Danao, Bohol

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Official seal of Danao
Nickname(s): The Town of the Braves
Home of Asia's Longest Zipline
Map of Bohol showing the location of Danao
Map of Bohol showing the location of Danao
Danao is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°01′N 124°16′E / 10.017°N 124.267°E / 10.017; 124.267Coordinates: 10°01′N 124°16′E / 10.017°N 124.267°E / 10.017; 124.267
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 2nd district of Bohol
Established March 16, 1961
Inaugurated July 9, 1961
Barangays 17
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Natividad R. Gonzaga (UNA)
 • Vice Mayor Louis Thomas R. Gonzaga (UNA)
 • Town Council Councillors
Lirio O. Vitor
Rodulfo B. Melencion
Joleos M. Coritico
Francis N. F. Sabijon
Ponciano A. Suter
Ruen M. Gonzaga
Zenas E. Cenabre
Teodorico D. Auxtero
 • Total 97.86 km2 (37.78 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 17,952
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
 • Languages Cebuano, Filipino, English, Spanish
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6344
Dialing code 38
Standard Geo. Code 071218000
Income class 5th class; rural

Danao is a fifth class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. The municipality is located approximately 95 kilometres (59 mi) northeast of the provincial capital, Tagbilaran City, and has land area of 9,786 hectares (24,180 acres). According to the 2010 census, it as a population of 17,952.[2] In the last 2010 national election, it has 9,987 registered voters.[3]


According to the Diccionario Español-Bisaya (1885), Danao means lago, laguna, pantano, estanque grande, avenida, campañas, etc. (lake, lagoon, freshet, large reservoir, arable land, field, etc.). Except that of a lake, all definitions of danao describe the municipality of Danao, with freshet being the most likely meaning. A freshet is either a sudden rise or overflow of a stream or river, or freshwater stream emptying into the sea.

The Isumod River flowing near the town center of Danao will suddenly overflow and inundate a large portion of the town. The river joins the Wahig River and empties into the sea.[4]


Danao is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.

  • Cabatuan
  • Cantubod
  • Carbon
  • Concepcion
  • Dagohoy
  • Hibale
  • Magtangtang
  • Nahud
  • Poblacion
  • Remedios
  • San Carlos
  • San Miguel
  • Santa Fe
  • Santo Niño
  • Tabok
  • Taming
  • Villa Anunciado


Population census of Danao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 12,671 —    
1995 14,042 +1.94%
2000 17,265 +4.53%
2007 17,716 +0.36%
2010 17,952 +0.48%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][5]


Elementary schools[edit]

  • Cabatuan Elementary School
  • Cantubod Elementary School
  • Carbon Primary School
  • Concepcion Elementary School
  • Dagohoy Elementary School
  • Danao Central Elementary School
  • Hibale Elementary School
  • Magtangtang Elementary School
  • Nahud Elementary School
  • Remedios Primary School
  • San Carlos Elementary School
  • San Miguel Primary School
  • Santa Fe Primary School
  • Santo Niño Primary School
  • Tabok Elementary School
  • Taming Elementary School
  • Villa Anunciado Primary School

High schools[edit]

  • Cantubod National High School
  • Danao National High School
  • Francisco Dagohoy Memorial High School[6]
  • Taming National High School


  • Dagohoy Historical Marker: A historical marker on Dagohoy's grave in the mountains installed in his honor. The Dagohoy Marker is located in barangay Magtangtang, was installed by the Philippine Historical Commission to honor the heroic deeds of Dagohoy. Magtangtang was Francisco Dagohoy's headquarters or hideout during the revolt. Hundreds of Dagohoy's followers preferred death inside the cave than surrender. Their skeletons still remain in the site.[7]


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