Map of Bohol with Sagbayan highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||2nd district of Bohol|
|9 February 1949
21 June 1957
|Barangay||24 (see § Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Ricardo Legaspi Suarez (LP)|
|• Vice mayor||Charito Lao|
|• Town Council|
|• Total||96.75 km2 (37.36 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)38|
|Income class||5th class|
Its main attraction is Sagbayan Peak, which is a tourism site with
- fast food outlet
- observation platform
- children's playground
overlooking a scenic valley. While some similar hill formations are visible, it is not within the main Chocolate Hills area.
Sagbayan means "place for hanging", coming from the root word sagbay, which means "to hang" and referred to the practice of hanging deer hides on trees to dry after hunting expeditions.
Sagbayan comprises 24 barangays:
- Canmaya Centro
- Canmaya Diot
- Libertad Norte
- Libertad Sur
- Sagbayan Sur
- San Agustin
- San Antonio
- San Isidro
- San Ramon
- San Roque
- San Vicente Norte
- San Vicente Sur
- Santa Catalina
- Santa Cruz
Sagbayan was formerly part of the surrounding municipalities of Clarin, Inabanga, Carmen, and Balilihan. It was formed into a separate town by an Executive Order of President Elpidio Quirino on 9 February 1949, and named Borja, in honor of Salustiano Borja, the first elected civil governor of the Province of Bohol. It reverted to its original name in 1957.
|Population census of Sagbayan|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
- "Municipality of Sagbayan". Province of Bohol. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
- Republic Act No. 1741 of 21 June 1957 An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of Borja, Province of Bohol, to Sagbayan
- "SitRep No. 35 re Effects of Magnitude 7.2 Sagbayan, Bohol Earthquake" (PDF). National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. November 3, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
- "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007" (PDF). National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2011.