Garcia Hernandez, Province of Bohol

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count30
Postal code6307
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea
Area (2007)127.50 km2 (49.23 sq mi)
Population (2015)24,194
Density (2015)190 / km2 (491 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 37' North, 124° 18' East (9.6136, 124.2949)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.5 meters (11.6 feet)

Garcia Hernandez is a coastal municipality in the island province of Bohol.

The municipality has a land area of 127.50 square kilometers or 49.23 square miles which constitutes 2.64% of Bohol's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 24,194. This represented 1.84% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.33% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 190 inhabitants per square kilometer or 491 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Garcia Hernandez has 30 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)
Abijilan5.83%1,4111,479-4.60%-0.89%
Antipolo2.53%613627-2.23%-0.43%
Basiao2.20%5325143.50%0.66%
Cagwang1.45%3513403.24%0.61%
Calma3.14%7597520.93%0.18%
Cambuyo2.64%6386143.91%0.73%
Canayaon East3.82%925931-0.64%-0.12%
Canayaon West3.99%9659452.12%0.40%
Candanas3.16%765771-0.78%-0.15%
Candulao1.90%4594228.77%1.61%
Catmon1.14%27722025.91%4.48%
Cayam5.83%1,4101,19418.09%3.22%
Cupa0.90%2182122.83%0.53%
Datag5.24%1,2681,1847.09%1.31%
Estaca0.84%2031944.64%0.87%
Libertad1.80%4364213.56%0.67%
Lungsodaan East4.60%1,1141,0981.46%0.28%
Lungsodaan West4.57%1,10599710.83%1.98%
Malinao5.53%1,3381,04627.92%4.80%
Manaba7.12%1,7231,6792.62%0.49%
Pasong4.55%1,10191819.93%3.52%
Poblacion East5.66%1,3701,3283.16%0.59%
Poblacion West3.74%906961-5.72%-1.12%
Sacaon2.60%6296142.44%0.46%
Sampong1.00%2432410.83%0.16%
Tabuan5.45%1,3181,2773.21%0.60%
Togbongon1.34%324367-11.72%-2.34%
Ulbujan East2.85%6906732.53%0.48%
Ulbujan West3.43%83174511.54%2.10%
Victoria1.12%272274-0.73%-0.14%
Garcia Hernandez Total24,19423,0385.02%0.94%

Historical population

The population of Garcia Hernandez grew from 12,828 in 1960 to 24,194 in 2015, an increase of 11,366 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.94%, or an increase of 1,156 people, from the previous population of 23,038 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,828
13,6040.58%
16,7014.20%
16,7150.02%
18,9561.27%
21,3232.23%
21,4280.11%
21,308-0.08%
23,0382.88%
24,1940.94%

Location

The municipal center of Garcia Hernandez is situated at approximately 9° 37' North, 124° 18' East, in the island of Bohol. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.5 meters or 11.6 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 Garcia Hernandez are Tagbilaran, Maasin, Talisay, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Jagna, Valencia, Dimiao, Duero, Sierra Bullones, and Lila. Its distance from the national capital is 658.23 kilometers (409.01 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Jagna, Bohol, 8.80 kilometers (5.47 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N63°E)
  • Valencia, Bohol, 9.89 kilometers (6.15 miles) to the West (S87°W)
  • Dimiao, Bohol, 14.56 kilometers (9.05 miles) to the West (S87°W)
  • Duero, Bohol, 15.87 kilometers (9.86 miles) to the Northeast (N50°E)
  • Sierra Bullones, Bohol, 21.47 kilometers (13.34 miles) to the North (N1°W)
  • Lila, Bohol, 22.06 kilometers (13.71 miles) to the West (S83°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tagbilaran, Bohol, 48.21 kilometers (29.96 miles) to the West (N86°W)
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 83.43 kilometers (51.84 miles) to the Northeast (N46°E)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 85.33 kilometers (53.02 miles) to the Northwest (N35°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 85.93 kilometers (53.39 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)
  • Mandaue, 87.60 kilometers (54.43 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 88.46 kilometers (54.97 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

Distance from Manila: 658.23 kilometers (409.01 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 24,194, ranked 1,125 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 49.23 square kilometers, ranked 864 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 190 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,014 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.94%, ranked 1,132 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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