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Encyclopedia > Eastern Samar
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Eastern Samar
Region: Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Capital: Borongan
Founded: June 19, 1965
Population:
2000 census—375,822 (20th smallest)
Density—87 per km² (13th lowest)
Area: 4,339.6 km² (28th largest)
Languages: Waray-Waray
Governor: Ben Evardone (2007-2010)
Image:Ph_locator_map_eastern_samar.png

Eastern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is Borongan and is located at the eastern portion of the island of Samar. Bordering the province to the north is Northern Samar and to the west is Samar province. Eastern Samar faces the Philippine Sea to the east, and Leyte Gulf to the south. Image File history File links Ph_seal_eastern_samar. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... Eastern Visayas Eastern Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VIII. It consists of six provinces, namely, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar (Western Samar) and Southern Leyte. ... Borongan is a 1st class city in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... Type Lower house Houses House of Representatives House Speaker Jose De Venecia, Jr. ... Wáray-Wáray (commonly spelled as Waray-Waray; also referred to as Winaray or L(in) eyte-Samarnon) is a language spoken in the provinces of Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte (eastern portion), and Biliran in the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Eastern Samar. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... Eastern Visayas Eastern Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VIII. It consists of six provinces, namely, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar (Western Samar) and Southern Leyte. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... Borongan is a 1st class city in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Samar is an island in the Visayas, which is in the central Philippines. ... Northern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Samar, formerly Western Samar, is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... The Philippine Sea is a part of the western Pacific Ocean bordered by the Philippines and Taiwan to the west, Japan to the north, the Marianas to the east and Palau to the south. ... Leyte Gulf is the body of water immediately east of the island of Leyte in the Philippines, adjoining the Philippine Sea of the Pacific Ocean. ...

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Demographics

The province has a population of 375,822 as of the 2000 census. This makes it the 20th lowest populated province. The population density is 87 people per km². The common language is Waray-Waray. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wáray-Wáray is a language spoken in the provinces of Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte (eastern portion), and Biliran in the Philippines. ...


Economy

The province produces Copra and exports timber. Local agriculture includes maize, rice, sugarcane, and various other vegetables. Copra drying in the sun Copra is the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut. ... “Corn” redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of 6 to 37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical regions...


Geography

Political

Eastern Samar is subdivided into 1 city and 22 municipalities. Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ...


City

Borongan is a 1st class city in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ...

Municipalities

Arteche is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Balangiga is a municipality in the province of Eastern Samar in the Philippines. ... Balangkayan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Can-avid is a 4th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Dolores is a 4th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... General Macarthur is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Giporlos is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Guiuan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Hernani is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Jipapad is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Lawaan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Llorente is a 4th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Maslog is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Maydolong is a 4th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Mercedes is a 6th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Oras is a 4th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Quinapondan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Salcedo is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... San Julian is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... San Policarpo is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Sulat is a 5th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... Taft is a 4th class municipality in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ...

Physical

The province occupies a total land area of 4,470.75 sq. km. It is bounded on the north by Northern Samar, on the east by the Philippine Sea, on the west by Western Samar, and on the south by the Leyte Gulf. Northern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... The Philippine Sea is a part of the western Pacific Ocean bordered by the Philippines and Taiwan to the west, Japan to the north, the Marianas to the east and Palau to the south. ... Samar, formerly Western Samar, is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Leyte Gulf is the body of water immediately east of the island of Leyte in the Philippines, adjoining the Philippine Sea of the Pacific Ocean. ...


History

The province of Eastern Samar was created from Samar by Republic Act No. 4221 on June 19, 1965. Samar, formerly Western Samar, is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


External links

  • Official Website of Eastern Samar
  • Philippine Information Agency page about Eastern Samar
  • Feature article on Surf Camp, a resort in Guiuan, Eastern Samar
  • Guiuan
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samarsurf Accept Local Surftour Surf lesson Surfguide
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Encyclopedia4U - Eastern Samar - Encyclopedia Article (133 words)
Eastern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region.
Bordering the province to the north is Northern Samar and to the west is Samar province.
Eastern Samar faces the Philippine Sea to the east, and Leyte Gulf to the south.
Samar (island) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (192 words)
Samar is an island in the Visayas, which is in the central Philippines.
Samar is the easternmost island in the Visayas.
Samar lies southeast of the Bicol Peninsula on Luzon, the country's largest island; the San Bernardino Strait separates the two.
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