Dolores, Eastern Samar

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Dolores
Municipality
Map of Eastern Samar with Dolores highlighted
Map of Eastern Samar with Dolores highlighted
Dolores is located in Philippines
Dolores
Dolores
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°03′N 125°29′E / 12.05°N 125.48°E / 12.05; 125.48Coordinates: 12°03′N 125°29′E / 12.05°N 125.48°E / 12.05; 125.48
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Eastern Samar
District Lone district of E. Samar
Barangays 46
Government[1]
 • Mayor Shonny Niño R. Carpeso
Area[2]
 • Total 308.58 km2 (119.14 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 42,866
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6817
IDD:area code +63 (0)55

Dolores is a third class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 42,866 people.[3]

Dolores is a coastal town bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. It has many beaches and small islands. Most of the populace speak and understand English.

History[edit]

In 1948, the barrios of Can-avid, Carolina, Barok, Cansangaya, Mabuhay, Camantang, Canilay, Pandol and Balagon, formerly part of this town, were separated into the municipality of Can-avid, Eastern Samar, by virtue of Republic Act No. 264.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Dolores is politically subdivided into 46 barangays.[2]

  • Aroganga
  • Bonghon
  • Buenavista
  • Cabago-an
  • Caglao-an
  • Cagtabon
  • Dampigan
  • Dapdap
  • Del Pilar
  • Denigpian
  • Gap-ang
  • Japitan
  • Jicontol
  • Hilabaan
  • Hinolaso
  • Libertad
  • Magongbong
  • Magsaysay
  • Malaintos
  • Malobago
  • Osmeña
  • Barangay 1 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 2 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 3 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 4 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 5 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 6 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 7 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 8 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 9 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 10 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 11 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 12 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 13 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 14 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 15 (Pob.)
  • Rizal
  • San Isidro (Malabag)
  • San Pascual
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santo Niño
  • Tanauan
  • Villahermosa
  • Tikling

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Dolores
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 30,570 —    
1995 33,544 +1.75%
2000 32,812 −0.47%
2007 34,522 +0.70%
2010 37,912 +3.47%
2015 42,866 +2.37%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6]

The population of Dolores in the 2015 census was 42,866 people,[3] with a density of 140 inhabitants per square kilometre or 360 inhabitants per square mile.

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 "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "An act to create the municipality of Can-avid in the province of Samar". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  5. ^ "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 

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