Balangkayan, Eastern Samar

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Balangkayan
Municipality
Map of Northern Samar with Balangkayan highlighted
Map of Northern Samar with Balangkayan highlighted
Balangkayan is located in Philippines
Balangkayan
Balangkayan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°28′N 125°30′E / 11.47°N 125.5°E / 11.47; 125.5Coordinates: 11°28′N 125°30′E / 11.47°N 125.5°E / 11.47; 125.5
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Eastern Samar
District Lone district of E. Samar
Barangays 15
Government[1]
 • Mayor Allan C. Contado
Area[2]
 • Total 207.05 km2 (79.94 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 10,125
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6801
IDD:area code +63 (0)55
Website www.balangkayan-esamar.gov.ph

Balangkayan is a fifth class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 10,125 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Balangkayan is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.[2]

  • Balogo
  • Bangon
  • Cabay
  • Caisawan
  • Cantubi
  • General Malvar
  • Guinpoliran
  • Julag
  • Magsaysay
  • Maramag
  • Poblacion I
  • Poblacion II
  • Poblacion III
  • Poblacion IV
  • Poblacion V

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Balangkayan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1960 4,615 —    
1970 5,557 +1.87%
1975 7,671 +6.68%
1980 8,703 +2.56%
1990 7,609 −1.33%
1995 8,849 +2.87%
2000 8,134 −1.79%
2007 8,249 +0.19%
2010 9,046 +3.41%
2015 10,125 +2.17%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Balangkayan, Eastern Samar, was 10,125 people,[3] with a density of 49 inhabitants per square kilometre or 130 inhabitants per square mile.

Tourism[edit]

The Minasangay Island Marine Ecological Park and Resort known for its cliff diving, scuba diving, mangroves and coral reefs is a popular gateway for the locals of the province.

Education[edit]

Balangkayan has many elementary schools and a lone high school.

Elementary schools:

  • Balangkayan Central Elementary School
  • Balogo Elementary School
  • Cabay Elementary School
  • Caisawan Elementary School
  • Guinpoliran Elementary School
  • Maramag Elementary School
  • Talisay Elementary School

Secondary school:

  • Balangkayan National High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Eastern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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