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Southwest of Clarin town is the Municipality of Sagbayan which used to be a barrio made up of portions of Clarin, Inabanga, Carmen and Balilihan. By an Executive Order issued by the late Pres. Elpidio Quirino on Feb. 9, 1949 it was made into a municipality and was then first called Borja in honor of Salustiano Borja the first elected civil governor of the province of Bohol. Later the name was changed to its original name Sagbayan. As the story goes people used to hang (sagbay) hides of deers on trees to dry after hunting expeditions. So the place came to be known as Sagbayan, meaning a place for hanging. Sagbayan later became the center of trade of people from the interior and coastal towns. Here people bartered fish and other sea foods for rice and rootcrops. The principal industries of the town are farming, firecracker manufacturing, matweaving, basket weaving and bakya making.

Sagbayan at a glance
Population (2015): 22339
Population (2010): 20091
Population (2000): 18346
Number of households (2000): 3688
Land area: 9675 ha
Number of barangays: 24
Distance from Tagbilaran: 76 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
Canmaya Centro107022013171448
Canmaya Diot127824011611221
Libertad Norte25351316353
Libertad Sur20143184117
Sagbayan Sur88216810111170
San Agustin7111538671037
San Antonio814147852966
San Isidro674137736882
San Ramon32978405563
San Roque31664420434
San Vicente Norte738130715789
San Vicente Sur22950290302
Santa Catalina6261197211136
Santa Cruz720142985920

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