The Visayas are a major island and cultural grouping in the midsection of the . Nearly every part of the region has some fine beaches along its coasts, some fine diving areas including many coral reefs teeming with life, and some interesting historic buildings, mostly from the Spanish colonial period, in the cities and some towns.

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is a large island in the Visayas, the island group comprising the central division of the . Photo: Princeofmagatas, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Cebu Island is a large island in the Visayas region of the . Photo: Matt Kieffer, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is an island in the , the most northwesterly of the Visayas island group. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Samar is the third largest island in the Philippines, after Mindanao and Luzon islands. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


Leyte is an island in the island group in the . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the main island of Province, which also includes 75 smaller islands. Photo: Jjtkk, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an administrative region in the Visayas island group in the . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is an island province in the , located between and . Photo: marge bagsic, CC BY 2.0.

The is one of the administrative regions of the , part of the Visayas island group. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a small island province in the Visayas lying some 22 km east of Southern . Photo: Renzelle Mae Abasolo, CC BY 2.0.

is one of the three administrative regions in the Visayas group of islands, and is designated Region VIII out of the 17 regions of the entire . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


Latitude of center
11° or 11° north
Longitude of center
123.5° or 123° 30' east
Open­Street­Map ID
node 302033096
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Visayas
  • Arabic: Kabisay-an
  • Arabic: بيسايا
  • Armenian: Վիսարյան կղզիներ
  • Asturian: Bisayas
  • Azerbaijani: Visay adaları
  • Basque: Bisayak
  • Belarusian: Вісайскія астравы
  • Breton: Visayas
  • Catalan: Visayas
  • Cebuano: Kabisay-an
  • Central Bikol: Visayas
  • Chavacano: Visayas
  • Chinese: 米沙鄢群島
  • Chinese: 維薩亞斯群島
  • Croatian: Visayas
  • Czech: Visayské ostrovy
  • Danish: Visayas
  • Dutch: Visayas
  • English: Visayan Islands
  • English: Visayas island group
  • Esperanto: Bisajoj
  • Estonian: Visayani saared
  • Finnish: Visayas
  • French: Visayas
  • Galician: Visayas
  • Georgian: ვისაიასი
  • German: Visayas
  • Greek: Βισάγιας
  • Hakka Chinese: Mí-sâ-yên Khiùn-tó
  • Hausa: Visayas Khiùn-tó
  • Hebrew: ויסאיאס
  • Hindi: विसाया
  • Hungarian: Visayan-szigetek
  • Hungarian: Viszajan-szigetek
  • Iloko: Visayas
  • Indonesian: Bisaya
  • Italian: Visayas
  • Japanese: ビサヤ諸島
  • Japanese: ヴィサヤ
  • Japanese: ヴィサヤ諸島
  • Korean: 비사야스 제도
  • Lao: Visayas
  • Latin: Visayana
  • Lithuanian: Visajų salynas
  • Macedonian: Висајски Острови
  • Malay: Visayas
  • Northern Frisian: Visayas
  • Norwegian: Visayas
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Visayas
  • Pampanga: Kabisayan
  • Pampanga: Visayas
  • Persian: ویسایا
  • Polish: Visayas
  • Portuguese: Visayas
  • Romanian: Visayas
  • Russian: Висайские острова
  • Serbian: Висајска острва
  • Spanish: Bisayas
  • Spanish: Visayas
  • Swedish: Visayaöarna
  • Tagalog: Bisayas
  • Tagalog: Kabisayaan
  • Tagalog: Visayas
  • Tagalog: kapuluan ng Bisayas
  • Tagalog: kapuluan ng Visayas
  • Tamil: விசயன் தீவுகள்
  • Tatar: Висай утраулары
  • Thai: วิซายัส
  • Turkish: Visayalar
  • Turkish: Visayas
  • Ukrainian: Вісайські острови
  • Urdu: ویسایا
  • Vietnamese: Visayas
  • Waray (Philippines): Kabisay-an
  • Wu Chinese: 米沙鄢群岛
  • Yue Chinese: 維薩亞斯群島
  • Islas de Pintados
  • Visayans
  • Visayas Inseln

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