Mercedes, Eastern Samar

Mercedes, (IPA: [ˌmɛrˈsɛdɛs]; Waray: Bungto han Mercedes, Tagalog: Bayan ng Mercedes), officially the Municipality of Mercedes, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 6,070 people.[3]

Mercedes
Municipality of Mercedes

Seal
Map of Eastern Samar with Mercedes highlighted
Mercedes
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 11°06′N 125°43′E
Country Philippines
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
DistrictLone District
Founded1948
Barangays16 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
  TypeSangguniang Bayan
  MayorEdwin B. Quiminales
  Vice MayorJose P. Talagag
  CongressmanMaria Fe R. Abunda
  Electorate5,563 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
  Total23.32 km2 (9.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
  Total6,070
  Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Economy
  Income class5th municipal income class
  Poverty incidence35.66% (2015)[4]
  Revenue (₱)35,570,659.55 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6808
PSGC
IDD:area code+63(0)55
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesWaray
Tagalog
Websitewww.mercedes-esamar.gov.ph

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.[5]

Barangays

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

Population census of Mercedes
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 2,681    
1948 5,265+1.51%
1960 6,424+1.67%
1970 4,605−3.27%
1975 3,846−3.55%
1980 4,848+4.74%
1990 4,505−0.73%
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][6][7][8]

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.

Climate

Climate data for Mercedes, Eastern Samar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(84)
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) 90
(3.5)
67
(2.6)
82
(3.2)
70
(2.8)
97
(3.8)
145
(5.7)
152
(6.0)
127
(5.0)
132
(5.2)
152
(6.0)
169
(6.7)
144
(5.7)
1,427
(56.2)
Average rainy days 17.0 13.5 16.0 16.5 20.6 24.3 26.0 25.4 25.2 26.4 23.0 21.1 255
Source: Meteoblue [9]

References

  1. "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. "Province: Eastern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. "An act to recreate the former municipality of Mercedes, province of Samar". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
  6. Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. 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.
  8. "Province of Eastern Samar". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  9. "Mercedes, Eastern Samar : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 31 December 2018.


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