Catarman, Northern Samar

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Map of Northern Samar showing the location of Catarman

Catarman is believed to have been derived from the Waray word kataruman or a 'sharp edge', especially when referring to the blades of weapons. It is a 1st class municipality in the province of Northern Samar province|Northern Samar, Philippines. It is the capital municipality of Northern Samar. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 67,671 people in 12,437 households.

Catarman is a developing town on the shoulder of Samar Island. The town is in the process of renewing its image as a poor and underdeveloped town in the 1980s.



Catarman is home to the University of Eastern Philippines, which is the biggest university in Eastern Visayas|Region 8 having 3 campuses (UEP Main, Laoang and Catubig) catering to 30,000 students.


The flashfloods hit Catarman because the cold front hits the town. They then experience brown-outs during those catastrophes.


Catarman is politically subdivided into 55 barangays.

  • Aguinaldo
  • Airport Village
  • Baybay
  • Bocsol
  • Cabayhan
  • Cag-abaca
  • Cal-igang
  • Cawayan
  • Cervantes
  • Cularima
  • Daganas
  • Galutan
  • General Malvar
  • Guba
  • Gebalagnan (Hibalagnan)
  • Gebulwangan
  • Doña Pulqueria (Himbang)
  • Hinatad
  • Imelda (Elimbo)
  • Libert
  • Libjo (Binog)
  • Mabini
  • Macagtas
  • Mckinley
  • New Rizal
  • Old Rizal
  • Paticua
  • Polangi
  • Quezon
  • Salvacion
  • San Julian
  • Somoge
  • Tinowaran
  • Trangue
  • Washington
  • UEP I
  • UEP II
  • Acacia (Pob.)
  • Talisay (Pob.)
  • Molave (Pob.)
  • Yakal (Pob.)
  • Ipil-ipil (Pob.)
  • Jose Abad Santos (Pob.)
  • Kasoy (Pob.)
  • Lapu-lapu (Pob.)
  • Santol (Pob.)
  • Narra (Pob.)
  • Calachuchi (Pob.)
  • Sampaguita (Pob.)
  • Mabolo (Pob.)
  • Jose P. Rizal (Pob.)
  • Bangkerohan
  • Dalakit (Pob.)
  • San Pascual


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