San Sebastian, Samar

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San Sebastian
Municipality
Official seal of San Sebastian
Seal
Map of Samar with San Sebastian highlighted
Map of Samar with San Sebastian highlighted
San Sebastian is located in Philippines
San Sebastian
San Sebastian
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°42′N 125°01′E / 11.700°N 125.017°E / 11.700; 125.017Coordinates: 11°42′N 125°01′E / 11.700°N 125.017°E / 11.700; 125.017
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Samar
Congr. district 2nd district of Samar
Barangays 14
Government[1]
 • Mayor Antero M. Gaviola, Sr.
Area[2]
 • Total 39.07 km2 (15.09 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 7,708
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6714
Dialing code 55

San Sebastian is a sixth class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 7,708 people.[3]

San Sebastian was absorbed into the town of Wright (Paranas) during the American occupation. In 1950, the neighborhoods of San Sebastian, Jitaasan, Dolores, Camanjagay, Bontod, Campidasa, Campiyak, Maslog, Balogo, Maropangpang, Binongtoan, and Bolwan were combined and re-established as a single town.[4]

Barangays[edit]

San Sebastian is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Poblacion Barangay 1
  • Poblacion Barangay 2
  • Poblacion Barangay 3
  • Poblacion Barangay 4
  • Balogo
  • Bontod
  • Camanhagay
  • Campiyak
  • Dolores
  • Hita-asan I
  • Inobongan
  • Cabaywa
  • Canduyucan
  • Hita-asan II

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Sebastian
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 5,732 —    
1995 6,381 +2.03%
2000 6,779 +1.31%
2007 7,365 +1.15%
2010 7,708 +1.67%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Samar (Western Samar)". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "An act re-creating the municipality of San Sebastian, province of Samar". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ "Province of Western Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

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