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Leyte Gulf

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Leyte Gulf is a part of the Philippine Sea of the Pacific Ocean, immediately east of the island of Leyte in the Philippines. The Gulf is bounded on the north by the island of Samar, the latter of which is separated on the west from Leyte by the narrow San Juanico Strait, and on the south by Mindanao Island, the latter of which is on north separated from Leyte by the Surigao Strait.

Surigao Strait[edit]

In March 1521 during the first circumnavigation of the Earth, Ferdinand Magellan and his crew were the first Europeans to sail through the Surigao Strait. On 16 January 2015, Ingemar Macarine will attempt to be the first solo swimmer to swim across the Surigao Strait between Sumilon Island to Barangay Lipata in Surigao City.

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