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Encyclopedia > Northern Samar

Northern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is Catarman and is located at the northern portion of the island of Samar. Bordering the province to the south are the provinces of Samar and Eastern Samar. To the northwest, across the San Bernardino Strait is Sorsogon; to the east is the Philippine Sea and to the west is Samar Sea. Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces. ... 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 island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... Catarman is the capital of Northern Samar. ... Samar is an island in the Visayas, which is in the central Philippines. ... Samar, formerly Western Samar, is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Eastern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... The San Bernardino Strait is a strait in the Philippines. ... Sorsogon is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. ... 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. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Northern Samar
Region: Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Capital: Catarman
Founded: June 19, 1965
Population:
2000 census—500,639 (30th smallest)
Density—143 per km² (25th lowest)
Area: 3,498.0 km² (37th largest)
Languages: Waray, Cebuano, Inabaknon
Governor: Raul A. Daza (2004-2007)
Image:Ph_locator_map_northern_samar.png

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Provincial seal of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... 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. ... Catarman is the capital of Northern Samar. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... House of Representatives of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Wáray-Wáray is a language spoken in the provinces of Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte (eastern portion), and Biliran in the Philippines. ... Cebuano, also known as Sugbuanon, is an Philippines by about 18,000,000 people and is a subgroup or member of Bisaya, Visayan and Binisayâ. The name came from the Philippine island of Cebu, with the Spanish suffix -ano meaning native, of a place, added at the end. ... Map of the Philippines showing the location of Northern Samar. ...


People and Culture

Most people speak Waray-Waray, though Cebuano is also widely understood, being spoken in the municipality of San Isidro and the island municipalities of San Antonio and San Vicente. A third language Inabaknon is spoken in the island of Capul. 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. ... Cebuano language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Economy

Geography

Political

Northern Samar is subdivided into 24 municipalities. A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ...


Municipalities

Allen is a 5th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Biri is a 5th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Bobon is a 5th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Capul is a 5th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Catarman is the capital of Northern Samar. ... Catubig is a 4th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Gamay is a municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Laoang is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Lapinig is a 5th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Las Navas is a 4th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Lavezares is a 5th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Lope De Vega is a 5th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Mapanas is a 5th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Mondragon is a 4th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Palapag is a 4th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Pambujan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Rosario is a 5th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... San Antonio is a 5th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... San Isidro is a 4th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... San Jose is a 5th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... San Roque is a 5th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... San Vicente is a 6th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Silvino Lobos is a 5th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ... Victoria is a 5th class municipality in the province of Northern Samar, Philippines. ...

Physical

History

Northern Samar is where the Sumuroy Rebellion of 1649-1650 led by the Waray hero Juan Ponce Sumuroy first began. Juan Ponce Sumuroy (also spelled as Sumoroy or Sumudoy) was a Waray hero and leader of a rebellion in Eastern Visayas against the Spaniards from 1649-1650. ...


During the Philippine-American War, the Siege of Catubig was fought in the town of Catubig. The Philippine-American War was a war between the armed forces of the United States and the Philippines from 1899 through 1913. ... The Siege of Catubig was a long, and bloody engagement fought during the Philippine-American War, where Filipino guerillas launched a surprise attack against a detachment of U.S. infantry, and then forced them to abandon the town after a 4 day siege. ... Catubig is a town in the north of Samar Province, Philippines and was the site of the Seige of Catubig during the Philippine-American War. ...


External Links

  • Official Website of the Provincial Government of Northern Samar

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Northern Samar (103 words)
Northern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region.
Bordering the province to the south are the provinces of Samar and Eastern Samar.
To the northwest, across the San Bernardino Strait is Sorsogon; to the east is the Philippine Sea and to the west is Samar Sea.
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