Oras, Eastern Samar

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Oras
Municipality of Oras
Map of Eastern Samar with Oras highlighted
Map of Eastern Samar with Oras highlighted
Oras is located in Philippines
Oras
Oras
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°08′N 125°26′E / 12.13°N 125.43°E / 12.13; 125.43Coordinates: 12°08′N 125°26′E / 12.13°N 125.43°E / 12.13; 125.43
Country Philippines
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
DistrictLone District
Barangays42 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorVivian Alvarez
 • Electorate22,451 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total188.7 km2 (72.9 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total36,540
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6802
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)55
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)98.3 million  (2016)
Native languagesWaray
Tagalog

Oras (IPA: [oˈras][4]), officially the Municipality of Oras, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 36,540 people.[3]

History[edit]

In 1948, Oras was created from the barrios of San Policarpo, Bahay, Alugan, Pangpang, Japonan, Tabo, Binogawan and Cajag-wayan, which used to belong to this town.[5] The territory of the town was further reduced two years later, when Arteche was created from the barrios of San Ramon, Carapdapan, Beri, Tangbo, Catumsan, Bego, Concepcion, Casidman, Tawagan, and Tibalawon.[6]

In 1952, the sitios of Trinidad, Tula, Pota, Palao, Sinalo-an, Tamse-on, Cagmalobago, and Maycorot, in the barrio of Agsam, were separated from said barrio and created into the barrio of Trinidad.[7] In the same year, Sta. Monica was transferred to the town of San Policarpo.[8]

Barangays[edit]

Oras is politically subdivided into 42 barangays.[2]

  • Agsam
  • Bagacay
  • Balingasag
  • Balocawe (Poblacion)
  • Bantayan
  • Batang
  • Bato
  • Binalayan
  • Buntay
  • Burak
  • Butnga (Poblacion)
  • Cadian
  • Cagdine
  • Cagpile
  • Cagtoog
  • Camanga (Poblacion)
  • Dalid
  • Dao
  • Factoria
  • Gamot
  • Iwayan
  • Japay
  • Kalaw
  • Mabuhay
  • Malingon
  • Minap-os
  • Nadacpan
  • Naga
  • Pangudtan
  • Paypayon (Poblacion)
  • Riverside (Poblacion)
  • Rizal
  • Sabang
  • San Eduardo
  • Santa Monica
  • Saugan
  • Saurong
  • Tawagan (Poblacion)
  • Tiguib (Poblacion)
  • Trinidad (Maycorot)
  • Alang-alang
  • San Roque (Poblacion)

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Oras
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 10,429—    
1918 12,066+0.98%
1939 20,962+2.66%
1948 19,300−0.91%
1960 20,198+0.38%
1970 21,217+0.49%
1975 23,162+1.77%
1980 27,031+3.14%
1990 26,978−0.02%
1995 31,533+2.97%
2000 31,315−0.15%
2007 31,745+0.19%
2010 34,760+3.36%
2015 36,540+0.96%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][9][10][11]

The population of Oras in the 2015 census was 36,540 people,[3] with a density of 190 inhabitants per square kilometre or 490 inhabitants per square mile.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Oras, Eastern Samar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(83)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 97
(3.8)
64
(2.5)
69
(2.7)
58
(2.3)
98
(3.9)
161
(6.3)
167
(6.6)
140
(5.5)
158
(6.2)
171
(6.7)
169
(6.7)
154
(6.1)
1,506
(59.3)
Average rainy days 17.1 13.4 14.8 15.2 21.1 25.2 26.8 25.4 25.5 26.5 23.0 20.3 254.3
Source: Meteoblue [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 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. ^ The name of this municipality is pronounced o-RAS, enunciated quickly with the primary stress on the second syllable. This should not to be confused with the Filipino word oras ("time"), which is pronounced O-ras, enunciated in moderate speed with the primary stress at the first syllable.
  5. ^ "An act creating the municipality of San Policarpo in the province of Samar". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
  6. ^ "An act creating the barrio of Arteche, province of Samar into a municipality". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  7. ^ "An Act Creating the Barrio of Trinidad in the Municipality of Oras, Province of Samar". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  8. ^ "An Act Transferring the Barrio of Sta. Monica (tubabao), Municipality of Oras to the Municipality of San Policarpo All in the Province of Samar". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  9. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Oras, Eastern Samar: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 31 December 2018.

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