San Miguel, Bohol
San Miguel, Bohol
Map of Bohol with San Miguel highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||2nd district of Bohol|
|Formed||14 March 1961|
|Barangay||18 (see § Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Manay Mendez (LP)|
|• Vice mayor||Faustino Bulaga|
|• Town Council|
|• Representative||Erico Aristotle Aumentado|
|• Total||123.29 km2 (47.60 sq mi)|
|• Land||104.04 km2 (40.17 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||200/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)38|
|Income class||4th class|
San Miguel is a 4th municipal income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 24,135. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 14,040 registered voters.
San Miguel is located in the northern interior of the province. It is 86 kilometers (two to three hours bus ride) from Tagbilaran with a total land area of 12,329 hectares (30,466 acres) bounded in the north by the municipality of Trinidad, in the south by the municipality of Dagohoy, in the west municipality of Danao and in the east by the municipality of Ubay.
San Miguel has eighteen barangays and has an estimated population of more than 24,000. The western portion of the municipality is generally hilly while the eastern portions are level lands primarily cultivated for agriculture.
The Municipality was established in July 1961 by virtue of Executive Order No. 423 dated 14 March 1961. Its mother town is the municipality of Trinidad which also was formerly barrio Ipil of the Municipality of Talibon. The seat of government in the San Miguel was formerly Cambangay Sur which was formerly a part of Talibon when the latter became a pueblo during the Spanish regime.
The place which is now the town site was one a forest area teeming with all kinds of games. The early years of American regime saw the migration of a handful of natives from Ipil which was settlement in the north along the Ipil River. The search for greener pastures brought more settlers into the area. The bulk of migrants came from the municipality of Loon.
San Miguel got its name from St. Michael the Archangel, the town's patron saint.
San Miguel comprises 18 barangays:
|PSGC||Barangay||Population||±% p.a.||Area||PD 2015|
|Population census of San Miguel|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Since its township, 9 mayors have been elected into office.
- "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- "Municipal: San Miguel, Bohol". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
- "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016.
- Executive Order No. 423, s. 1961 of 14 March 1961 Creating the Municipality of San Miguel in the province of Bohol. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
- "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
- "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011.
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