Eastern Visayas

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Eastern Visayas

Sinirangan Kabisay-an
Sidlakang Kabisay-an
Silangang Kabisayaan

Region VIII
Location in the Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Country Philippines
Island groupVisayas
Regional centerTacloban
 • Total23,251.10 km2 (8,977.30 sq mi)
 • Total4,440,150
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ISO 3166 codePH-08

Eastern Visayas is an administrative region in the Philippines. It is also known as Region VIII. The regional center is Tacloban.

There are three main islands: Samar, Leyte and Biliran. The region has six provinces, one independent city and one highly urbanized city. The provinces are Biliran, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Southern Leyte. The cities are Ormoc and Tacloban.

The region is known for its famous landmark, the San Juanico Bridge.

References[change | change source]

  1. Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Unknown parameter |chapterurl= ignored (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)