- Eastern Samar
Infobox Philippine province
name = Eastern Samar
sealfile = Ph_seal_eastern_samar.png
Eastern Visayas(Region VIII)
capital = Borongan
June 19, 1965
pop2000 = 375,822
pop2000rank = 20th smallest
popden2000 = 87
popden2000rank = 13th lowest
areakm2 = 4,339.6
arearank = 28th largest
hucities = 0
componentcities = 1
municipalities = 22
barangays = 597
districts = 1
languages = Waray-Waray
governor = Ben Evardone (
locatormapfile = Ph_locator_map_eastern_samar.png
Eastern Samar is a province of the
Philippineslocated in the Eastern Visayasregion. Its capital is Borongan City[ [http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/regions/view_article.php?article_id=72616 Borongan becomes a city] ]
It is located at the eastern portion of the island of Samar. Bordering the province to the north is
Northern Samarand to the west is Samar province. Eastern Samar faces the Philippine Seato the east, and Leyte Gulfto the south.
The province of Eastern Samar was created from
Samarby Republic Act No. 4221 on June 19, 1965.
The province has a population of 375,822 as of the
2000census. This makes it the 20th lowest populated province. The population density is 87 people per km². The common language is Waray-Waray.
The province occupies a total land area of 4,470.75 sq. km. It is bounded on the north by
Northern Samar, on the east by the Philippine Sea, on the west by Western Samar, and on the south by the Leyte Gulf.
Eastern Samar is subdivided into 1 city and 22 municipalities.
* Currently, there are few commercial flights to the province specially to Borongan City that are available, notably the
South East Asian Airlinesand Philippine Airlines coming from manila twice weekly. Borongan Airport is located on Brgy. Point Mary, north of the city.
* The are a number of ports in eastern samar that caters mostly minor sea vessels in the area.
* Bus transit is the dominant public land transport to the province from
Manilapassing through the Pan-Philippine Highway (Maharlika Highway) and through western samar. There are also chartered vans or jeepneysfrom Tacloban Citygoing to the different municipalities of the province. The public mode of transit in the province are motor tricycles, multicabs and pedicabs.
The province produces
Copraand exports timber. Local agriculture includes maize, rice, sugarcane, and various other vegetables.
Borongan has its biggest shopping mall, the
Wilsam Uptown Mall, located in Brgy. Songco. It opened last 2005and currently manage by the Wilsam Group of Companies. [ [http://hoteldonavicenta.evis.net.ph/ Wilsam Group of Companies] ]
* [http://www.easternsamar.gov.ph/ Official Website of Eastern Samar]
* [http://www.pia.gov.ph/lgu.asp?ar=visayas&re=Eastern%20Visayas&pr=Eastern%20Samar Philippine Information Agency page about Eastern Samar]
* [http://www.easternsamar.de/html%20englisch/info%20e.%20samar.htm Eastern Samar]
* [http://easternsamartime.blogspot.com Travel Blog with many photos from Eastern Samar]
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