The municipality of Victoria was created on April 27, 1968 under Republic Act No. 5193 but its corporate existence started on February 1, 1972 upon the election of its officials.
Geographically, Victoria is located between the town of Allen to the north and San Isidro to the south.
The municipality and its adjoining vicinity consist of plain and rugged mountains planted with rice, corn, coconut, hemp and other staples.
Victoria consists of 16 barangays with a population of 11632 and household population of 11,588 as of yr. 2000 census of population. 1992. Majority of the populace speaks Cebuano, while a few speak Norte-Waraynon and Abaknon.
Land Area: 186.70 square kilometer
Boundaries: East: Municipalities of Rosario and San Jose
West: Dalupirit Pass
South: Municipality San Isidro
North: Municipalities of Allen and Lavezares
No. of Barangay: 16
Population: 12,623 (2007 NSO Records)
Means of Livelihood: Agriculture, farming & fishing, copra industry.
Distance from the Capital Town: 54 km
Approximate Travel Time: 1 hour & fourteen minutes
Take a jeep ride in Catarman bound for Allen, and from Allen terminal another tricycle ride for Victoria proper.
Places of Interest
A very good potential source of hydro-electric power which can serve the whole island of Samar. Down stream is a fantastic area for picnic and an ideal place for kayaking and other water sports activities.
SPICE OF LIFE
Considered as the most beautiful white sandy beach in the whole province because of its crystal blue water perfect for swimming. The place is located in Bgry. Buenas aires,boundery of Allen and Victoria. Cottages made of bamboo materials and common rest rooms are available. Rooms for rent are also available for an overnight stay with complete ventilation and comfortable bed.
SAN ROMAN CAVE & RAPIDS
Accessible by motorcycle, 10 minutes drive to Libertad, San Roman Brgy. Road. The site is perfect for cavers and adventurers.