Oras, Eastern Samar

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Oras
Municipality
Municipality of Oras
Map of Eastern Samar with Oras highlighted
Map of Eastern Samar with Oras highlighted
Oras is located in Philippines
Oras
Oras
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°08′N 125°26′E / 12.13°N 125.43°E / 12.13; 125.43Coordinates: 12°08′N 125°26′E / 12.13°N 125.43°E / 12.13; 125.43
Country  Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Eastern Samar
District Lone District
Barangays 42 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Vivian Alvarez
 • Electorate 22,451 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 188.7 km2 (72.9 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 36,540
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6802
PSGC 082617000
IDD:area code +63 (0)55
Climate type tropical rainforest climate
Income class 4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 3,577,428.05 (2016)

Oras, officially the Municipality of Oras, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 36,540 people.[3]

History[edit]

In 1948, Oras was created from the barrios of San Policarpo, Bahay, Alugan, Pangpang, Japonan, Tabo, Binogawan and Cajag-wayan, which used to belong to this town.[4] The territory of the town was further reduced two years later, when Arteche was created from the barrios of San Ramon, Carapdapan, Beri, Tangbo, Catumsan, Bego, Concepcion, Casidman, Tawagan, and Tibalawon.[5]

In 1952, the sitios of Trinidad, Tula, Pota, Palao, Sinalo-an, Tamse-on, Cagmalobago, and Maycorot, in the barrio of Agsam, were separated from said barrio and created into the barrio of Trinidad.[6] In the same year, Sta. Monica was transferred to the town of San Policarpo.[7]

Barangays[edit]

Oras is politically subdivided into 42 barangays.[2]

  • Agsam
  • Bagacay
  • Balingasag
  • Balocawe (Poblacion)
  • Bantayan
  • Batang
  • Bato
  • Binalayan
  • Buntay
  • Burak
  • Butnga (Poblacion)
  • Cadian
  • Cagdine
  • Cagpile
  • Cagtoog
  • Camanga (Poblacion)
  • Dalid
  • Dao
  • Factoria
  • Gamot
  • Iwayan
  • Japay
  • Kalaw
  • Mabuhay
  • Malingon
  • Minap-os
  • Nadacpan
  • Naga
  • Pangudtan
  • Paypayon (Poblacion)
  • Riverside (Poblacion)
  • Rizal
  • Sabang
  • San Eduardo
  • Santa Monica
  • Saugan
  • Saurong
  • Tawagan (Poblacion)
  • Tiguib (Poblacion)
  • Trinidad (Maycorot)
  • Alang-alang
  • San Roque (Poblacion)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Oras
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 10,429 —    
1918 12,066 +0.98%
1939 20,962 +2.66%
1948 19,300 −0.91%
1960 20,198 +0.38%
1970 21,217 +0.49%
1975 23,162 +1.77%
1980 27,031 +3.14%
1990 26,978 −0.02%
1995 31,533 +2.97%
2000 31,315 −0.15%
2007 31,745 +0.19%
2010 34,760 +3.36%
2015 36,540 +0.96%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][8][9][10]

The population of Oras in the 2015 census was 36,540 people,[3] with a density of 190 inhabitants per square kilometre or 490 inhabitants per square mile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Eastern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "An act creating the municipality of San Policarpo in the province of Samar". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  5. ^ "An act creating the barrio of Arteche, province of Samar into a municipality". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  6. ^ "An Act Creating the Barrio of Trinidad in the Municipality of Oras, Province of Samar". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  7. ^ "An Act Transferring the Barrio of Sta. Monica (tubabao), Municipality of Oras to the Municipality of San Policarpo All in the Province of Samar". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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