Mercedes, Eastern Samar

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Mercedes
Municipality
Official seal of Mercedes
Seal
Map of Northern Samar with Mercedes highlighted
Map of Northern Samar with Mercedes highlighted
Mercedes is located in Philippines
Mercedes
Mercedes
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°06′N 125°43′E / 11.1°N 125.72°E / 11.1; 125.72Coordinates: 11°06′N 125°43′E / 11.1°N 125.72°E / 11.1; 125.72
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Eastern Samar
Congr. district Lone district of E. Samar
Established 1948
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Enrique A. Cabos
Area[2]
 • Total 23.32 km2 (9.00 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 6,070
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6808
Dialing code +63 (0)55
Website www.mercedes-esamar.gov.ph

Mercedes is a fourth class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 6,070 people.[3]

Act No. 960 of the Philippine Commission incorporated the town of Mercedes comprising the barrios of Busay, Anoron, Sungan, Bobon, Banoyo and Boyayawon into Guiuan. In 1948, Republic Act No. 262 recreated the town.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Mercedes is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2]

  • Anuron
  • Banuyo
  • Bobon
  • Busay
  • Buyayawon
  • Cabunga-an
  • Cambante
  • Palamrag (Cabiliri-an)
  • Barangay 1 Poblacion
  • Barangay 2 Poblacion
  • Barangay 3 Poblacion
  • Barangay 4 Poblacion
  • Port Kennedy
  • San Jose
  • San Roque
  • Sung-an

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Mercedes
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 4,505 —    
1995 5,473 +3.71%
2000 4,857 −2.53%
2007 5,041 +0.51%
2010 5,369 +2.32%
2015 6,070 +2.36%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6]

The population of Mercedes, Eastern Samar, in the 2015 census was 6,070 people,[3] with a density of 260 inhabitants per square kilometre or 670 inhabitants per square mile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Eastern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  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 recreate the former municipality of Mercedes, 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. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 

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