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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 Area Population No. of Households
Adlawan 451 78
Anas 1508 269
Anonang 850 148
Anoyon 250 109
Balingasao 636 131
Banderahan (Upper Ginopolan) 957 145
Botong 662 113
Buyog 662 113
Canduao Occidental 697 134
Canduao Oriental 552 94
Canlusong 772 140
Canmanico 1671 318
Cansibao 763 135
Catug-a 378 69
Cutcutan 845 160
Danao 481 79
Genoveva 517 81
Ginopolan (Ginopolan Proper) 802 126
La Victoria 803 149
Lantang 870 179
Limocon 356 72
Loctob 693 123
Magsaysay 532 85
Marawis 509 86
Maubo 423 72
Nailo 407 71
Omjon 1009 189
Pangi-an 375 72
Poblacion Occidental 1412 256
Poblacion Oriental 773 151
Simang 484 96
Taug 342 62
Tausion 612 105
Taytay 609 109
Ticum 687 125

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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