San Juanico Strait

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San Juanico Strait
Aerial view of San Juanico Bridge.jpg
Aerial view of the San Juanico Bridge over the strait
San Juanico Strait is located in Philippines
San Juanico Strait
San Juanico Strait
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates 11°20′25″N 124°58′42″E / 11.34028°N 124.97833°E / 11.34028; 124.97833Coordinates: 11°20′25″N 124°58′42″E / 11.34028°N 124.97833°E / 11.34028; 124.97833
Type strait

San Juanico Strait (Filipino: Kipot ng San Juanico) is a narrow strait in the Eastern Visayan region in the Philippines.[1] It separates the islands of Samar and Leyte and connects the Carigara Bay (Samar Sea) with the San Pedro Bay (Leyte Gulf). It is about 38 kilometres (24 mi) long. At its narrowest point, the strait is only 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) wide.

The strait is crossed by the San Juanico Bridge. The HVDC Leyte–Luzon power line also crosses the strait through an overhead line at 11°23′36″N 124°59′04″E / 11.39333°N 124.98444°E / 11.39333; 124.98444, using a tower on an uninhabited island in the strait. The Tacloban City harbor, the main port of the Eastern Visayas, is on Cancabato Bay at the southern entrance of the strait.[2]



  1. ^ "San Juanico Strait: Philippines". Geographical Names. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Port Mananagement Office of Tacloban". Philippine Ports Authority. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 

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