Towns and Cities
         
GANDARA
Places to See
  • Bangahon Baluarte
  • Bangahon Ruins
  • Gandara River
Brief History
  • Gandara was formerly located in a place called Bangahon (or Bangajon) near the right fork of the Gandara River
  • Iit was made into a visita in 1780
  • Gandara was made into a separate municipality in 1800.
  • In 1902, the town was transferred to Dumalo-ong and renamed after Spanish Gov.Gen. Jose de la Gandara y Navarro (1866-1869).  Gandara then consisted of its present territory and that of the barrios of Bangon, Pagsanghan, San Luis, Pangui and Calaniogan (now in Tarangnan). 
  • On October 11, 1979, San Jorge was separated and created into a new municipality.
Economy
This inland municipality is the rice granary of the province.
General Information
  • Area (sq. kms.): 432.8 
  • Population (2000): 28,866 Gandarareños
  • No. of Barangays: 69
  • Income Class: Third
  • District: First
  • Zip Code: 6706
  • Area Code: 055
How to Get There

Distances (Gandara to):

  • Catbalogan City: 42 kms.
  • Calbayog City: 30 kms.
  • Tacloban City (Leyte): 145 kms. (2.5 hrs.)
Festivals
  • September 29 (Karabaw Festival, St. Michael the Archangel) - this festival honors the carabao, its most useful animal.
Medical Assistance
  • Gandara District Hospital - (25 beds)

  

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