Eastern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern
Its capital is the
municipality of Borongan.
located at the eastern portion of the island of Samar. Bordering the province to the north is
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 was created from Samar by Republic
4221 on June 19
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
The province occupies a total land area of
. 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.
Eastern Samar is subdivided into 23 municipalities
- Currently, only SeAir Airlines has commercial flights to the
- There are a number of ports in Eastern Samar that caters mostly
to minor sea vessels in the area.
transit is the dominant public land transport to the province from
through the Pan-Philippine Highway (Maharlika Highway) and through
(Western) Samar. There are also vans or jeepneys from Tacloban City going to the different municipalities of the
province. The public mode of transit in the province are
jeepneys, multicabs, motor tricycles and pedicabs.
The main product of the province is Copra
Local agriculture includes maize
, and various