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Encyclopedia > Samar
Province of Samar
Provincial seal of Samar
Provincial seal of Samar
Map of the Philippines with Samar highlighted
Map of the Philippines with Samar highlighted
Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Capital Catbalogan City
Divisions  
 - Highly urbanized cities 0
 - Component cities 2
 - Municipalities 24
 - Barangays 951
 - Congressional districts 2
Population 38th largest
 - Total (2007) 641,124
 - Density 115/km² (17th lowest)
Area 13th largest
 - Total 5,591.0 km²
Founded 1543, separated from Leyte on 1768
became Western Samar on June 19, 1965
Renamed Samar on 1969
Spoken languages Waray-Waray
Governor Milagrosa T. Tan (Kampi)
For other uses, please see Samar (disambiguation).

Samar, formerly Western Samar, is a province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is Catbalogan City and covers the western portion of Samar island as well as several islands in the Samar Sea located to the west of the mainland. Catbalogan City and Calbayog City, two of the three cities of Samar Island, are located in the province of Samar. Bordering the province to the north is Northern Samar and to the east is Eastern Samar. Samar is connected to Leyte via the San Juanico Bridge, which spans the San Juanico Strait, the narrowest strait in the country. To the south of the province is the Leyte Gulf. Image File history File links Provincial seal of Samar, Philippines. ... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Samar province. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections Chairman: Resurreccion Z. Borra 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Map of the Philippines showing the... Eastern Visayas is one of the two regions of the Philippines having no land border with another region, MIMAROPA being the other, and is designated as Region VIII. It consists of six provinces, namely, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar (Western Samar) and Southern Leyte. ... Catbalogan City is a 1st class city in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... 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... 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 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local... 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. ... // Events February 21 - Battle of Wayna Daga - A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeat the armies of Adal led by Ahmed Gragn. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Wáray-Wáray or Waráy (commonly spelled as 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. ... 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 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Political clans Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      The Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI, formerly the Kabalikat ng Mamamayang... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections Chairman: Resurreccion Z. Borra 2013 | 2010 | 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The province (Filipino: lalawigan... Eastern Visayas is one of the two regions of the Philippines having no land border with another region, MIMAROPA being the other, and is designated as Region VIII. It consists of six provinces, namely, Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar (Western Samar) and Southern Leyte. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections Chairman: Resurreccion Z. Borra 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Map of the Philippines showing the... Catbalogan City is a 1st class city in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Samar is an island in the Visayas, which is in the central Philippines. ... The Samar Sea is a small sea within the Philippine archipelago, between the Eastern Visayas and Luzon. ... Northern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... 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. ... Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... The San Juanico Bridge is the longest bridge in the Philippines, with a length of 2 km. ... San Juanico Strait is a narrow strait in the Philippines. ... Over-Simplified diagram A strait is a narrow channel of water that connects two larger bodies of water, and thus lies between two land masses. ... 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, at . ...

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People and culture

The native language of the majority in Samar province is Samarnon-Waray-Waray (also known as Waraynon, Samarnon, or Samar-Leyte Visayan). However, in the island municipalities of Almagro and Santo Niño, Cebuano is the native tongue. Wáray-Wáray or Waráy (commonly spelled as 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. ... Almagro is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Santo Niño is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Cebuano, also known as Sinugboanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 20,000,000 people (according to Ethnologue). ...


Arts

The center of kut-kut art. A technique combining ancient Oriental and European art process. Considered lost art and highly collectible art form. Very few known art pieces existed today. The technique was practiced between 1600 and 1800 A.D. The term the Orient - literally meaning sunrise, east - is traditionally used to refer to Near, Middle, and Far Eastern countries. ... // Medieval art Main article: Medieval art Saint Matthew from the Lindisfarne Gospels. ...


Kut-kut is an exotic Philippine art form based on early century techniques -- sgraffito, encaustic and layering. The merging of these ancient styles produces a unique artwork characterized by delicate swirling interwoven lines, multi-layered texture and an illusion of three-dimensional space. Renaissance façade with Sgraffito in Mödling, Lower Austria Scraffito on a workshop in Linz Windows decorated with Sgraffito in Zrenjanin, Serbia Sgraffito (scratched, plural Scraffiti and often also written Scraffito) is a technique either of wall decor, produced by applying layers of plaster tinted in contrasting colors to... Encaustic painting, also called hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. ...


