Gandara, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count69
Postal code6706
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)573.49 km2 (221.43 sq mi)
Population (2015)34,434
Density (2015)60 / km2 (156 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 1' North, 124° 49' East (12.0132, 124.8114)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.5 meters (31.1 feet)

Gandara is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 573.49 square kilometers or 221.43 square miles which constitutes 9.48% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 34,434. This represented 4.41% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.78% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 60 inhabitants per square kilometer or 156 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Gandara has 69 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)
Adela Heights3.78%1,3031,2028.40%1.55%
Arong0.60%20617815.73%2.82%
Balocawe0.97%3343107.74%1.43%
Bangahon0.70%241260-7.31%-1.43%
Beslig0.69%2392218.14%1.50%
Buao1.03%3543433.21%0.60%
Bunyagan1.18%4083972.77%0.52%
Burabod I0.42%144194-25.77%-5.52%
Burabod II3.01%1,03588916.42%2.94%
Calirocan1.19%4103837.05%1.31%
Canhumawid0.67%2302214.07%0.76%
Caparangasan1.32%454470-3.40%-0.66%
Caranas0.71%2432315.19%0.97%
Carmona0.75%258270-4.44%-0.86%
Casab‑ahan3.29%1,1321,0715.70%1.06%
Casandig1.78%6135805.69%1.06%
Catorse de Agosto4.90%1,6871,41119.56%3.46%
Caugbusan0.99%3413322.71%0.51%
Concepcion3.72%1,2801,14112.18%2.21%
Diaz1.83%63149427.73%4.77%
Dumalo‑ong2.01%6926722.98%0.56%
Elcano1.27%439509-13.75%-2.78%
Gerali1.20%413429-3.73%-0.72%
Gereganan0.68%2332196.39%1.19%
Giaboc0.72%249311-19.94%-4.14%
Hampton1.65%56738148.82%7.86%
Hetebac0.73%253261-3.07%-0.59%
Himamaloto0.51%17514917.45%3.11%
Hinayagan1.49%5144953.84%0.72%
Hinugacan0.88%3042779.75%1.79%
Hiparayan1.24%42633327.93%4.80%
Jasminez1.04%35929422.11%3.88%
Lungib1.05%362377-3.98%-0.77%
Mabuhay0.68%2342273.08%0.58%
Macugo1.11%38128633.22%5.61%
Malayog0.43%14712814.84%2.67%
Marcos0.40%1391343.73%0.70%
Minda4.31%1,4851,3638.95%1.65%
Nacube2.00%6876860.15%0.03%
Nalihugan0.85%29323325.75%4.46%
Napalisan2.17%748770-2.86%-0.55%
Natimonan2.10%72359721.11%3.71%
Ngoso1.22%42137711.67%2.12%
Palambrag1.04%358407-12.04%-2.41%
Palanas1.39%4794741.05%0.20%
Piñaplata1.46%50338132.02%5.43%
Pizarro1.32%45434033.53%5.66%
Pologon0.69%2372226.76%1.25%
Purog1.34%462507-8.88%-1.75%
Rawis1.82%6276014.33%0.81%
Rizal0.54%1851821.65%0.31%
Samoyao1.89%6516510.00%0.00%
San Agustin3.44%1,18580846.66%7.56%
San Antonio2.19%755759-0.53%-0.10%
San Enrique0.37%127329-61.40%-16.58%
San Francisco1.30%4484109.27%1.70%
San Isidro1.16%40034814.94%2.69%
San Jose2.88%99089710.37%1.90%
San Miguel1.04%35930916.18%2.90%
San Pelayo1.59%548561-2.32%-0.45%
San Ramon0.50%171227-24.67%-5.25%
Santa Elena0.88%3042914.47%0.84%
Santo Niño1.87%6435879.54%1.75%
Senibaran0.24%82122-32.79%-7.29%
Sidmon0.90%30925123.11%4.04%
Tagnao3.02%1,04093111.71%2.13%
Tambongan2.58%8888623.02%0.57%
Tawiran0.62%21415736.31%6.07%
Tigbawon0.66%2282232.24%0.42%
Gandara Total34,43431,9437.80%1.44%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Gandara for the fiscal year of 2016 was 140,230,968.83.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200980,204,213.69
201084,086,346.664.84%
201190,702,032.107.87%
201289,252,846.32-1.60%
201398,168,124.509.99%
2014111,415,002.1813.49%
2015126,807,337.1313.82%
2016140,230,968.8310.59%

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 Gandara is 10 to 14, with 4,430 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 283 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1765
1 to 43,277
5 to 93,884
10 to 144,430
15 to 194,215
20 to 243,109
25 to 292,362
30 to 342,031
35 to 391,821
40 to 441,835
45 to 491,550
50 to 541,263
55 to 591,097
60 to 64946
65 to 69667
70 to 74531
75 to 79368
80 and over283
Total34,434

Historical population

The population of Gandara grew from 24,883 in 1960 to 34,434 in 2015, an increase of 9,551 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.44%, or an increase of 2,491 people, from the previous population of 31,943 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
24,883
28,3071.27%
30,6001.58%
24,764-4.14%
23,673-0.45%
27,2632.68%
28,8661.23%
31,2221.09%
31,9430.83%
34,4341.44%

Location

The municipal center of Gandara is situated at approximately 12° 1' North, 124° 49' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.5 meters or 31.1 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 Gandara are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Borongan, Tacloban, Ormoc, and Masbate City. The nearest municipalities are San Jorge, Pagsanghan, Tarangnan, Matuguinao, Santa Margarita, and San Jose de Buan. Its distance from the national capital is 503.61 kilometers (312.93 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Calbayog, Samar, 24.34 kilometers (15.13 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N76°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 27.45 kilometers (17.05 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S16°E)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 81.02 kilometers (50.35 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S57°E)
  • Tacloban, 87.86 kilometers (54.59 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 113.79 kilometers (70.70 miles) to the South (S11°W)
  • Masbate City, Masbate, 135.44 kilometers (84.16 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N73°W)

Distance from Manila: 503.61 kilometers (312.93 miles) to the Northwest (N55°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 34,434, ranked 728 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 221.43 square kilometers, ranked 94 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 60 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,317 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.44%, ranked 260 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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