Saturday 25 November 2017 15:54:34 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 (2015): 27126
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 (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
Adlawan45178588493
Anas150826918261719
Anonang850148972888
Anoyon580109581596
Balingasao636131496497
Banderahan (Upper Ginopolan)957145933872
Botong662113694583
Buyog34558436420
Canduao Occidental697134767797
Canduao Oriental55294785660
Canlusong77214010201067
Canmanico167131821322133
Cansibao763135925995
Catug-a37869439414
Cutcutan845160905904
Danao48179594616
Genoveva51781536541
Ginopolan (Ginopolan Proper)802126827772
La Victoria8031491044984
Lantang8701799421014
Limocon35672424311
Loctob693123678692
Magsaysay53285533617
Marawis50986587563
Maubo42372472517
Nailo40774461462
Omjon100918911841192
Pangi-an37572387405
Poblacion Occidental141225614961508
Poblacion Oriental773151928917
Simang48496466480
Taug34262492439
Tausion612105618589
Taytay609109639651
Ticum687125779818

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