Tagbilaran
Province of Bohol

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count15
Postal code6300
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTañon Strait, Bohol Sea
Area (2007)36.50 km2
(14.09 sq. mi)
Population (2015)105,051
Density (2015)2,878 per km2
(7,456 per sq. mi)
Coordinates9° 38' North, 123° 51' East
(9.6405 ° N, 123.8565 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
25.3 meters
(83.0 feet)
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Tagbilaran is a coastal component city in the island province of Bohol. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 36.50 square kilometers or 14.09 square miles which constitutes 0.76% of Bohol's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 105,051 representing 8.00% of the total population of Bohol province, or 1.42% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 2,878 inhabitants per square kilometer or 7,456 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Tagbilaran has 15 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Bool5.84%6,1325,22117.45%3.11%
Booy9.36%9,8388,80011.80%2.15%
Cabawan1.65%1,7341,53113.26%2.40%
Cogon16.90%17,75017,1143.72%0.70%
Dampas9.36%9,8388,44016.56%2.96%
Dao8.43%8,8588,2277.67%1.42%
Manga6.88%7,2246,46011.83%2.15%
Mansasa5.78%6,0696,156-1.41%-0.27%
Poblacion I2.91%3,0573,072-0.49%-0.09%
Poblacion II5.17%5,4315,0297.99%1.47%
Poblacion III5.59%5,8736,051-2.94%-0.57%
San Isidro5.16%5,4244,82112.51%2.27%
Taloto7.01%7,3676,37615.54%2.79%
Tiptip4.65%4,8824,36011.97%2.18%
Ubujan5.31%5,5745,1348.57%1.58%
Tagbilaran Total105,05196,7928.53%1.57%
Historical population

The population of Tagbilaran grew from 20,250 in 1960 to 105,051 in 2015, an increase of 84,801 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.57%, or an increase of 8,259 people, from the previous population of 96,792 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1520,250
1970 May 633,0054.89%
1975 May 137,3352.50%
1980 May 142,6832.71%
1990 May 156,3632.82%
1995 Sep 166,6833.20%
2000 May 177,7003.33%
2007 Aug 192,2972.40%
2010 May 196,7921.75%
2015 Aug 1105,0511.57%
Map

The city center of Tagbilaran is situated at approximately 9° 38' North, 123° 51' East, which has an elevation estimated at 25.3 meters or 83.0 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 Tagbilaran are Carcar, Naga, Talisay, Dumaguete, Cebu City, and Lapu-Lapu. The nearest municipalities are Dauis, Baclayon, Corella, Cortes, Maribojoc, and Alburquerque. Its distance from the national capital is 630.75 kilometers (391.93 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Dauis, Bohol, 2.13 kilometers (1.33 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S30°E)
  • Baclayon, Bohol, 6.39 kilometers (3.97 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S72°E)
  • Corella, Bohol, 8.80 kilometers (5.47 miles) to the Northeast (N54°E)
  • Cortes, Bohol, 9.39 kilometers (5.84 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N15°E)
  • Maribojoc, Bohol, 11.20 kilometers (6.96 miles) to the North (N8°W)
  • Alburquerque, Bohol, 11.56 kilometers (7.18 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S73°E)

Nearest cities

  • Carcar, Cebu, 56.41 kilometers (35.05 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 63.86 kilometers (39.68 miles) to the North (N10°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 66.83 kilometers (41.52 miles) to the North (N1°W)
  • Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, 70.72 kilometers (43.94 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S58°W)
  • Cebu City, 74.05 kilometers (46.01 miles) to the North (N3°E)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 74.85 kilometers (46.51 miles) to the North (N8°E)

Distance from Manila: 630.75 kilometers (391.93 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N29°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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