Dolores is a philippine municipality in the province Eastern Samar in Region VIII Eastern Visayas which belongs to the Visayas group of islands. The municipality Dolores is seated about 49 km north of province capital City Of Borongan and about 561 km east-south-east of Philippine main capital Manila.
Regarding urbanization Dolores is classified as partly urban. Dolores occupies an area of 308.58 km². By the end of 2007 Dolores was the home of 34,522 residents. Thus by average 111.87 people are living on one km².
Administratively the Municipality of Dolores is subdivided into 46 barangays. 15 compose the center of the city wheras the other 31 are in the outlying areas. Some of them are even several kilometers away from the center of the Municipality. The most populous are Barangay 6 (Pob.), Barangay 8 (Pob.), Barangay 7 (Pob.), Barangay 5 (Pob.), Barangay 3 (Pob.), Del Pilar, Barangay 4 (Pob.), Barangay 9 (Pob.), Santa Cruz, San Isidro (Malabag), San Roque, Cagtabon, Magsaysay, Magongbong, San Vicente.
Among the bigger cities and municipalities in the neighborhood of Dolores there are Basey (Samar (Western Samar)) 95 km south-south-west, City Of Catbalogan (Samar (Western Samar)) 71 km west-south-west, Catarman (Northern Samar) 100 km west-north-west, Laoang (Northern Samar) 78 km north-west, Calbayog City (Samar (Western Samar)) 95 km west, City Of Borongan 49 km south, Oras 11 km north-west, Santa Rita (Samar (Western Samar)) 87 km south-west, Daram (Samar (Western Samar)) 49 km west-south-west as well as 95 km north-west of Dolores the municipality Mondragon (Northern Samar).