Eastern Samar

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Eastern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is Borongan and 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.

Province of Eastern Samar
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Region Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Governor Ben Evardone
Barangays 597
Physical characteristics
Area 4,339.6 km²
(28th largest)
Total (2000) 375,822
(20th smallest)
Density 87/km²
(13th lowest)



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.


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



Eastern Samar is subdivided into 1 city and 22 municipalities.




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.


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

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Coordinates: 11°40′N, 125°30′E

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