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Valencia

Municipality of 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 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.


Demographics

At a glance..
Population (2000):24,363
No. of Household:4,392
Land Area:10,077 ha.
No. of Barangays:35
Distance from Capital:42 km.
Congressional District:3rd
Income Classification:5th
Barangay Land AreaPopulationNo. of Households
Adlawan45178
Anas1508269
Anonang850148
Anoyon250109
Balingasao636131
Banderahan (Upper Ginopolan)957145
Botong662113
Buyog662113
Canduao Occidental697134
Canduao Oriental55294
Canlusong772140
Canmanico1671318
Cansibao763135
Catug-a37869
Cutcutan845160
Danao48179
Genoveva51781
Ginopolan (Ginopolan Proper)802126
La Victoria803149
Lantang870179
Limocon35672
Loctob693123
Magsaysay53285
Marawis50986
Maubo42372
Nailo40771
Omjon1009189
Pangi-an37572
Poblacion Occidental1412256
Poblacion Oriental773151
Simang48496
Taug34262
Tausion612105
Taytay609109
Ticum687125

Municipal Officials (2007-2010)

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Events and Festivities

Town Fiesta : 3rd Sunday of January
Patron Saint : Senior Sto. NiƱo


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