Calbayog City has a total land area of 90,300 hectares which is .301% of the archipelago’s total land area, 4.21% of the regional land area, 6,724% of Samar Island and 16.10% of the land area of Samar Province; Calbayog City is located in Region VIII.

Table 1

Percentage of City’s Land Area

Against Other Land Areas


Category Area in Has. % of Calbayog Area
     Philippines 30,000,000    .301 %
     Region VIII 2,143,169 4.21   %
     Samar Island 1,342,863 6.724 %
     Samar Province                    560,938                              6.10 %
     Calbayog                      90,300



The City of Calbayog is situated in the western part of the island of Samar. It lies just along the coastal region of the province stretching about 60 miles from the northern tip of the island and 180 miles from the southern boundaries of Calbayog City comprising 157 barangays. Compared with other municipalities of Samar, Calbayog City has the largest area that even surpasses that of Catbalogan City, the capital of the province.

Northwest of the city are the Municipalities of San Isidro and Bobon, Northern Samar, north is Lope de Vega, Northern Samar, to the southeast is the Municipality of Sta. Margarita, Samar, to the northeast are the Municipalities of Silvino Lobos and Mondragon, both of Northern Samar, to the east is the Municipality of Gandara, Samar and the Samar sea to its southeast.