Oras, Eastern Samar

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Oras
Municipality of Oras
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Oras
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°08′N125°26′E / 12.13°N 125.43°E / 12.13; 125.43 Coordinates: 12°08′N125°26′E / 12.13°N 125.43°E / 12.13; 125.43
Country Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines
Region Eastern Visayas
Province Eastern Samar
District Lone district
Barangays 42 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
  Type Sangguniang Bayan
   Mayor Viviane P. Alvarez
   Vice Mayor Carlo A. Libanan
   Representative Maria Fe R. Abunda
  Councilors
List
   Electorate 25,538 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
  Total188.7 km2 (72.9 sq mi)
Elevation
19 m (62 ft)
Highest elevation
138 m (453 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
  Total36,540
  Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
   Households
8,455
Economy
   Income class 4th municipal income class
   Poverty incidence 45.57% (2015) [4]
   Revenue ₱98,364,024.93 (2016)
Service provider
  ElectricityEastern Samar Electric Cooperative (ESAMELCO)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6802
PSGC
IDD : area code +63(0)55
Climate type tropical rainforest climate
Native languages Waray
Tagalog

Oras (IPA: [oˈras] [5] ), officially the Municipality of Oras (Waray : Bungto han Oras; Tagalog : Bayan ng 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]

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History

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. [6] 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. [7]

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. [8] In the same year, Santa Monica was transferred to the town of San Policarpo. [9]

Barangays

Oras is politically subdivided into 42 barangays. [2]

Demographics

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] [10] [11] [12]

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

Climate data for Oras, Eastern Samar
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
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 days17.113.414.815.221.125.226.825.425.526.523.020.3254.3
Source: Meteoblue [13]

Economy

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References

  1. Municipality of Oras | (DILG)
  2. 1 2 "Province: Eastern Samar". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority . Retrieved 12 November 2016.
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  5. 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.
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