San Policarpo, Eastern Samar

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San Policarpo
Municipality
Map of Northern Samar with San Policarpo highlighted
Map of Northern Samar with San Policarpo highlighted
San Policarpo is located in Philippines
San Policarpo
San Policarpo
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°11′N 125°30′E / 12.183°N 125.500°E / 12.183; 125.500Coordinates: 12°11′N 125°30′E / 12.183°N 125.500°E / 12.183; 125.500
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Eastern Samar
Congr. district Lone district of E. Samar
Barangays 17
Government[1]
 • Mayor Conrado U. Nicart III
Area[2]
 • Total 78.00 km2 (30.12 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 13,836
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6821
Dialing code 55
Website sanpolicarpo-esamar.gov.ph

San Policarpo is a fifth class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. In the northwest, it is bounded by Arteche, in the northeast by the vast Pacific Ocean and in the south by Oras. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 13,836 people.[3]

History[edit]

San Policarpo was created in 1948 from the barrios of San Policarpo, Bahay, Alugan, Pangpang, Japonan, Tabo, Bonogawan and Cajag-wayan of the municipality of Oras, Samar.[4] In 1952, the barrio of Sta. Monica was transferred to San Policarpo from Oras.

Barangays[edit]

San Policarpo is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.[2]

  • Alugan
  • Bahay
  • Bangon
  • Baras (Lipata)
  • Binogawan
  • Cajagwayan
  • Japunan
  • Natividad
  • Pangpang
  • Barangay No. 1 (Pob.)
  • Barangay No. 2 (Pob.)
  • Barangay No. 3 (Pob.)
  • Barangay No. 4 (Pob.)
  • Barangay No. 5 (Pob.)
  • Santa Cruz
  • Tabo
  • Tan-awan

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Policarpo
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 9,970 —    
1995 11,565 +2.82%
2000 12,403 +1.51%
2007 13,689 +1.37%
2010 13,836 +0.39%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

Economy[edit]

The local economy of San Policarpio is dependent on fishing.

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. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 

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