Sulat, Province of Eastern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
Barangay count18
Postal code6815
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)169.75 km2 (65.54 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,377
Density (2015)91 / km2 (235 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 49' North, 125° 27' East (11.8122, 125.4522)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.0 meters (13.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 169.75 square kilometers or 65.54 square miles which constitutes 3.64% of Eastern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,377. This represented 3.29% of the total population of Eastern Samar province, or 0.35% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 91 inhabitants per square kilometer or 235 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sulat 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)
Abucay4.81%739783-5.62%-1.10%
A‑et3.21%49337730.77%5.24%
Baybay4.31%663745-11.01%-2.20%
Del Remedio10.03%1,5431,4208.66%1.59%
Kandalakit0.75%115232-50.43%-12.51%
Loyola Heights2.79%429499-14.03%-2.84%
Mabini2.22%342353-3.12%-0.60%
Maglipay5.85%8998634.17%0.78%
Maramara3.75%577658-12.31%-2.47%
Riverside3.93%6045656.90%1.28%
San Francisco5.44%8367915.69%1.06%
San Isidro12.38%1,9041,8831.12%0.21%
San Juan6.96%1,0701,071-0.09%-0.02%
San Mateo2.58%3973794.75%0.89%
San Vicente9.32%1,4331,3059.81%1.80%
Santo Niño8.43%1,2971,2206.31%1.17%
Santo Tomas10.00%1,5371,5290.52%0.10%
Tabi3.25%499511-2.35%-0.45%
Sulat Total15,37715,1841.27%0.24%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Sulat for the fiscal year of 2016 was 65,448,934.09.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200940,871,621.00
201043,251,022.125.82%
201146,851,712.488.33%
201245,393,426.73-3.11%
201346,157,289.331.68%
201451,945,491.1612.54%
201559,134,924.1613.84%
201665,448,934.0910.68%

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 Sulat is 10 to 14, with 1,772 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 232 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1301
1 to 41,138
5 to 91,548
10 to 141,772
15 to 191,688
20 to 241,175
25 to 29947
30 to 34896
35 to 39915
40 to 44930
45 to 49818
50 to 54748
55 to 59690
60 to 64540
65 to 69420
70 to 74368
75 to 79232
80 and over251
Total15,377

Historical population

The population of Sulat grew from 9,927 in 1960 to 15,377 in 2015, an increase of 5,450 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.24%, or an increase of 193 people, from the previous population of 15,184 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,927
11,5351.48%
12,2261.17%
12,3570.21%
12,7380.30%
14,0101.80%
14,1930.28%
19,3224.35%
15,184-8.40%
15,3770.24%

Location

The municipal center of Sulat is situated at approximately 11° 49' North, 125° 27' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.0 meters or 13.2 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 Sulat are Borongan, Catbalogan, Tacloban, Calbayog, Ormoc, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are San Julian, Taft, Can-avid, Dolores, Maydolong, and Oras. Its distance from the national capital is 573.97 kilometers (356.65 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 22.30 kilometers (13.86 miles) to the South (S5°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 62.18 kilometers (38.64 miles) to the West (S86°W)
  • Tacloban, 79.44 kilometers (49.36 miles) to the Southwest (S37°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 97.57 kilometers (60.63 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N73°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 128.39 kilometers (79.77 miles) to the Southwest (S46°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 144.51 kilometers (89.80 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S30°W)

Distance from Manila: 573.97 kilometers (356.65 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N57°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,377, ranked 1,379 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 65.54 square kilometers, ranked 655 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 91 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,349 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.24%, ranked 1,590 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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