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Samar is an island in the Visayas, which is in the central Philippines. The island is divided into three provinces: Western Samar, Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar. These three provinces, along with the provinces on nearby island of Leyte are part of the Eastern Visayas region. Map of the Philippines showing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Visayas is one of the three island groupings in the Philippines along with Luzon and Mindanao. ... Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces. ... Samar, formerly Western Samar, is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Northern 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. ... This article is about the island. ... 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. ...


Samar is the easternmost island in the Visayas. The island is separated from Leyte by the San Juanico Strait, which at its narrowest point is only about two kilometers across. This strait is crossed by the San Juanico Bridge. Samar lies southeast of the Bicol Peninsula on Luzon, the country's largest island; the San Bernardino Strait separates the two. To the south of Samar is the Leyte Gulf, the site of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, one of the most decisive naval battles during the Second World War. The gulf opens out into the Philippine Sea, found to the east of Samar and is part of the Pacific Ocean. San Juanico Strait is a narrow strait in the Philippines. ... The San Juanico Bridge is the longest bridge in the Philippines, with a length of 2 km. ... Bicol Region is one of the regions of the Philippines occupying the Bicol Peninsula at the southeastern end of Luzon island. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzón, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... The San Bernardino Strait is a strait in the Philippines. ... 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. ... The Battle of Leyte Gulf was a naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II, fought in the seas around the island of Leyte in the Philippines from 23 October to 26 October 1944. ... Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that... 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 is also a female singer from the United Arab Emirates.


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Samar Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (200 words)
Samar is an island in the Visayas, which is in the central Philippines.
Samar lies southeast of the Bicol Peninsula on Luzon, the country's largest island; the San Bernardino Strait separates the two.
To the south of Samar is the Leyte Gulf, the site of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, one of the most decisive naval battles during the Second World War.
Luzon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1999 words)
Luzon as an island group includes the island of Luzon itself, plus the Batanes and Babuyan groups of islands to the north, and the main and outlying islands of Catanduanes, Marinduque, Masbate, Romblon, and Mindoro in the south.
To the west of Luzon island is the South China Sea (Luzon Sea in Philippine territorial waters), to the east is the Philippine Sea, and to the north is Luzon Strait containing Babuyan Channel and Balintang Channel.
To the south of the bay is the island of Marinduque.
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