Eastern Samar province, or 0.19% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 173 inhabitants per square kilometer or 449 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Hernani has 13 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 13.39%291326-10.74%-2.14%
Barangay 25.84%501503-0.40%-0.08%
Barangay 37.21%6185777.11%1.32%
Barangay 46.05%519623-16.69%-3.42%
Batang8.84%7587027.98%1.47%
Cacatmonan1.05%907028.57%4.90%
Canciledes12.89%1,1051,0614.15%0.78%
Carmen10.45%89679312.99%2.35%
Garawon6.98%59848523.30%4.07%
Nagaja6.18%5305064.74%0.89%
Padang13.78%1,18198120.39%3.60%
San Isidro5.38%4614492.67%0.50%
San Miguel11.96%1,0259943.12%0.59%
Hernani Total8,5738,0706.23%1.16%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Hernani for the fiscal year of 2016 was 42,869,601.07.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200924,913,112.13
201026,399,672.875.97%
201128,580,329.598.26%
201227,473,401.04-3.87%
2013
201433,787,256.80
201539,001,947.8015.43%
201642,869,601.079.92%

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 Hernani is 10 to 14, with 1,035 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 109 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1170
1 to 4725
5 to 9942
10 to 141,035
15 to 19991
20 to 24725
25 to 29579
30 to 34506
35 to 39488
40 to 44419
45 to 49430
50 to 54363
55 to 59318
60 to 64247
65 to 69206
70 to 74180
75 to 79140
80 and over109
Total8,573

Historical population

The population of Hernani grew from 6,622 in 1960 to 8,573 in 2015, an increase of 1,951 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.16%, or an increase of 503 people, from the previous population of 8,070 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,622
6,216-0.62%
7,3153.32%
7,032-0.79%
6,840-0.28%
8,0553.11%
7,642-1.12%
7,9740.59%
8,0700.44%
8,5731.16%

Location

The municipal center of Hernani is situated at approximately 11° 19' North, 125° 37' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.7 meters or 22.1 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 Hernani are Borongan, Tacloban, Catbalogan, Baybay, Ormoc, and Calbayog. The nearest municipalities are General MacArthur, Llorente, Salcedo, Balangkayan, Quinapondan, and Maydolong. Its distance from the national capital is 619.65 kilometers (385.03 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 37.80 kilometers (23.49 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)
  • Tacloban, 67.31 kilometers (41.82 miles) to the West (S82°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 94.61 kilometers (58.79 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N58°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 114.82 kilometers (71.34 miles) to the Southwest (S51°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 116.00 kilometers (72.08 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S72°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 138.72 kilometers (86.20 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)

Distance from Manila: 619.65 kilometers (385.03 miles) to the Northwest (N54°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 8,573, ranked 1,535 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 19.08 square kilometers, ranked 1,375 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 173 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,060 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.16%, ranked 982 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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