|Municipality of Danao|
Map of Bohol with Danao highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|Founded||16 March 1961|
|Barangays||17 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Tom Gonzaga|
|• Vice Mayor||Jose Cepedoza|
|• Congressman||Erico Aristotle Aumentado|
|• Electorate||12,212 voters (2016)|
|• Total||162.76 km2 (62.84 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)38|
|Climate type||Tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||80,280,553.32 (2016)|
Danao, officially the Municipality of Danao, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Danao; Tagalog: Bayan ng Danao), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,890 people.
According to the Diccionario Español-Bisaya (1866), danao means charca, 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 Authority|
- 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.
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