Bohol

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Bohol
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
Cities1
Municipalities47
Barangays1,109
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea, Camotes Sea, Cebu Strait, Canigao Channel
Area (2007)4,820.95 km2 (1,861.38 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,313,560
Density (2015)272 / km2 (706 / sq mi)

Bohol is a province in the Philippines situated in the Central Visayas region occupying the central section of the Visayas. Its capital is the City of Tagbilaran.

The province has a land area of 4,820.95 square kilometers or 1,861.38 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,313,560. This represented 17.76% of the total population of the Central Visayas region, 6.78% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 1.30% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 272 inhabitants per square kilometer or 706 inhabitants per square mile.

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Bohol is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by Camotes Sea, Canigao Channel, Bohol Sea, and the Cebu Strait.

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Local government units

Bohol has 47 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 1,109.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Alburquerquemunicipality10,5409,9211.16%26.98 km2 (10.42 sq mi)391 / km2 (1,012 / sq mi)11
Aliciamunicipality23,51722,2851.03%114.50 km2 (44.21 sq mi)205 / km2 (532 / sq mi)15
Andamunicipality16,46216,909-0.51%61.89 km2 (23.90 sq mi)266 / km2 (689 / sq mi)16
Antequeramunicipality14,42514,481-0.07%118.60 km2 (45.79 sq mi)122 / km2 (315 / sq mi)21
Baclayonmunicipality20,59118,6301.92%34.43 km2 (13.29 sq mi)598 / km2 (1,549 / sq mi)17
Balilihanmunicipality17,90317,1470.82%127.27 km2 (49.14 sq mi)141 / km2 (364 / sq mi)31
Batuanmunicipality12,76712,4310.51%48.79 km2 (18.84 sq mi)262 / km2 (678 / sq mi)15
Bien Unidomunicipality27,11525,7960.95%27.39 km2 (10.58 sq mi)990 / km2 (2,563 / sq mi)15
Bilarmunicipality17,59017,0980.54%129.71 km2 (50.08 sq mi)136 / km2 (351 / sq mi)19
Buenavistamunicipality27,26127,0310.16%96.00 km2 (37.07 sq mi)284 / km2 (735 / sq mi)35
Calapemunicipality30,86330,1460.45%75.36 km2 (29.10 sq mi)410 / km2 (1,061 / sq mi)33
Candijaymunicipality29,47529,0430.28%103.26 km2 (39.87 sq mi)285 / km2 (739 / sq mi)21
Carmenmunicipality46,30643,5791.16%239.45 km2 (92.45 sq mi)193 / km2 (501 / sq mi)29
Catigbianmunicipality22,67522,686-0.01%113.33 km2 (43.76 sq mi)200 / km2 (518 / sq mi)22
Clarinmunicipality20,30120,2960.00%52.12 km2 (20.12 sq mi)390 / km2 (1,009 / sq mi)24
Corellamunicipality8,4797,6991.85%37.22 km2 (14.37 sq mi)228 / km2 (590 / sq mi)8
Cortesmunicipality16,95415,2941.98%27.32 km2 (10.55 sq mi)621 / km2 (1,607 / sq mi)14
Dagohoymunicipality19,15818,8680.29%77.59 km2 (29.96 sq mi)247 / km2 (639 / sq mi)15
Danaomunicipality17,89017,952-0.07%162.76 km2 (62.84 sq mi)110 / km2 (285 / sq mi)17
Dauismunicipality45,66339,4482.82%43.33 km2 (16.73 sq mi)1,054 / km2 (2,729 / sq mi)12
Dimiaomunicipality14,36415,166-1.03%135.75 km2 (52.41 sq mi)106 / km2 (274 / sq mi)35
Dueromunicipality17,87617,5800.32%97.30 km2 (37.57 sq mi)184 / km2 (476 / sq mi)21
Garcia Hernandezmunicipality24,19423,0380.94%127.50 km2 (49.23 sq mi)190 / km2 (491 / sq mi)30
Getafemunicipality30,95527,7882.08%120.50 km2 (46.53 sq mi)257 / km2 (665 / sq mi)24
Guindulmanmunicipality32,40831,7890.37%179.17 km2 (69.18 sq mi)181 / km2 (468 / sq mi)19
Inabangamunicipality45,88043,2911.11%125.63 km2 (48.51 sq mi)365 / km2 (946 / sq mi)50
Jagnamunicipality33,89232,5660.76%168.49 km2 (65.05 sq mi)201 / km2 (521 / sq mi)33
Lilamunicipality12,25711,9850.43%40.50 km2 (15.64 sq mi)303 / km2 (784 / sq mi)18
Loaymunicipality16,69116,2610.50%48.24 km2 (18.63 sq mi)346 / km2 (896 / sq mi)24
Lobocmunicipality15,99316,312-0.38%57.65 km2 (22.26 sq mi)277 / km2 (718 / sq mi)28
Loonmunicipality43,03442,8000.10%113.36 km2 (43.77 sq mi)380 / km2 (983 / sq mi)67
Mabinimunicipality27,17128,174-0.69%104.57 km2 (40.37 sq mi)260 / km2 (673 / sq mi)22
Maribojocmunicipality20,68820,4910.18%49.35 km2 (19.05 sq mi)419 / km2 (1,086 / sq mi)22
Panglaomunicipality33,55328,6033.09%47.79 km2 (18.45 sq mi)702 / km2 (1,819 / sq mi)10
Pilarmunicipality27,25626,8870.26%120.39 km2 (46.48 sq mi)226 / km2 (586 / sq mi)21
President Carlos P. Garciamunicipality23,35623,2870.06%54.82 km2 (21.17 sq mi)426 / km2 (1,103 / sq mi)23
Sagbayanmunicipality22,33920,0912.04%69.61 km2 (26.88 sq mi)321 / km2 (831 / sq mi)24
San Isidromunicipality8,7449,125-0.81%60.04 km2 (23.18 sq mi)146 / km2 (377 / sq mi)12
San Miguelmunicipality24,13523,5740.45%123.29 km2 (47.60 sq mi)196 / km2 (507 / sq mi)18
Sevillamunicipality10,66110,4430.39%116.75 km2 (45.08 sq mi)91 / km2 (236 / sq mi)13
Sierra Bullonesmunicipality24,74524,6980.04%198.87 km2 (76.78 sq mi)124 / km2 (322 / sq mi)22
Sikatunamunicipality6,7266,3801.01%38.22 km2 (14.76 sq mi)176 / km2 (456 / sq mi)10
Tagbilarancity (CC), capital105,05196,7921.57%36.50 km2 (14.09 sq mi)2,878 / km2 (7,456 / sq mi)15
Talibonmunicipality66,96961,3731.68%140.46 km2 (54.23 sq mi)477 / km2 (1,235 / sq mi)25
Trinidadmunicipality31,95628,8281.98%195.30 km2 (75.41 sq mi)164 / km2 (424 / sq mi)20
Tubigonmunicipality45,89344,9020.42%81.87 km2 (31.61 sq mi)561 / km2 (1,452 / sq mi)34
Ubaymunicipality73,71268,5781.38%335.06 km2 (129.37 sq mi)220 / km2 (570 / sq mi)44
Valenciamunicipality27,12627,586-0.32%116.67 km2 (45.05 sq mi)233 / km2 (602 / sq mi)35
Bohol Total1,313,5601,255,1280.87%4,820.95 km2 (1,861.38 sq mi)272 / km2 (706 / sq mi)1,109

