|Municipality of Merida|
Map of Leyte with Merida highlighted
|Region||Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)|
|District||4th district of Leyte|
|Barangays||22 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Marcos Antonio D. Solana|
|• Electorate||19,118 voters (2016)|
|• Total||95.21 km2 (36.76 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||310/km2 (810/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)53|
|Climate type||tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||5th municipal income class|
- Puerto Bello
- San Isidro
- San Jose
|Population census of Merida|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority |
In the 2015 census, the population of Merida, Leyte, was 29,863 people, with a density of 310 inhabitants per square kilometre or 800 inhabitants per square mile.
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
Merida Vocational School is known for its skills development program which opens a variety of vocational courses such as the following:
- Drafting Technology
- Culinary Arts
- SMAW Welding
- Furniture and Cabinet Making
- Building Construction
- Automotive Servicing
- Building-Wiring Installation
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