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CANDIJAY

 

 

 

Established 1879

Population: 21,34 (1980 Census)

Mayor: Florante Cimagala

Number of Barangays: 21

Land Area: 8,687 hectares

Feast Day: May 19

Patron Saint: St. Joseph

Tourist Attractions: Can-umantad Falls, Tunibongan Rice Terraces

 

 

 

 

This is in the eastern part of Bohol. It is 92.2 kilometers from Tagbilaran City. The name of the town is said to have come from the words "Kang Dihay " meaning belonging to Dihay, a strong man with many followers. The name was eventually changed to Candijay. This town was organized during the Spanish regime.

A school of Fisheries was established in the municipality where students learned the modern methods of fishing and fish preservation.