Mercedes, Eastern Samar

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Mercedes
Municipality
Map of Northern Samar with Mercedes highlighted
Map of Northern Samar with Mercedes highlighted
Mercedes is located in Philippines
Mercedes
Mercedes
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°06′N 125°43′E / 11.100°N 125.717°E / 11.100; 125.717Coordinates: 11°06′N 125°43′E / 11.100°N 125.717°E / 11.100; 125.717
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Eastern Samar
Congr. district Lone district of E. Samar
Established 1948
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Enrique A. Cabos
Area[2]
 • Total 23.32 km2 (9.00 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 5,369
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6808
Dialing code 55

Mercedes is a fourth class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 5,369 people.[3]

Act No. 960 of the Philippine Commission incorporated the town of Mercedes comprising the barrios of Busay, Anoron, Sungan, Bobon, Banoyo and Boyayawon into Guiuan. In 1948, Republic Act No. 262 recreated the town.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Mercedes is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2]

  • Anuron
  • Banuyo
  • Bobon
  • Busay
  • Buyayawon
  • Cabunga-an
  • Cambante
  • Palamrag (Cabiliri-an)
  • Barangay 1 Poblacion
  • Barangay 2 Poblacion
  • Barangay 3 Poblacion
  • Barangay 4 Poblacion
  • Port Kennedy
  • San Jose
  • San Roque
  • Sung-an

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Mercedes
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 4,505 —    
1995 5,473 +3.71%
2000 4,857 −2.53%
2007 5,041 +0.51%
2010 5,369 +2.32%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Eastern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 24 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 24 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "An act to recreate the former municipality of Mercedes, province of Samar". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  5. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 

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