|Municipality of Alicia|
Map of Bohol with Alicia highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|Founded||18 January 1950|
|Barangays||15 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Marnilou Ayuban|
|• Vice Mayor||Victoriano Torres|
|• Congressman||Arthur Yap|
|• Electorate||13,423 voters (2016)|
|• Total||114.50 km2 (44.21 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||210/km2 (530/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)38|
|Climate type||Tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||75,012,399.32 (2016)|
Alicia, officially the Municipality of Alicia, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Alicia; Tagalog: Bayan ng Alicia), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,517 people.
Alicia celebrates its town fiesta on 26 July in honor of Saint Joachim.
In the mid-19th century Alicia was one of the three largest 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 the watchful eye of 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, which was renamed Alicia after Alicia Syquia, the wife of president Elpidio Quirino. She and three of their children were massacred by the Japanese in 1945.
Alicia comprises 15 barangays:
|Population census of Alicia|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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- Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
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- "Province of Bohol". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
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