Eastern Visayas

region of the Philippines

Eastern Visayas is an administrative region in the Philippines. It is also known as Region VIII. The regional center is Tacloban.

Eastern Visayas

Sinirangan Kabisay-an
Sidlakang Kabisay-an
Silangang Kabisayaan

Region VIII
Location in the Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Country Philippines
Island groupVisayas
Regional centerTacloban
 • Total23,251.10 km2 (8,977.30 sq mi)
 • Total4,440,150
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ISO 3166 codePH-08

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.


  1. Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)