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BOHOL
PHILIPPINES

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History

  • Bohol province was created on March 10, 1917 by virtue of   Republic Act No. 2711.
  • Tagbilaran became a city on July 1, 1966 by virtue of Republic Act No. 4660.
  • Two significant revolts against Spanish rule: the Tamblot Rebellion in 1621 and the Dagohoy Revolt from 1744 to 1829.
  • Home of President Carlos P. Garcia, fourth president of the Republic (1957-1960).

Geography

  • Located in central Philippines southeast of Cebu and  southwest of Leyte and consisting of an oval-shaped island  (411,726 hectares) with 75 islets around it.
  • The 10th largest island in the country.
  • Tagbilaran City, the capital, is 630 kilometers from Manila  and 72  kilometers from Cebu.

Political / Religious Subdivision

  • Consists of 47 municipalities and one city.
  • Has 1,114 barangays.
  • A first-class A province.
  • Subdivided into three congressional districts.
  • Subdivided into two dioceses; Diocese of Tagbilaran and Diocese of Talibon.

Population

  • 1990 Census count was 948,315.
  • Tagbilaran's population is 56,363
  • 75% of the population live in rural areas.

Languages / Dialects

  • The top three household dialects are Binul-anon, Cebuano and Tagalog.
  • Filipino and English are widely understood and spoken.

Climate

  • Relatively warm and dry along the coast; the interior is cool  and humid.
  • Average annual temperature is 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Infrequent typhoons occur only during the change in monsoons.

Natural Resources

  • Approximately 255,900 hectares (62% of total) are  agricultural lands.
  • Forests cover 6% of the land area.

Agricultural Resources

  • Major crops are coconut, rice, corn, rootcrops, banana,  cassava and vegetables.
  • Leads central Visayas in production of food grains.
  • Site of the largest livestock breeding  center in the country:  the Ubay Stock Farm.

Fisheries & Aquatic Resources

  • Surrounding waters considered one of the major fishing  grounds in the country.
  • Major commercial fish species are tuna, round scad, parrot  fish, half beaks, flying fish, and devil rays.
  • Minor sea products are seaweed, oysters, sea cucumbers  and shells.
  • Has the capability to harvest 100,000 metric tons of fish  annually.
  • 500 hectares are cultivated for aquaculture.

Mineral Resources

  • Major minerals are manganese, limestone, guano, gold,  silver, copper, silica, chromite and phosphate.

Industry & Trade

  • Industrial component is composed mainly of micro and  cottage type industry.
  • Top exports are galvanized iron, copra, native products,  rice, prawns, cooked fish, cattle, silica, fruits, cassava  starch, nipa shingles, coffee beans, phosphate, hogs and  cassava.
  • Top imports are cigarettes, dry goods, wine and liquor,  lumber, flour, fertilizer, refined and brown sugar, beverages,  vehicles, grocery items, corn grits and cement. 

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