Lawaan, Eastern Samar
Map of Northern Samar with Lawaan highlighted
|Region||Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)|
|Congr. district||Lone district of E. Samar|
|• Mayor||Hon. Florencio A. Almeda, Jr.|
|• Total||162.56 km2 (62.76 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||78/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Dialing code||+63 (0)55|
The town is strategically located in the central part of southern Samar Island. It is sandwiched between the town of Balangiga in the east and Marabut, Samar in the west. Barangay Bolusao, the town's largest settlement located right at the east-west Samar boundary, serves as the premier barangay of Eastern Samar for those people coming from Tacloban City or Province of Samar traversing Samar Circumferencial Road. Hence, being dubbed as 'The Gateway to Eastern Samar'.
- Bolusao (largest by population and area)
- Barangay Poblacion 1
- Barangay Poblacion 2
- Barangay Poblacion 3
- Barangay Poblacion 4
- Barangay Poblacion 5
- Barangay Poblacion 6
- Barangay Poblacion 7
- Barangay Poblacion 8
- Barangay Poblacion 9
- Barangay Poblacion 10
- San Isidro
|Population census of Lawaan|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
The population of Lawaan in the 2015 census was 12,742 people, with a density of 78 inhabitants per square kilometre or 200 inhabitants per square mile.
Lawaan's main product is copra. Many families rely on coastal and deep-sea fishing as well as lowland and upland farming as means of livelihood. Others have spouses, children, parents or other relatives working in Tacloban City, Metro Manila or in other places within the Philippines or abroad either as professionals, contract workers or domestic helpers who regularly remit part of their earnings to their families back home. The single biggest employer of its local populace is the government.
Lawaan is known for its spectacular waterfalls and thriving wildlife. Being a coastal town, it features an unobstructed amazing view of Leyte Gulf in its southern shores.
Amandaraga, Pangi, Amajuray and Ban-awan water falls are some of the best known eco-tourism sites of Lawaan. These water falls also serve as hydroelectric energy source that supply the power needs of Lawaan and neighboring towns.
- Freddie Abuda - retired professional basketball player, currently serving as an assistant coach to the San Beda Red Lions (NCAA).
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- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
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- Local Governance Performance Management System
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