Baclayon, Province of Bohol

Summary data
Typemunicipality
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 / km2 (1,549 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 37' North, 123° 55' East (9.6224, 123.9118)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.8 meters (19.0 feet)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 20,591. This represented 1.57% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.28% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 598 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,549 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Baclayon has 17 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
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.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,050
10,7041.66%
10,490-0.40%
10,7760.54%
11,9861.07%
12,8081.25%
14,9963.44%
18,0152.56%
18,6301.23%
20,5911.92%

Location

The municipal center of Baclayon is situated at approximately 9° 37' North, 123° 55' East, in the island of Bohol. Elevation at these coordinates is 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.

great-circle distance

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)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 20,591, ranked 1,249 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 13.29 square kilometers, ranked 1,509 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 598 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 311 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.92%, ranked 409 out of 1,634

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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