Balangkayan, Eastern Samar

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Balangkayan
Municipality
Map of Northern Samar with Balangkayan highlighted
Map of Northern Samar with Balangkayan highlighted
Balangkayan is located in Philippines
Balangkayan
Balangkayan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°28′N 125°30′E / 11.467°N 125.500°E / 11.467; 125.500Coordinates: 11°28′N 125°30′E / 11.467°N 125.500°E / 11.467; 125.500
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Eastern Samar
Congr. district Lone district of E. Samar
Barangays 15
Government[1]
 • Mayor Allan C. Contado
Area[2]
 • Total 207.05 km2 (79.94 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 9,046
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6801
Dialing code 55

Balangkayan is a fifth class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 9,046 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Balangkayan is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.[2]

  • Balogo
  • Bangon
  • Cabay
  • Caisawan
  • Cantubi
  • General Malvar
  • Guinpoliran
  • Julag
  • Magsaysay
  • Maramag
  • Poblacion I
  • Poblacion II
  • Poblacion III
  • Poblacion IV
  • Poblacion V

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Balangkayan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 7,609 —    
1995 8,849 +2.87%
2000 8,134 −1.79%
2007 8,249 +0.19%
2010 9,046 +3.41%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

Tourism[edit]

The Minasangay Island Marine Ecological Park and Resort known for its cliff diving, scuba diving, mangroves and coral reefs is a popular gateway for the locals of the province.

Education[edit]

Balangkayan has many elementary schools and a lone high school.

Elementary schools:

  • Balangkayan Central Elementary School
  • Balogo Elementary School
  • Cabay Elementary School
  • Caisawan Elementary School
  • Guinpoliran Elementary School
  • Maramag Elementary School
  • Talisay Elementary School

Secondary school:

  • Balangkayan National High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Eastern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 

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