Calape, Bohol

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Calape
Municipality
Center of Calape
Center of Calape
Map of Bohol with Calape highlighted
Map of Bohol with Calape highlighted
Calape is located in Philippines
Calape
Calape
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°53′N 123°53′E / 9.88°N 123.88°E / 9.88; 123.88Coordinates: 9°53′N 123°53′E / 9.88°N 123.88°E / 9.88; 123.88
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 1st district of Bohol
Founded 1802
Barangay
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Nelson Yu (LP)
 • Vice mayor Sulpicio Yu
 • Town Council
 • Representative Rene Relampagos
Area[2]
 • Total 75.36 km2 (29.10 sq mi)
Elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 30,863
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 20,449
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6328
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
Income class 3rd class
PSGC 071210000

Calape is a 3rd municipal income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines,[2] 41 kilometres (25 mi) north of Tagbilaran. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 30,863.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 20,449 registered voters.[4] The first settlers of Calape were said to be migrants from Cebu, and from other municipalities of Bohol.

Its name is derived from cape, referring to either a species of rattan or to the local varietal of coffee, Kape Barako, both of which still grow abundantly there to this day.

History[edit]

By the time Spaniards arrived, there was already a native settlement in Calape. In 1802, the Spanish governor of Cebu established it as an independent municipality.

In 1957, Abucayan Norte was created from the sitios of Cabulihan and Cabinong, and Abucayan Sur from the sitios of Rama and Bino. The sitios of Binogawan, Masonoy, Bentig, Cahayag, and Lawis were also constituted into barrios.

Geography[edit]

The town center faces the Cebu Strait on the western side of Bohol Island, about 41 kilometres (25 mi) from Tagbilaran. The jurisdiction of Calape includes the islands of Pangangan (eight barangays) and Mantatao, as well as two uninhabited islets, Poom Island and Basihan Island.

There are four rivers that flow through the territory: Tultugan and Liboron Rivers that drain into Calape Bay, and Calunasan and Abucayan Norte Rivers that drain into Tipcan Bay.

Most of the coastal area is a fairly level plain that gradually rises into rolling hills of coralline limestone. The highest point in Calape is Mount Candungao in the eastern portion of the town, with an elevation of 150 metres (500 ft) above sea level.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Calape comprises 33 barangays, of which 18 are coastal.

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
071210001 Abucayan Norte 4.5% 1,402 1,326 1.07%
071210002 Abucayan Sur 3.0% 912 786 2.87%
071210003 Banlasan 2.4% 736 755 −0.48%
071210004 Bentig 6.3% 1,949 1,797 1.56%
071210005 Binogawan 1.4% 428 466 −1.61%
071210006 Bonbon 4.2% 1,296 1,222 1.13%
071210007 Cabayugan 3.0% 920 880 0.85%
071210008 Cabudburan 1.6% 507 548 −1.47%
071210009 Calunasan 2.3% 718 798 −1.99%
071210010 Camias 1.5% 468 505 −1.44%
071210011 Canguha 1.0% 300 283 1.12%
071210012 Catmonan 4.4% 1,354 1,221 1.99%
071210013 Desamparados (Pob.) 2.5% 786 880 −2.13%
071210014 Kahayag 1.7% 530 512 0.66%
071210015 Kinabag‑an 2.1% 639 511 4.35%
071210016 Labuon 1.8% 542 562 −0.69%
071210017 Lawis 2.1% 635 617 0.55%
071210018 Liboron 4.7% 1,453 1,434 0.25%
071210019 Lo‑oc 1.5% 458 506 −1.88%
071210020 Lomboy 1.6% 488 490 −0.08%
071210021 Lucob 4.6% 1,431 1,330 1.40%
071210022 Madangog 2.3% 724 622 2.93%
071210023 Magtongtong 2.1% 639 404 9.12%
071210024 Mandaug 4.4% 1,358 1,451 −1.25%
071210025 Mantatao 2.8% 849 967 −2.45%
071210027 Sampoangon 1.3% 407 373 1.67%
071210028 San Isidro 7.1% 2,195 2,412 −1.78%
071210029 Santa Cruz (Pob.) 8.4% 2,590 2,401 1.45%
071210030 Sojoton 1.6% 491 664 −5.59%
071210031 Talisay 1.5% 470 415 2.40%
071210032 Tinibgan 2.2% 685 733 −1.28%
071210033 Tultugan 2.9% 900 830 1.55%
071210034 Ulbujan 5.2% 1,603 1,445 2.00%
Total 30,863 30,146 0.45%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Calape
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 24,608 —    
1995 26,051 +1.07%
2000 27,921 +1.50%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 29,786 +0.90%
2010 30,146 +0.44%
2015 30,863 +0.45%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][6][7]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 20,449 registered voters, meaning that 66% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Religion[edit]

92% of Calape's population is Roman Catholic. The remaining 8% is divided among other religious groups.

Gallery[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipal: Calape, Bohol". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Topography". Municipality of Calape. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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