Panglao
Province of Bohol

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count10
Postal code6340
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea, Tañon Strait
Area (2007)47.79 km2
(18.45 sq. mi)
Population (2015)33,553
Density (2015)702 per km2
(1,819 per sq. mi)
Coordinates9° 35' North, 123° 45' East
(9.5795 ° N, 123.7459 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
7.5 meters
(24.7 feet)
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Panglao is a coastal municipality in the island province of Bohol.

The municipality has a land area of 47.79 square kilometers or 18.45 square miles which constitutes 0.99% of Bohol's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 33,553 representing 2.55% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.45% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 702 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,819 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Panglao has 10 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Bil‑isan10.88%3,6493,05019.64%3.47%
Bolod5.68%1,9061,69012.78%2.32%
Danao14.71%4,9353,86027.85%4.79%
Doljo10.18%3,4173,00413.75%2.48%
Libaong6.35%2,1321,84215.74%2.82%
Looc7.58%2,5432,28211.44%2.08%
Lourdes4.60%1,5441,38711.32%2.06%
Poblacion15.81%5,3054,8319.81%1.80%
Tangnan10.86%3,6453,3249.66%1.77%
Tawala13.34%4,4773,33334.32%5.78%
Panglao Total33,55328,60317.31%3.09%
Historical population

The population of Panglao grew from 11,836 in 1960 to 33,553 in 2015, an increase of 21,717 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.09%, or an increase of 4,950 people, from the previous population of 28,603 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1511,836
1970 May 613,3091.15%
1975 May 113,6240.47%
1980 May 114,5471.32%
1990 May 117,0041.57%
1995 Sep 118,0951.17%
2000 May 121,3373.60%
2007 Aug 125,5582.52%
2010 May 128,6034.18%
2015 Aug 133,5533.09%
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The town center of Panglao is situated at approximately 9° 35' North, 123° 45' East, which has an elevation estimated at 7.5 meters or 24.7 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 Panglao are Tagbilaran, Dumaguete, Carcar, Tanjay, Bais, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Dauis, Baclayon, Maribojoc, Cortes, Corella, and Alburquerque. Its distance from the national capital is 630.80 kilometers (391.96 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Dauis, Bohol, 14.11 kilometers (8.77 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N69°E)
  • Baclayon, Bohol, 18.82 kilometers (11.69 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N75°E)
  • Maribojoc, Bohol, 20.79 kilometers (12.92 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • Cortes, Bohol, 21.53 kilometers (13.38 miles) to the Northeast (N43°E)
  • Corella, Bohol, 22.65 kilometers (14.07 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N58°E)
  • Alburquerque, Bohol, 23.45 kilometers (14.57 miles) to the East (N82°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 630.80 kilometers (391.96 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N28°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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