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Almagro, Samar

Almagro
Island Municipality
Map of Samar with Almagro highlighted
Map of Samar with Almagro highlighted
Almagro is located in Philippines
Almagro
Almagro
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates:
Country Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Province Samar
Congr. district 1st district of Samar
Barangays 23
Government[1]
 • Mayor Kathleen S. Prudenciado
Area[2]
 • Total 51.36 km2 (19.83 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 11,024
 • Density 210/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6724
Dialing code 55

Almagro is a fifth class island municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 11,024.[3]

Contents

  • Barangays 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Tourist attractions 3
  • Culture 4
  • Transportation 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Barangays

Almagro is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.[2]

  • Bacjao
  • Biasong I
  • Costa Rica
  • Guin-ansan
  • Kerikite
  • Lunang I (Look)
  • Lunang II
  • Malobago
  • Marasbaras
  • Panjobjoban I
  • Poblacion
  • Talahid
  • Tonga-Tonga
  • Imelda (Badjang)
  • Biasong II
  • Costa Rica II
  • Mabuhay
  • Magsaysay
  • Panjobjoban II
  • Roño
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • Veloso

Demographics

Tourist attractions

  • Pang-pang (Veloso and Panjobjoban 1)
  • Exotic Diving Resort (Brgy. Kerikite)
  • Caves in Almagro
  • Rock formation
  • Museum of Endangered Species
  • LightHouse (lighthouse island)
  • Almagro Disneyland and
  • Almagro Ocean Park

Culture

The most famous dance in Almagro is Kuratsa, because of the influence of the Spaniards that controlled the municipality for 330 years. They held their occasions on the newly constructed Covered Court in Brgy. Poblacion. Their Fiestas and Charter Days are the days where many people would come to Almagro to witness different activities held on the island. People in Almagro are often seen wearing sando because of the hot weather and the sea breeze on the island.

Transportation

The only one means of access to Almagro is by motorboat from the port of Calbayog City, taking usually up to 2 hours of travel.

References

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Samar (Western Samar)". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Western Samar". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

External links

  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Philippine Census Information
  • Local Governance Performance Management System
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