Alicia, Bohol

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Map of Bohol with Alicia highlighted
Map of Bohol with Alicia highlighted
Alicia is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°54′N 124°27′E / 9.900°N 124.450°E / 9.900; 124.450Coordinates: 09°54′N 124°27′E / 9.900°N 124.450°E / 9.900; 124.450
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 3rd district of Bohol
Founded January 18, 1950
Barangay 15 (see § Barangays)
 • Mayor Marnilou Ayuban
 • Total 114.50 km2 (44.21 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 22,285
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6314
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
Income class 4th class

Alicia is a fourth class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. It is 103 kilometres (64 mi) from Tagbilaran, the provincial capital. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 22,285.[2] It was formerly part of Mabini and was known as Batuanan (or Batuanon).[3][4]

Alicia celebrates its town fiesta on 26th July in honor of Saint Joachim.


In the mid-19th century of Alicia was one of the three biggest and oldest towns of Bohol along with Catigbian and Balilihan. The town was where former followers of Dagohoy were given some land to till, but at the same time could be kept under a watchful eye of the Spanish authorities.

In 1829, the year the Dagohoy Rebellion ended, the town was the largest of five such settlements, with over 6000 inhabitants.

In 1949, it became an independent municipality, and was renamed Alica after the wife of former president Elpidio Quirino.


Alicia is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

  • Cabatang
  • Cagongcagong
  • Cambaol
  • Cayacay
  • Del Monte
  • Katipunan
  • La Hacienda
  • Mahayag (Upper, Lower, Caizog, Norte)
  • Napo (Ilaud and Ilaya) (note: Napo Ilaya is part of Poblacion Alicia)
  • Pagahat
  • Poblacion (Calingganay)
  • Progreso
  • Putlongcam
  • Sudlon (Omhon)
  • Untaga


Population census of Alicia
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 18,653 —    
1995 19,402 +0.74%
2000 21,605 +2.33%
2007 23,422 +1.12%
2010 22,285 −1.79%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][5]



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