Baclayon
Province of Bohol

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count17
Postal code6301
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea
Area (2007)34.43 km2
(13.29 sq. mi)
Population (2015)20,591
Density (2015)598 per km2
(1,549 per sq. mi)
Coordinates9° 37' North, 123° 55' East
(9.6224 ° N, 123.9118 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
5.8 meters
(19.0 feet)
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Baclayon is a coastal municipality in the island province of Bohol.

The municipality has a land area of 34.43 square kilometers or 13.29 square miles which constitutes 0.71% of Bohol's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 20,591 representing 1.57% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.28% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 598 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,549 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Baclayon has 17 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Buenaventura1.92%395426-7.28%-1.43%
Cambanac1.98%4073953.04%0.57%
Dasitam3.65%7527007.43%1.37%
Guiwanon7.16%1,4741,24918.01%3.20%
Landican4.22%86970822.74%3.98%
Laya5.19%1,0681,0016.69%1.24%
Libertad6.39%1,3151,2197.88%1.45%
Montana8.35%1,7191,6136.57%1.22%
Pamilacan6.89%1,4181,422-0.28%-0.05%
Payahan4.47%92082112.06%2.19%
Poblacion9.76%2,0091,9055.46%1.02%
San Isidro4.46%91977518.58%3.30%
San Roque7.18%1,4781,4243.79%0.71%
San Vicente6.07%1,2491,13010.53%1.92%
Santa Cruz9.29%1,9131,44232.66%5.53%
Taguihon9.12%1,8771,68911.13%2.03%
Tanday3.93%80971113.78%2.49%
Baclayon Total20,59118,63010.53%1.92%
Historical population

The population of Baclayon grew from 9,050 in 1960 to 20,591 in 2015, an increase of 11,541 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.92%, or an increase of 1,961 people, from the previous population of 18,630 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 159,050
1970 May 610,7041.66%
1975 May 110,490-0.40%
1980 May 110,7760.54%
1990 May 111,9861.07%
1995 Sep 112,8081.25%
2000 May 114,9963.44%
2007 Aug 118,0152.56%
2010 May 118,6301.23%
2015 Aug 120,5911.92%
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The town center of Baclayon is situated at approximately 9° 37' North, 123° 55' East, which has an elevation estimated at 5.8 meters or 19.0 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Baclayon are Tagbilaran, Carcar, Naga, Talisay, Dumaguete, and Cebu City. The nearest municipalities are Dauis, Alburquerque, Corella, Sikatuna, Loay, and Cortes. Its distance from the national capital is 635.50 kilometers (394.88 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Dauis, Bohol, 4.99 kilometers (3.10 miles) to the West (N88°W)
  • Alburquerque, Bohol, 5.17 kilometers (3.21 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S75°E)
  • Corella, Bohol, 7.25 kilometers (4.51 miles) to the North (N8°E)
  • Sikatuna, Bohol, 9.95 kilometers (6.18 miles) to the Northeast (N43°E)
  • Loay, Bohol, 11.11 kilometers (6.90 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S77°E)
  • Cortes, Bohol, 11.63 kilometers (7.23 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tagbilaran, Bohol, 6.39 kilometers (3.97 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N72°W)
  • Carcar, Cebu, 60.95 kilometers (37.87 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N29°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 67.11 kilometers (41.70 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N15°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 69.18 kilometers (42.99 miles) to the North (N6°W)
  • Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, 75.01 kilometers (46.61 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S62°W)
  • Cebu City, 75.97 kilometers (47.21 miles) to the North (N2°W)

Distance from Manila: 635.50 kilometers (394.88 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N30°W)

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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