Danao was once the birthplace of the famed Boholano leader, Francisco Dagohoy, it was the place where he established his independent government and it also became a concentration camp for World War II prisoners during the Japanese occupation. It used to be a barrio of Talibon but it turned into a municipality by an Executive Order issued on March 16, 1961 by then Pres. Carlos P. Garcia. It was inaugurated as an independent municipality in July 9, 1961.
|Danao at a glance|
|Number of households (2000):||2958|
|Land area:||9786 ha|
|Number of barangays:||17|
|Distance from Tagbilaran:||92 km|
|Barangay||Population (2000)||Households (2000)||Population (2010)||Population (2015)|
(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)