Catbalogan City History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Catbalogan is a 4th class component city and capital of Samar Province in Eastern Visayas, Philippines.

Catbalogan City Hall
Catbalogan City Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Catbalogan City (Geography)
Location –> Central Part of Samar Province (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Tarangnan and San Jorge (north) and Jiabong (east)
Area –> 274.22 km2 (105.88 sq mi)
Population –> 103,879 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 57
Revenue (2016) –> 531,062,301.10
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Coconut, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Waray, Tagalog, English

Government Officials
Congressman –> Sharee Ann Tan Delos Santos
Mayor –> Dexter Uy
Vice Mayor –> Coefredo T. Uy

History of Catbalogan City

Catbalogan was founded as a pueblo in October 1596. On March 15, 2007, it was elevated into a city.

Economy, Business and Investment in Catbalogan

Catbalogan is one of the commercial and financial centers of Samar Island. Agriculture, however, is the main economic activity where rice, coconut, and fish are the main products.

Tourist Spots in Catbalogan

Buri Barras Beach
Kamang Lagay Cave
Mabusag Cave
Totoringon Cave
Kulalaknet Cave
Luho Na Tuna Cave
Labahan Cave
Barasan Cave
Pangawilan Cave
Coni Bito Cave

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church

Festival in Catbalogan

Map of Catbalogan City in Samar Province

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province

See also: Biography of Governor Reynolds Michael Tan

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