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Eastern Visayas

Sinirangan Kabisay-an
Sidlakang Kabisay-an
Silangang Kabisayaan

Region VIII
Clockwise from top: San Juanico BridgePintados FestivalBiliran shirtSts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Calbayog CityBlanca Aurora falls in San JorgeMesa de PalapagThe Obelisk,MacArthur park in Palo, Leyte
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,
  • MacArthur park in Palo, Leyte
Country  Philippines
Island group Visayas
Regional center Tacloban
Area
 • Total 23,251.10 km2 (8,977.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total 4,440,150
 • Density 190.96516/km2 (494.5975/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ISO 3166 code PH-08
Provinces
Cities
Municipalities 136
Barangays 4,390

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.

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