Dolores, Eastern Samar

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Dolores
Municipality
Map of Northern Samar with Dolores highlighted
Map of Northern Samar with Dolores highlighted
Dolores is located in Philippines
Dolores
Dolores
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°03′N 125°29′E / 12.050°N 125.483°E / 12.050; 125.483Coordinates: 12°03′N 125°29′E / 12.050°N 125.483°E / 12.050; 125.483
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Eastern Samar
Congr. district Lone district of E. Samar
Barangays 46
Government[1]
 • Mayor Emiliana P. Villacarillo
Area[2]
 • Total 308.58 km2 (119.14 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 37,912
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6817
Dialing code 55

Dolores is a third class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 37,912 people.[3]

Dolores is a coastal town bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. It has many beaches and surrounded by islands. Most of the populace speak and understand English.

History[edit]

In 1948, the barrios of Can-avid, Carolina, Barok, Cansangaya, Mabuhay, Camantang, Canilay, Pandol and Balagon, formerly part of this town, were separated into the municipality of Can-avid, Eastern Samar, by virtue of Republic Act No. 264.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Dolores is politically subdivided into 46 barangays.[2]

  • Aroganga
  • Bonghon
  • Buenavista
  • Cabago-an
  • Caglao-an
  • Cagtabon
  • Dampigan
  • Dapdap
  • Del Pilar
  • Denigpian
  • Gap-ang
  • Japitan
  • Jicontol
  • Hilabaan
  • Hinolaso
  • Libertad
  • Magongbong
  • Magsaysay
  • Malaintos
  • Malobago
  • Osmeña
  • Barangay 1 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 2 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 3 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 4 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 5 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 6 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 7 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 8 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 9 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 10 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 11 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 12 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 13 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 14 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 15 (Pob.)
  • Rizal
  • San Isidro (Malabag)
  • San Pascual
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santo Niño
  • Tanauan
  • Villahermosa
  • Tikling

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Dolores
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 30,570 —    
1995 33,544 +1.87%
2000 32,812 −0.44%
2007 34,522 +0.73%
2010 37,912 +3.17%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

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. ^ "An act to create the municipality of Can-avid in the province of Samar". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  5. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 

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