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Island Group Visayas
Region Eastern Visayas
Province Eastern Samar
Area 175.49 km²
Barangays 60
PSGC 082609000
ZIP 6809
- Total 43,469
- Density/km² 247.70
Income class 2
Urbanisation partly urban
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Guiuan is a philippine municipality in the province Eastern Samar in Region VIII Eastern Visayas which be­longs to the Visayas group of islands. The municipality Guiuan is seated about 70 km south-south-east of province capital City Of Borongan and about 646 km south-east of Philippine main capital Manila.

Guiuan is a 2nd class municipality. Regarding urbanization Guiuan is classified as partly urban. Guiuan occupies an area of 175.49 km². By the end of 2007 Guiuan was the home of 43,469 residents. Thus by average 247.70 people are living on one km².

Administratively the Municipality of Guiuan is subdivided into 60 barangays. 15 compose the center of the city wheras the other 45 are in the outlying areas. Some of them are even several kilometers away from the center of the Municipality. The most populous are Bucao, San Antonio, Dalaragan, Poblacion Ward 2, Poblacion Ward 3, Santo Niņo, Canawayon, Poblacion Ward 4-A, Tagporo, Alingarog, Hagna, Banaag, Habag, Camparang, Poblacion Ward 5.

Among the bigger cities and muni­ci­pa­li­ties in the neigh­bor­hood of Guiuan there are Basey (Samar (Western Samar)) 76 km west-north-west, Palo (Leyte) 80 km west, Burauen (Leyte) 89 km west, Tacloban City (Leyte) 81 km west-north-west, City Of Borongan 70 km north-west, Abuyog (Leyte) 82 km west-south-west, Dagami (Leyte) 88 km west, Alangalang (Leyte) 96 km west-north-west, Santa Rita (Samar (Western Samar)) 96 km west-north-west as well as 75 km west of Guiuan the municipality Dulag (Leyte).

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