Danao, Bohol

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Danao
Municipality
Municipality of Danao
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
Founded 16 March 1961
Barangays 17 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Tom Gonzaga
 • Vice Mayor Jose Cepedoza
 • Congressman Erico Aristotle Aumentado
 • Electorate 12,212 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 162.76 km2 (62.84 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 17,890
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6344
PSGC 071218000
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.[3]

Etymology[edit]

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.[4]

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
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 7,362—    
1975 8,447+2.80%
1980 10,298+4.04%
1990 12,671+2.10%
1995 14,042+1.94%
2000 17,265+4.53%
2007 17,716+0.36%
2010 17,952+0.48%
2015 17,890−0.07%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 12,212 registered voters, meaning that 68% of the population are aged 18 and over.[8]

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.[10]
  • 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.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Bohol". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 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. ^ de la Encarnacion 1866.
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  7. ^ "Province of Bohol". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  9. ^ Republic Act No. 10037 (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 (PDF), retrieved 4 March 2015 
  10. ^ EatDanao.com 2006.
  11. ^ Bohol-Philippines.com 2006.

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