Map of Bohol with Antequera highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||1st district of Bohol|
|Founded||17 March 1876|
|Barangay||21 (see § Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Jose Pahang (LP)|
|• Vice mayor||Simon Jadulco|
|• Town Council|
|• Total||99.77 km2 (38.52 sq mi)|
|• Density||150/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD :||+63 (0)38|
|Income class||4th class|
Popular places of interest in Antequera are the weekly basket market and Mag-Aso Falls, whose cascading waters run into a natural pool that invites swimming in scenic surroundings.
Antequera comprises 21 barangays:
- Santo Rosario
- Villa Aurora
The early inhabitants of the area were the Eskaya people, who lived in western Bohol, including the lowlands of Antequera at the present barangay of Viga, from the 7th century until the early 17th century. One legendary Eskaya leader was King Lomod or Tamblot, who raised a revolt against the Spanish conquistadors.
Originally the town was a barangay of Maribojoc known as Agad. Migration from surrounding coastal areas increased the population and created many new sitios. On March 17, 1876, the Governor-General of the Philippines signed a decree that made Agad and all its sitios a new municipality. That same year, the governor of the District of Bohol, Joaquin Bengoechia, enacted the law that finalized the boundaries and appointed its first mayor, Simeon Villas. The new municipality was named after the home town in Spain of Bengoechia.
In 1899, the town of Catigbian was abolished, and the barangays of Caimbang, San Isidro, and Causwagan were added to Antequera. But it lost these barangays, along with half of Cansague, when Catigbian was reestablished on June 17, 1949. On January 10, 1970, the municipality of San Isidro was formed, taking the barangays of Cambansag, Abehilan, and Baunos from Antequera.
|Population census of Antequera|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
The primary economic activities are farming, handicraft or cottage industries (especially basket weaving), and carpentry (including bamboo and wood furniture making). Its main agricultural produce comprises coconut, rice, corn, rootcrops, and vegetables.
Total annual income in 2010 was ₱35,960,730.00.
|Luis B. Gementiza||
|Sabino E. Rebosura||1952–1963|
|Isabelito B. Tongco||1964–1992|
|Vicente K. Nunag||1987–1988|
|Arnulfo L. Labendia||1992|
|Felipe M. Gementiza||1992–1998|
|Samuel O. Rebosura||1998–2007|
|Cecelia B. Rebosura||2007–2010|
|Jose Mario J. Pahang||2010–|
- "Brief municipal profile". Municipality of Antequera. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
- Russell Glenn L. Lomotos. "History of Antequera". Municipality of Antequera. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
- "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007" (PDF). National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2011.
- "Antequera Mayors". Municipality of Antequera. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
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||Calape | San Isidro||Catigbian|