Oras, Eastern Samar

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Oras
Municipality
Map of Northern Samar with Oras highlighted
Map of Northern Samar with Oras highlighted
Oras is located in Philippines
Oras
Oras
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°08′N 125°26′E / 12.133°N 125.433°E / 12.133; 125.433Coordinates: 12°08′N 125°26′E / 12.133°N 125.433°E / 12.133; 125.433
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Eastern Samar
Congr. district Lone district of E. Samar
Barangays 42
Government[1]
 • Mayor Vivian Alvarez
Area[2]
 • Total 188.70 km2 (72.86 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 34,760
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6818
Dialing code 55

Oras is a fourth class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 34,760 people.[3]

History[edit]

In 1948, San Policarpo 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 (Pob.)
  • Bantayan
  • Batang
  • Bato
  • Binalayan
  • Buntay
  • Burak
  • Butnga (Pob.)
  • Cadian
  • Cagdine
  • Cagpile
  • Cagtoog
  • Camanga (Pob.)
  • Dalid
  • Dao
  • Factoria
  • Gamot
  • Iwayan
  • Japay
  • Kalaw
  • Mabuhay
  • Malingon
  • Minap-os
  • Nadacpan
  • Naga
  • Pangudtan
  • Paypayon (Pob.)
  • Riverside (Pob.)
  • Rizal
  • Sabang
  • San Eduardo
  • Santa Monica
  • Saugan
  • Saurong
  • Tawagan (Pob.)
  • Tiguib (Pob.)
  • Trinidad (Maycorot)
  • Alang-alang
  • San Roque (Pob.)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Oras
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 26,978 —    
1995 31,533 +2.97%
2000 31,315 −0.15%
2007 31,745 +0.19%
2010 34,760 +3.36%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][8]

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 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. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 

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