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Balilihan

The municipality of Balilihan is located in the interior part of Bohol. It is said to have been so called because of the grass (balili) which grew in abundance in the locality. Balilihan means "a place where plenty of grass grows." It is said to have been organized as a municipality in the 1828. It used to be a part of Baclayon and was sparsely settled. The seat of government was in the then sitio of Bay-sa-Iring but was later transferred to the present site because of the scarcity of water in that area. In 1902, there was a move to fuse this town with Antequera but was vigorously opposed by the people. The following year, the municipality of Catigbian was annexed to Balilihan under Act No. 370 of the Philippine Commission. In 1879, it had a population of 5,998.

Balilihan at a glance
Population (2015): 17903
Population (2010): 17147
Population (2000): 16837
Number of households (2000): 3101
Land area: 15022 ha
Number of barangays: 31
Distance from Tagbilaran: 22 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
Baucan Norte647126688666
Baucan Sur815140852799
Boctol107819810941322
Boyog Norte27849212227
Boyog Proper21743199281
Boyog Sur33264329348
Cabad57593570677
Candasig575102591609
Cantalid47582387400
Cantomimbo54393537539
Cogon859151835774
Datag Norte541105540604
Datag Sur39583414498
Del Carmen Este (Pob.)625110672669
Del Carmen Norte (Pob.)727134720746
Del Carmen Sur (Pob.)51295600615
Del Carmen Weste (Pob.)773155865827
Del Rosario25652260230
Dorol726148751746
Haguilanan Grande782136836686
Hanopol Este32566337345
Hanopol Norte33261349384
Hanopol Weste27851272245
Magsija44877477611
Maslog36973428524
Sagasa49296512613
Sal-ing613110697672
San Isidro51597458455
San Roque593109519546
Santo Niņo46891494532
Tagustusan673111652713

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