Almagro, Samar

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Island 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
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
Congr. district 1st district of Samar
Barangays 23
 • Mayor Kathleen S. Prudenciado
 • Total 51.36 km2 (19.83 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 11,024
 • Density 210/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6724
Dialing code 55

Almagro is a fifth class island municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 11,024.[3]


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


Population census of Almagro
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 8,578 —    
1995 10,270 +3.67%
2000 10,619 +0.67%
2007 8,650 −2.89%
2010 11,024 +8.42%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

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


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.


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.


  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 "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Western Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

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