Visayan Sea

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Visayan Sea
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Map of the Visayan Sea in German
Visayan Sea is located in Philippines
Visayan Sea
Visayan Sea
Location within the Philippines
Location Bicol Region and Visayas, Philippines
Coordinates 11°30′00″N 123°40′00″E / 11.50000°N 123.66667°E / 11.50000; 123.66667Coordinates: 11°30′00″N 123°40′00″E / 11.50000°N 123.66667°E / 11.50000; 123.66667
Type sea

The Visayan Sea is a sea in the Philippines, surrounded by the islands of the Visayas, Eastern Visayas and Western Visayas located to the east and west, while the Central Visayas is located to the south. It is bounded by the islands Masbate to the north, Leyte to the east, Cebu and Negros to the south and Panay to the west.

The sea is connected to the Sibuyan Sea to the northwest via the Jintotolo Channel, the Samar Sea to the northeast, the Camotes Sea to the southeast, the Bohol Sea to the south via the Tañon Strait and the Sulu Sea via the Guimaras Strait and Panay Gulf. The largest island within this sea is Bantayan Island.