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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 (2010): 17147
Population (2000): 16837
Number of households (2000): 3101
Land area: 15022 ha
Number of barangays: 31
Distance from Tagbilaran: 22 km

BarangayPopulation (2010)Population (2000)Households (2000)
Baucan Norte688647126
Baucan Sur852815140
Boctol10941078198
Boyog Norte21227849
Boyog Proper19921743
Boyog Sur32933264
Cabad57057593
Candasig591575102
Cantalid38747582
Cantomimbo53754393
Cogon835859151
Datag Norte540541105
Datag Sur41439583
Del Carmen Este (Pob.)672625110
Del Carmen Norte (Pob.)720727134
Del Carmen Sur (Pob.)60051295
Del Carmen Weste (Pob.)865773155
Del Rosario26025652
Dorol751726148
Haguilanan Grande836782136
Hanopol Este33732566
Hanopol Norte34933261
Hanopol Weste27227851
Magsija47744877
Maslog42836973
Sagasa51249296
Sal-ing697613110
San Isidro45851597
San Roque519593109
Santo Niño49446891
Tagustusan652673111

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