Map of Bohol with Danao highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||2nd district of Bohol|
|Established||16 March 1961|
|Barangay||17 (see § Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Tom Gonzaga (UNA)|
|• Vice mayor||Jose Cepedoza|
|• Town Council|
|• Representative||Erico Aristotle Aumentado|
|• Total||162.76 km2 (62.84 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||12,212|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)38|
|Income class||4th class|
Danao is a fourth income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines, located 95 km (59 mi) northeast of Tagbilaran. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,890. In the 2016 election, it had 12,212 registered voters.
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 may suddenly overflow and inundate a large portion of the town. The river joins the Wahig river and empties into the sea.
Danao comprises 17 barangays:
|Population census of Danao|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Office|
- Eco, Extreme, and Educational Adventure Tour (EAT) Danao offers a great new experience of Bohol. One can soar across one of Bohol's most attractive gorges like a bird; raft or canoe on a river; explore caves; practise mountain climbing, both on a wall, and on real cliffs; and explore some of the wildest spots of the island.
- Dagohoy Historical Marker: A historical marker on Dagohoy's grave in the mountains installed in his honor. The Dagohoy Marker 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.
- "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- "Municipal: Danao, Bohol". PSA. Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
- PSA; Census of Population (2015), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay, retrieved 20 June 2016
- "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016.
- NSO; Census of Population and Housing (2010), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay, retrieved 29 June 2016
- NSO; Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City and Municipality, archived from the original on 24 June 2011
- Republic Act No. 10037 of 18 May 2010 Act separating the Danao National High School – Magtangtang Annex and converting it into an independent National High School to be known as Francisco Dagohoy Memorial High School. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
- "E.A.T. Danao". EatDanao.com. October 21, 2006. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
- "The Francisco Dagohoy Cave". Bohol-Philippines.com. October 21, 2006. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
Media related to Danao, Bohol at Wikimedia Commons