Eastern Samar


Eastern Samar

Infobox Philippine province
name = Eastern Samar
sealfile = Ph_seal_eastern_samar.png region = Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
capital = Borongan
founded = 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 (Lakas-CMD)
locatormapfile = Ph_locator_map_eastern_samar.png

Eastern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is Borongan City [ [http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/regions/view_article.php?article_id=72616 Borongan becomes a city] ]

Location

It is located at the eastern portion of the island of Samar. Bordering the province to the north is Northern Samar and to the west is Samar province. Eastern Samar faces the Philippine Sea to the east, and Leyte Gulf to the south.

History

The province of Eastern Samar was created from Samar by Republic Act No. 4221 on June 19, 1965.

Geography

Demographics

The province has a population of 375,822 as of the 2000 census. This makes it the 20th lowest populated province. The population density is 87 people per km². The common language is Waray-Waray.

Physical

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.

Political

Eastern Samar is subdivided into 1 city and 22 municipalities.

City

*Borongan City

Municipalities


*Arteche
*Balangiga
*Balangkayan
*Can-avid
*Dolores
*General MacArthur
*Giporlos
*Guiuan
*Hernani
*Jipapad
*Lawaan

*Llorente
*Maslog
*Maydolong
*Mercedes
*Oras
*Quinapondan
*Salcedo
*San Julian
*San Policarpo
*Sulat
*Taft

Transportation

AIR

* Currently, there are few commercial flights to the province specially to Borongan City that are available, notably the South East Asian Airlines and Philippine Airlines coming from manila twice weekly. Borongan Airport is located on Brgy. Point Mary, north of the city.

SEA

* The are a number of ports in eastern samar that caters mostly minor sea vessels in the area.

LAND

* Bus transit is the dominant public land transport to the province from Manila passing through the Pan-Philippine Highway (Maharlika Highway) and through western samar. There are also chartered vans or jeepneys from Tacloban City going to the different municipalities of the province. The public mode of transit in the province are motor tricycles, multicabs and pedicabs.

Economy

Livelihood

The province produces Copra and exports timber. Local agriculture includes maize, rice, sugarcane, and various other vegetables.

hopping Malls

Borongan has its biggest shopping mall, the Wilsam Uptown Mall, located in Brgy. Songco. It opened last 2005 and currently manage by the Wilsam Group of Companies. [ [http://hoteldonavicenta.evis.net.ph/ Wilsam Group of Companies] ]

References

External links

* [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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