Location:
Eastern coasts of the Philippine archipelago
Boundaries:
North - tip of Bicol Peninsula
South - nicket belt of Surigao
East - Pacific Ocean
West - Maqueda Bay, Visayan and Camotes Seas
Capital:
Tacloban City
Area:
21,562.8 sq. kms.
Topography:
Leyte has vast plains. Samar is marked by broad upland areas and low rugged hills. Biliran has fertile plains and lush green hills. These islands have long undulating coastlines.
Climate:
No distinc dry or wet season. Driest months - April to May; Rainiest months - November to January.
Populations:
3.6 M (2000 census)
Dialects/Languages:
Lineyte-Samarnon (Waray-Waray), Cebuano, Inabaknon (Capul Is.), Filipino and English.
Religion:
Predominantly Catholic