Merida, Leyte

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Merida
Municipality
Map of Leyte with Merida highlighted
Map of Leyte with Merida highlighted
Merida is located in Philippines
Merida
Merida
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°55′N 124°32′E / 10.917°N 124.533°E / 10.917; 124.533Coordinates: 10°55′N 124°32′E / 10.917°N 124.533°E / 10.917; 124.533
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Leyte
Congr. district 4th district of Leyte
Barangays 22
Government[1]
 • Mayor Marcos Antonio D. Solana
Area[2]
 • Total 95.21 km2 (36.76 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 27,224
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6540
Dialing code 53

Merida is a fifth class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 27,224 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Merida is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.[2]

  • Benabaye
  • Cabaliwan
  • Calunangan
  • Calunasan
  • Cambalong
  • Can-unzo
  • Canbantug
  • Casilda
  • Lamanoc
  • Libas
  • Libjo
  • Lundag
  • Macario
  • Mahalit
  • Mahayag
  • Masumbang
  • Mat-e
  • Poblacion
  • Puerto Bello
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • Tubod

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Merida
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 22,345 —    
1995 23,822 +1.21%
2000 25,326 +1.32%
2007 26,285 +0.51%
2010 27,224 +1.29%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Education[edit]

The town has five high schools including the Libas National High School and Merida Vocational School which has annexes in various barangays: MVS Calunangan, MVS Puerto Bello, MVS Minesite. The main campus is located in Greenheights District just a few meters away from the Municipal Hall.

Merida Vocational School[edit]

Merida Vocational School is known for its skills development program which opens a variety of vocational courses such as the following:

  • Drafting Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Garments
  • SMAW Welding
  • Furniture and Cabinet Making
  • Building Construction
  • Automotive Servicing
  • Building-Wiring Installation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 19 June 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 19 June 2013. 

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