Danao, Bohol

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Danao
Municipality
Danao, Bohol
Danao, Bohol
Map of Bohol with Danao highlighted
Map of Bohol with Danao highlighted
Danao is located in Philippines
Danao
Danao
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°01′N 124°16′E / 10.02°N 124.27°E / 10.02; 124.27Coordinates: 10°01′N 124°16′E / 10.02°N 124.27°E / 10.02; 124.27
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 2nd district of Bohol
Established 16 March 1961
Barangay 17 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Tom Gonzaga (UNA)
 • Vice mayor Jose Cepedoza
 • Town Council
 • Representative Erico Aristotle Aumentado
Area[2]
 • Total 162.76 km2 (62.84 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 17,890
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Voter (2016)[4] 12,212
 • Language Cebuano
Filipino
English
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6344
IDD : area code +63 (0)38
Income class 4th class
PSGC 071218000

Danao is a fourth income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines,[2] located 95 km (59 mi) northeast of Tagbilaran. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,890.[3] In the 2016 election, it had 12,212 registered voters.[4]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Barangays[edit]

Danao comprises 17 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.


2015[3] 2010[5]
071218001 Cabatuan 8.0% 1,428 1,353 1.03%
071218002 Cantubod 5.9% 1,047 1,061 −0.25%
071218003 Carbon 2.1% 384 513 −5.37%
071218004 Concepcion 9.1% 1,623 1,566 0.68%
071218005 Dagohoy 3.7% 659 685 −0.73%
071218006 Hibale 4.7% 843 856 −0.29%
071218007 Magtangtang 7.0% 1,256 1,422 −2.34%
071218008 Nahud 5.4% 966 855 2.35%
071218009 Poblacion 19.2% 3,434 3,296 0.78%
071218010 Remedios 7.2% 1,288 1,220 1.04%
071218011 San Carlos 6.5% 1,170 1,236 −1.04%
071218012 San Miguel 3.1% 559 499 2.19%
071218013 Santa Fe 3.2% 567 526 1.44%
071218014 Santo Niño 4.0% 719 748 −0.75%
071218015 Tabok 5.3% 946 1,060 −2.14%
071218016 Taming 5.2% 932 863 1.48%
071218017 Villa Anunciado 0.6% 112 150 −5.41%
TOTAL 17,890 17,952 −0.07%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Danao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 12,671 —    
1995 14,042 +1.94%
2000 17,265 +4.53%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 17,716 +0.36%
2010 17,952 +0.48%
2015 17,890 −0.07%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][5][6]

In the 2016 election, it had 12,212 registered voters, meaning that 68% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Education[edit]

Tourism[edit]

  • 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.[8]
  • 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.[9]

Galleries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipal: Danao, Bohol". PSA. Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d PSA; Census of Population (2015), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay, retrieved 20 June 2016 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ a b NSO; Census of Population and Housing (2010), "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)", Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay, retrieved 29 June 2016 
  6. ^ 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 
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "E.A.T. Danao". EatDanao.com. October 21, 2006. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Francisco Dagohoy Cave". Bohol-Philippines.com. October 21, 2006. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 

External links[edit]

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