Merida, Leyte

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Merida
Municipality
Municipality of Merida
Map of Leyte with Merida highlighted
Map of Leyte with Merida highlighted
Merida is located in Philippines
Merida
Merida
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°55′N 124°32′E / 10.92°N 124.53°E / 10.92; 124.53Coordinates: 10°55′N 124°32′E / 10.92°N 124.53°E / 10.92; 124.53
Country  Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Leyte
District 4th district of Leyte
Barangays 22 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Marcos Antonio D. Solana
 • Electorate 19,118 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 95.21 km2 (36.76 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 29,863
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 6540
PSGC 083736000
IDD:area code +63 (0)53
Climate type Tropical rainforest climate
Income class 5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 76,939,964.35 (2016)
Native languages Cebuano
Tagalog

Merida, officially the Municipality of Merida, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 29,863 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Merida is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.[2]

  • Benabaye
  • Cabaliwan
  • Calunangan
  • Calunasan
  • Cambalong
  • Can-unzo
  • Canbantug
  • Casilda
  • Lamanoc
  • Libas
  • Libjo
  • Lundag
  • Macario
  • Mahalit
  • Mahayag
  • Masumbang
  • Mat-e
  • Poblacion
  • Puerto Bello
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • Tubod

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Merida
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 8,705—    
1918 13,480+2.96%
1939 26,794+3.33%
1948 14,977−6.26%
1960 16,065+0.59%
1970 16,877+0.49%
1975 18,027+1.33%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 18,838+0.88%
1990 22,345+1.72%
1995 23,822+1.21%
2000 25,326+1.32%
2007 26,285+0.51%
2010 27,224+1.29%
2015 29,863+1.78%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority [3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Merida, Leyte, was 29,863 people,[3] with a density of 310 inhabitants per square kilometre or 800 inhabitants per square mile.

Education[edit]

The town has five high schools including the Libas National High School and Merida Vocational School which has annexes in various barangays: MVS Calunangan, MVS Puerto Bello, MVS Minesite. The main campus is located in Greenheights District just a few meters away from the Municipal Hall.

Merida Vocational School[edit]

Merida Vocational School is known for its skills development program which opens a variety of vocational courses such as the following:

  • Drafting Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Garments
  • SMAW Welding
  • Furniture and Cabinet Making
  • Building Construction
  • Automotive Servicing
  • Building-Wiring Installation

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Leyte". 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. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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