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Western Samar


Samar, formerly named as Western Samar, is a province in the Philippines located on Samar Island in Eastern Visayas. Its capital is Catbalogan City. Fishing and agriculture are the major economic activities in the province. On 8 November 2013, the province was significantly damaged by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), particularly at the towns of Basey and Marabut.

How large is the area harvested on palay in Western Samar?

Dry palay: Estimated area harvested (hectares) in Western Samar, all ecosystem - by year

Notes: Dry palay (14% moisture content)

Milled rice (64.5% milling recovery)