Almagro, Samar

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Almagro
Municipality
Sunset in Almagro Samar
Sunset in Almagro Samar
Map of Samar with Almagro highlighted
Map of Samar with Almagro highlighted
Almagro is located in Philippines
Almagro
Almagro
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°55′N 124°17′E / 11.917°N 124.283°E / 11.917; 124.283Coordinates: 11°55′N 124°17′E / 11.917°N 124.283°E / 11.917; 124.283
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Samar
District 1st district of Samar
Barangays 23
Government[1]
 • Mayor Kathleen S. Prudenciado
Area[2]
 • Total 51.36 km2 (19.83 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 8,942
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6724
IDD:area code +63 (0)55
Income class 5th municipal income class
PSGC 086001000
Electorate 9,404 voters as of 2016
Website elgu.ncc.gov.ph/ecommunity/almagro-wsamar/

Almagro is a 5th class and island municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 8,942 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Almagro is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.[2]

  • Bacjao
  • Biasong I
  • Costa Rica
  • Guin-ansan
  • Kerikite
  • Lunang I (Look)
  • Lunang II
  • Malobago
  • Marasbaras
  • Panjobjoban I
  • Poblacion
  • Talahid
  • Tonga-Tonga
  • Imelda (Badjang)
  • Biasong II
  • Costa Rica II
  • Mabuhay
  • Magsaysay
  • Panjobjoban II
  • Roño
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • Veloso

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Almagro
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 8,578 —    
1995 10,270 +3.43%
2000 10,619 +0.72%
2007 8,650 −2.79%
2010 11,024 +9.23%
2015 8,942 −3.91%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority [3][4][5][6]

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Pang-pang (Veloso and Panjobjoban 1)
  • Exotic Diving Resort (Brgy. Kerikite)
  • Caves in Almagro
  • Rock formation
  • Museum of Endangered Species
  • LightHouse (lighthouse island)
  • Almagro Disneyland and
  • Almagro Ocean Park

Culture[edit]

The most famous dance in Almagro is Kuratsa, because of the influence of the Spaniards that controlled the municipality for 330 years. They held their occasions on the newly constructed Covered Court in Brgy. Poblacion. Their Fiestas and Charter Days are the days where many people would come to Almagro to witness different activities held on the island. People in Almagro are often seen wearing sando because of the hot weather and the sea breeze on the island.

Transportation[edit]

The only one means of access to Almagro is by motorboat from the port of Calbayog City, taking usually up to 2 hours of travel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Archived from the original on 31 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Samar (Western Samar)". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Samar (Western Samar)". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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