Map of Bohol with Antequera highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||1st district of Bohol|
|Founded||17 March 1876|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Jose Mario Pahang (LP)|
|• Vice mayor||Leo Jadulco|
|• Town Council|
|• Representative||Rene Relampagos|
|• Total||118.60 km2 (45.79 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||120/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||8,691|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)38|
|Income class||4th class|
Antequera is a 4th municipal income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines, at 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of Tagbilaran. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 14,425. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 8,691 registered voters.
Popular places of interest in Antequera are the weekly basket market and Mag-Aso Falls. The Mag-Aso falls, whose cascading waters run into natural pools, were greatly altered by the 2013 Bohol earthquake and even more so by flash floods caused by Tropical Storm Seniang in December 2014.
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 17 March 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 17 June 1949. On 10 January 1970, the municipality of San Isidro was formed, taking the barangays of Cambansag, Abehilan, and Baunos from Antequera.
Antequera comprises 21 barangays:
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|Population census of Antequera|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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
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