Wednesday 24 April 2019 15:53:15 PHT

Baclayon

Baclayon is in the eastern part of Bohol. It is the first municipality to be established in Bohol by the Spaniards and formerly comprised its present territory and those belonging now to Corella, Sikatuna, Alburquerque and Balilihan. This municipality was originally called Bacayan because travellers used to detour (bacay) around a rocky cliff along the shore about half kilometer from the municipal building in order to avoid going over the top of the cliff. The town was founded in 1595 by two Jesuit priests, Fr. Juan de Torres and Fr. Gabriel Sanchez who also built a stone church which is now considered as the oldest stone church in the country. In 1879, Baclayon had a population of 11,142.

Baclayon at a glance
Population (2015): 20591
Population (2010): 18630
Population (2000): 14996
Number of households (2000): 2978
Land area: 3402 ha
Number of barangays: 17
Distance from Tagbilaran: 7 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
Buenaventura42482426395
Cambanac31079395407
Dasitam742134700752
Guiwanon84516212491474
Landican531107708869
Laya75715710011068
Libertad76915512191315
Montana123924616131719
Pamilacan125824214221418
Payahan635111821920
Poblacion186336019052009
San Isidro557107775919
San Roque102822214241478
San Vicente108120911301249
Santa Cruz103219814421913
Taguihon118625216891877
Tanday739155711809

(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)