October 28, 2021
Leyte is an island in the Western Visayas. It is the eighth largest island in the Philippine Islands. The island is about 180 kilometers (110 miles) from north to south and about 65 kilometers (40 miles) in area. To the north, it will soon include the island of Samar, separated by the San Juanico Strait by 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) in some areas. Samar and Leyte are connected by the San Juanico Bridge from Barangay Cabalawan in Tacloban City to Santa Rita, Samar. The island province of Biliran is still north of Leyte and is connected to the island of Leyte by a bridge that crosses the Strait of Biliran. To the south, the island of Panaon is located and like the islands of Biliran and Samar, the island of Panaon is connected to the island of Leyte by a bridge from Liloan, Southern Leyte to the island of Panaon. Leyte is separated from Mindanao by the Strait of Surigao. To the east, Leyte is "stretched" from the Philippine Sea to the Pacific Ocean, to Samar to the northeast and Dinagat to the southeast, with the Gulf of Leyte or Kalawdan of Leyte. To the west are the Islands of Camotes and Cebu and Bohol. Leyte is rich and rich, but there is a lot of farming in the Leyte Valley in the northeast of the island.