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Region VIII - Samar: Geographical Characteristics

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Samar
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


PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
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:

Sarakiki-hadang festival
pahoy-pahoy festival
banig festival

Waray-waray and Cebuano are the major dialects spoken.

It is composed of twenty-five (24) municipalities and two (2) cities:
Calbayog
Catbalogan. 

this province was similar to its neighbor by languages, industries, traditions and climate.

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Region VIII - Samar: Geographical Characteristics

  1. 1. CATBALOGAN Gateway to Samar region
  2. 2. • Formerly known as Zamal, Ibabao, Achan and Tandaya. • “ samad” -- "wound" or "cut“ • 2nd largest province in Region VIII LOCATION: Samar - occupies the eastern portion of the Philippines - lies southeast of Luzon - 802 km from Manila.
  3. 3. W Northern Samar N E S Eastern Samar Leyte Biliran
  4. 4. W N E S Samar Sea San Juanico Strait SW Leyte Gulf
  5. 5. PLACE :  Catbalogan is the capital city  Gateway to Samar Region PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: 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.
  6. 6. Oldest Tree
  7. 7. HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS: 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: • Sarakiki-hadang festival • PAHOY-PAHOY FESTIVAL • BANIG FESTIVAL
  8. 8. •Source of income:  The province is mainly an agricultural area. • Major crops include: coconut palay corn banana • Samar is also the second major fish-producing province in the region. Smoked fish (tinapa) and mussel (tahong)
  9. 9. HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION:
  10. 10. MOVEMENT: •Transportation • Information /Idea Movement
  11. 11. REGION:  Waray-waray and Cebuano are the major dialects spoken.  It is composed of twenty-five (24) municipalities and two (2) cities: Calbayog Catbalogan.  this province was similar to its neighbor by languages, industries, traditions and climate.

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