Giporlos, Eastern Samar

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Giporlos
Municipality
Map of Eastern Samar with Giporlos highlighted
Map of Eastern Samar with Giporlos highlighted
Giporlos is located in Philippines
Giporlos
Giporlos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°07′N 125°27′E / 11.12°N 125.45°E / 11.12; 125.45Coordinates: 11°07′N 125°27′E / 11.12°N 125.45°E / 11.12; 125.45
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Eastern Samar
District Lone district of E. Samar
Barangays 18
Government[1]
 • Mayor Mark S. Biong
Area[2]
 • Total 97.51 km2 (37.65 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 13,308
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6811
IDD:area code +63 (0)55
Website www.giporlos-esamar.gov.ph

Giporlos is a fifth class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 13,308 people.[3]

Formerly Giporlos was a barangay of the Municipality of Balangiga named San Bernardino.

Legend[edit]

Giporlos comes from the word "Hi-Podolos". "Gi" (pronounce as "Hi") is referring to person (man/woman). "Podlos" means "slipped". Legend says that there is a shore called "Rawis" in Giporlos where one woman was collecting sea shells. Suddenly, one Japanese soldier saw her and tried to raped her. But the woman ("Hi") fought back until her hands slipped ("Podlos") under the hands of moro soldier and she ran away. From that time on, the place was called "Hipodlos" and eventually became Giporlos.[citation needed]

Barangays[edit]

Giporlos is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.[2]

  • Barangay 1 (Poblacion)
  • Barangay 2 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 3 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 4 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 5 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 6 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 7 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 8 (Pob.)
  • Biga
  • Coticot
  • Gigoso
  • Huknan
  • Parina
  • Paya
  • President Roxas
  • San Miguel
  • Santa Cruz (Cansingkol)
  • San Isidro (Malabag)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Giporlos
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1960 10,043 —    
1970 8,773 −1.34%
1975 10,015 +2.69%
1980 10,128 +0.22%
1990 11,001 +0.83%
1995 10,050 −1.68%
2000 10,218 +0.36%
2007 11,286 +1.38%
2010 12,040 +2.38%
2015 13,308 +1.92%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

The population of Giporlos in the 2015 census was 13,308 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 24 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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