Formerly known as Zamal, Ibabao,
Achan and Tandaya.
“ samad” -- "wound" or "cut“
2nd largest province in Region VIII
- occupies the eastern portion of the Philippines
- lies southeast of Luzon
- 802 km from Manila.
Catbalogan is the capital city
Gateway to Samar Region
Climate: Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.
physical features: it includes almost every kind of topography: mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, plains, coasts and islands.
Waray – people inhabiting the province
it is a province where some of the bravest people in the country are known to come from.
they are known as contented people, such that, during the Spanish era, they were often called lazy
They also celebrate fiestas like:
Waray-waray and Cebuano are the major dialects spoken.
It is composed of twenty-five (24) municipalities and two (2) cities:
this province was similar to its neighbor by languages, industries, traditions and climate.