Sagbayan, Bohol

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Map of Bohol with Sagbayan highlighted
Map of Bohol with Sagbayan highlighted
Sagbayan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°55′N 124°06′E / 9.917°N 124.100°E / 9.917; 124.100Coordinates: 09°55′N 124°06′E / 9.917°N 124.100°E / 9.917; 124.100
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 2nd district of Bohol
Incorporated February 9, 1949
Barangays 24
 • Mayor Ricardo L. Suarez
 • Total 96.75 km2 (37.36 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 20,091
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6331
Dialing code 38
Income class 5th class

Sagbayan is a fifth class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 20,091 people.[2]

Its main attraction is Sagbayan Peak, which is an observation platform and children's playground overlooking a scenic valley. While some similar hill formations are visible, it is not within the main Chocolate Hills area.

Sagbayan means "place for hanging", coming from the root word sagbay, which means "to hang" and referred to the practice of hanging deer hides on trees to dry after hunting expeditions.[1]


Sagbayan is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.

  • Calangahan
  • Canmano
  • Canmaya Centro
  • Canmaya Diot
  • Dagnawan
  • Kabasacan
  • Kagawasan
  • Katipunan
  • Langtad
  • Libertad Norte
  • Libertad Sur
  • Mantalongon
  • Poblacion
  • Sagbayan Sur
  • San Agustin
  • San Antonio
  • San Isidro
  • San Ramon
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente Norte
  • San Vicente Sur
  • Santa Catalina
  • Santa Cruz
  • Ubojan


Sagbayan was formerly part of the surrounding municipalities of Clarin, Inabanga, Carmen, and Balilihan. It was formed into a separate town by an Executive Order of President Elpidio Quirino on February 9, 1949, and named Borja, in honor of Salustiano Borja, the first elected civil governor of the Province of Bohol.[1] It reverted to its original name in 1957.[3]

On October 15, 2013, Sagbayan was the epicenter of an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 Mw. The town suffered 12 fatalities and damage to almost 1,000 homes, including total destruction of its town hall.[4]


Population census of Sagbayan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 15,364 —    
1995 16,488 +1.33%
2000 18,346 +2.32%
2007 19,399 +0.77%
2010 20,091 +1.28%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][5]


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