Historical population

The population of Bohol grew from 592,194 in 1960 to 1,313,560 in 2015, an increase of 721,366 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.87%, or an increase of 58,432 people, from the previous population of 1,255,128 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
269,223
358,3871.82%
491,6081.59%
553,4071.22%
592,1940.60%
683,2971.41%
759,3702.14%
806,0131.20%
948,4031.64%
994,4400.89%
1,139,1302.96%
1,230,1101.07%
1,255,1280.74%
1,313,5600.87%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Bohol as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Secondary Roads

  • Junction (LIR) Carmen-Sagbayan-Bacani Road
  • Junction (TER) Dauis-Panglao Road
  • Junction (TER)-Jagna-Sierra Bullones Road
  • Junction Dat-an-Carmen-Sierra Bullones-Pilar-Alicia Road
  • Loay Interior Road
  • Tagbilaran East Road (Tagbilaran-Jagna)
  • Tagbilaran North Road (Tagbilaran-Jetafe Section)

Tertiary Roads

  • Antequera-San Isidro-Libertad (Tubigon) Road
  • Balilihan-Hanopol-Batuan Road
  • Bohol 1st Cadre Road
  • Junction (LIR) Buenavista-Carmen-Danao-Jetafe Road
  • Junction (TNR) Airport Road
  • Junction (TNR) Cortes-Balilihan-Catigbian-Macaas Road
  • Junction (TNR) Ma. Clara Wharf Road
  • Junction (TNR) Maribojoc-Antequera-Catagbacan (Loon)
  • Junction (TNR)-Talibon Road
  • Junction Dat-an-Carmen-Sierra Bullones-Pilar-Alicia Road
  • Panglao Island Circumferential Road
  • Sagbayan-Danao Road
  • Tagbilaran City-Corella-Sikatuna-Loboc Road
  • Ubay By-Pass Road
  • Ubay-Cadre Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,313,560, ranked 21 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,861.38 square kilometers, ranked 24 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 272 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 29 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.87%, ranked 73 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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