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The Leyte Gulf is a body of water off the east coast of Leyte in the Philippines. To the east, it adjoins the Philippine Sea of the Pacific Ocean, at 1050′N 12525′E / 10.833N 125.417E / 10.833; 125.417. The Gulf is bounded on the north by the south coast of Samar and the San Juanico Strait; to the west by the east coast of Leyte; to the south by the Surigao Strait which separates Leyte from Mindanao. Dinagat Island partly encloses the Gulf to the southeast, and Homonhon and Suluan Islands, sit astride the eastern entrance to the Gulf. It is approximately 130 km (80 mi) north-south, and 60 km (40 mi) east-west.

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