Economy

Geography

Political

Samar is subdivided into 24 municipalities and 2 cities. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ...


City

Catbalogan City is a 5th class city in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Calbayog City is a first class city in the province of Samar, Philippines. ...

Municipalities

Almagro is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Basey is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Calbiga is a 4th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Daram is a 4th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Gandara is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Hinabangan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Jiabong is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Marabut is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Matuguinao is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Motiong is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Pagsanghan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Paranas is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Pinabacdao is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... San Jorge is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... San Jose De Buan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... San Sebastian is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Santa Margarita is a 4th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Santa Rita is a 4th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Santo Niño is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Tagapul-an is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Talalora is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Tarangnan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Villareal is a 4th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Zumarraga is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ...

Physical

History

The explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, first came to the island in 1543 and named it Las Islas Filipinas. Ruy López de Villalobos (b. ... // Events February 21 - Battle of Wayna Daga - A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeat the armies of Adal led by Ahmed Gragn. ...


HISTORICAL TIMELINE

  • 1596 Many names (Samal, Ibabao, Tandaya) were given to Samar Island prior to the coming of the Spaniards in 1596. The name Samar was derived from the local dialect “samad,” meaning wound or cut, which aptly describes the rough physical features of the island that is rugged and deeply dissected by streams. During the early days of Spanish occupation, Samar was under the jurisdiction of Cebu.
  • 1735 In 1735, Samar and Leyte were united into one province with Carigara, Leyte as the capital town.
  • 1768 Again Samar became a separate province in 1768.

See also

  • Bishopric of Calbayog

Coordinates: 11°50′N, 125°00′E 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 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a 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 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local... Almagro is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Basey is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Calbiga is a 4th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Daram is a 4th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Gandara is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Hinabangan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Jiabong is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Marabut is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Matuguinao is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Motiong is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Pagsanghan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Paranas is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Pinabacdao is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... San Jorge is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... San Jose De Buan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... San Sebastian is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Santa Margarita is a 4th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Santa Rita is a 4th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Santo Niño is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Tagapul-an is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Talalora is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Tarangnan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Villareal is a 4th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Zumarraga is a 5th class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... 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... Calbayog City is a first class city in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Catbalogan City is a 1st class city in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... This is a list of current and former national capital cities in the Philippines, which includes during the time of the Spanish colonization, the First Philippine Republic, the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the Second Republic of the Philippines (Japanese-Sponsored Republic), the Third Republic of the Philippines, the Fourth Republic... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... For the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections Chairman: Resurreccion Z. Borra 2013 | 2010 | 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The province (Filipino: lalawigan... 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Davao, formerly Davao del Norte, is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... Davao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... Davao Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Dinagat Island. ... 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. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Guimaras Region: Western Visayas (Region VI) Capital: Jordan Founded: May 22, 1992 Population: 2000 census—141,450 (7th smallest) Density—234 per km² (33rd highest) Area: 604. ... Ifugao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... 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The Philippines is divided into three island groups. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections Chairman: Resurreccion Z. Borra 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Map of the Philippines showing the... 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 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local... 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. ... The Legislative districts of the Philippines are the representations of the Philippines provinces and cities in the Philippine Congress. ... A territorial dispute is a disagreement over the possession/control of land between two or more states, or over the possession/control of land by one state after it has conquered it from a former state no longer currently recognized by the occupying power. ... For other uses, see Sabah (disambiguation). ... The Scarborough Shoal, more correctly described as a group of islands, atolls, and reefs then a shoal, is located in the Luzon Sea (South China Sea). ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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As a result of his leadership off Samar his six escort carriers, three destroyers, and four destroyer escorts saved the day at Leyte Gulf.
Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita, IJN was the commander of the IJN Centre Force at Samar.
The Composite Squadron section details the aircraft which fought in the Battle Off Samar.
Samar Natural Resources (1075 words)
The province of Samar is the largest of the three provinces in the Island of Samar with a total land area of 5,591 square kilometers.
Samar has four (4) main groups of soils covering 553,088 hectares or 99 percent of the total land area of the province, namely: a) soils at the eastern portion of the province; b) soils at the central section; c) soils at the northwestern portion; and, d) soils in the southwestern portion.
Samar has a total forest area of 167,300 hectares; 10,524 of watershed reserved and an area of 116,402 hectares of established timberland.
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