With full coverage of this, the
third largest island of the Philippines archipelago, the
EZ Map Samar® also
features detailed city maps of Catbalogan and Calbayog.
About Samar Philippines
Samar, formerly Western Samar, is a
province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its
capital is Catbalogan City and covers the western portion of Samar
island as well as several islands in the Samar Sea located to the west
of the mainland. Catbalogan City and Calbayog City, two of the three
cities of Samar Island, are located in the province of Samar. Bordering
the province to the north is Northern Samar and to the east is Eastern
Samar. Samar is connected to Leyte via the San Juanico Bridge, which
spans the San Juanico Strait, the narrowest strait in the country. To
the south of the province is the Leyte Gulf.
The native language of the majority in Samar province is
Samarnon-Waray-Waray (also known as Waraynon, Samarnon, or Samar-Leyte
Visayan). However, in the island municipalities of Almagro and Santo
Niño, Cebuano is the native tongue.
Primarily, fishing and agriculture are the major economic activities of
Samar is subdivided into 24 municipalities and 2 cities.