The Samar Sea is a small sea within the Philippine archipelago, between the Eastern Visayas and Luzon. 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 LuzÃ³n, Visayas, and Mindanao. ...
It is bordered by the islands of Samar to the east, Leyte to the south, Masbate to the west, and Luzon to the north. The sea is connected to the Philippine Sea to the north via San Bernardino Strait, to Leyte Gulf to the southeast via San Juanico Strait, to the Visayan Sea to the southwest, and to the Sibuyan Sea to the northwest via Masbate Pass and Ticao Pass. It contains Biliran Island. Samar may refer to: Samar Province, Philippines. ... Leyte (pronounced LAY-teh or LAY-tee) is an island in the Visayas group of the Philippines. ... Masbate Island is one of the three major islands of Masbate Province in the Philippines. ... 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. ... 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. ... San Juanico Strait is a narrow strait in the Philippines. ... The Visayan Sea is a small sea within the Philippine archipelago, surrounded on three sides by the islands of the Visayas. ... The Sibuyan Sea is a small sea in the Philippines that separates the Visayas from the northern Philippine island of Luzon. ... Biliran is one of the smallest provinces in the Philippines and it is located in the Eastern Visayas region. ...
Its capital is Catbalogan and covers the western portion of Samar island as well as several islands in the SamarSea located to the west of the mainland.Calbayog City, the lone city of Samar Island is 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.
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