Eastern Visayas

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Eastern Visayas

Sinirangan Kabisay-an
Sidlakang Kabisay-an
Silangang Kabisayaan

Region VIII
Clockwise from top: San Juanico Bridge Pintados Festival Biliran shirt Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Calbayog City Blanca Aurora falls in San Jorge Mesa de Palapag The Obelisk,[1] MacArthur park in Palo, Leyte
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Location in the Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Country Philippines
Island groupVisayas
Regional centerTacloban
Area
 • Total23,251.10 km2 (8,977.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[2]
 • Total4,440,150
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ISO 3166 codePH-08
Provinces
Cities
Municipalities136
Barangays4,390

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. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.