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IJsselstein, Saturday, 14 January 2012

Sevilla is an interior town north of the municipality of Loboc. It was founded in 1872. In all probability, this town was named after the Spanish city of Sevilla. It was one of the latest towns established during the Spanish regime. Three towns contributed to its territory, namely, Loboc in the south, Balilihan in the west and Bilar in the east. The site of the town was first located in Bentig, on the other side of the Loboc River from the present site. When the Americans invaded the town, they burned all the buildings in Bentig. When peace was declared, the site of the town was transferred to Maraag, which is the present Poblacion. In 1879, it had a population of 4,835.


Sevilla celebrate its town fiesta on the 12th of December in honor of Our lady of Guadalupe

Sevilla at a glance
Population (2010): 10443
Population (2000): 10281
Number of households (2000): 1840
Land area: 6486 ha
Number of barangays: 13
Distance from Tagbilaran: 36 km

BarangayPopulation (2010)Population (2000)Households (2000)
Calinginan Norte779793141
Calinginan Sur594636110

(Based on figures from the census of 2000 and 2010 from NSO)

Jeroen Hellingman

What readers think...

Saturday, 30 November 2013 10:16:33 PHT
Sevillahanons are simple folks very dedicated to family needs and growth, resilient in many ways and very religious townspeople. Though most of the residents have jouneyed on to other towns, locally and globally, the strong roots in their barrios bring them back when opportunity comes for fiesta, family gatherings and hometown events. Proud of my roots in Sevilla, Bohol.

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