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Samar, formerly Western Samar, is a province of the Philippines 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 Samar Sea 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. To the south of the province is the Leyte Gulf. 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. ... Catbalogan is a 1st class municipality 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. ... Eastern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... This article is about the province. ... 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. ... 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. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Samar
Region: Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Capital: Catbalogan
Founded: 1543, separated from Leyte on 1768
became Western Samar province on June 19, 1965 upon creation of the provinces of Eastern Samar and Northern Samar.
Renamed Samar Province on 1969
Population:
2000 census—641,124 (38th largest)
Density—115 per km² (17th lowest)
Area: 5,591.0 km² (13th largest)
Languages: Waray, Cebuano
Governor: Milagrosa T. Tan (2004-2007)
Image:Ph_locator_map_samar.png

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Image File history File links Provincial seal of 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. ... Catbalogan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... // 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). ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Eastern 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. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... 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, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay also known as barrio (Filipino: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy) is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village,barrio, district, ward or town. ... 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 Austronesian language spoken in the 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... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Samar province. ...


People and Culture

The native language of the majority in Samar province is Waray-Waray (also known as Waray, L(in)eyte-Samarnon, or Samar-Leyte Visayan). However, in the island municipalities of Almagro and Santo Niño, Cebuano is the native tongue. 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. ... 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 Sugbuanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the 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...


Economy

Geography

Political

Samar is subdivided into 25 municipalities and 1 city. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ...


City

Calbayog City is a 1st 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. ... Catbalogan is a 1st 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 Felipinas. Ruy López de Villalobos (c. ... // Events February 21 - Battle of Wayna Daga - A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeat the armies of Adal led by Ahmed Gragn. ...


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