Friday 19 December 2014 06:19:16 PHT

Valencia

Valencia is on the southern coast of Bohol. It is forty-two kilometers from the capital. Its former name is said to be Panangatan, which is derived from Sang-at, meaning to put up on an elevated place. It is said that many, many years ago, on windy days, fishermen from Dimiao and Lila used to seek shelter at the mouth of the Panangatan River when the southwest moonsoon was very strong. Here they would put up (sang-at) their boats on the banks of the river where nipa palms grew in order to prevent them from being washed away by the waves. When the Spaniards came, Panangatan was still a part of Dimiao. It was separated in 1867, the year a Spanish priest was assigned to the municipality. The priest gave it the new name, after that of a seaport city in Spain. In 1879 Valencia had a population of 7,009.

Valencia at a glance
Population (2010): 27586
Population (2000): 24363
Number of households (2000): 4392
Land area: 10077 ha
Number of barangays: 35
Distance from Tagbilaran: 42 km

BarangayPopulation (2010)Population (2000)Households (2000)
Adlawan58845178
Anas18261508269
Anonang972850148
Anoyon581580109
Balingasao496636131
Banderahan (Upper Ginopolan)933957145
Botong694662113
Buyog43634558
Canduao Occidental767697134
Canduao Oriental78555294
Canlusong1020772140
Canmanico21321671318
Cansibao925763135
Catug-a43937869
Cutcutan905845160
Danao59448179
Genoveva53651781
Ginopolan (Ginopolan Proper)827802126
La Victoria1044803149
Lantang942870179
Limocon42435672
Loctob678693123
Magsaysay53353285
Marawis58750986
Maubo47242372
Nailo46140774
Omjon11841009189
Pangi-an38737572
Poblacion Occidental14961412256
Poblacion Oriental928773151
Simang46648496
Taug49234262
Tausion618612105
Taytay639609109
Ticum779687125

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