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.
|At a glance..|
|No. of Household||:4,392|
|Land Area||:10,077 ha.|
|No. of Barangays||:35|
|Distance from Capital||:42 km.|
|Barangay||Land Area||Population||No. of Households|
|Banderahan (Upper Ginopolan)||957||145|
|Ginopolan (Ginopolan Proper)||802||126|
Municipal Officials (2007-2010)
Events and Festivities
Town Fiesta : 3rd Sunday of January
Patron Saint : Senior Sto. Niño
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