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Valencia, Bohol

Valencia is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines.

According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 28,043 people.

Valencia is on the southern coast of Bohol. It is forty-two kilometers from the capital. Its former name is said to be "Panangatan," which is derived from "Sang-at", meaning to put up on an elevated place. It is said that many years ago, on windy days, fishermen from Dimiao and Lila used to seek shelter at the mouth of the Panangatan River when the southwest monsoon was very strong. Here they would put up (sang-at) their boats on the banks of the river where nipa palms grew in order to prevent them from being washed away by the waves. When the Spaniards came, Panangatan was still a part of Dimiao. It was separated in 1867, the year a Spanish priest was assigned to the municipality. The priest gave it the new name, after that of a seaport city in Spain. In 1879 Valencia had a population of 7,009.

The principal industries of the people today are weaving, pot making, and fishing. The most important products are coconuts, rice, corn and fish. It is in this town that the Badiang Health Resort is found—a popular resort which attracts excursionists and foreign visitors.

For the education of the children there are elementary schools in the poblacion and in the barrios. For their secondary education, students may go to the Valencia High School, a public school.

The market day, locally known as Tabu is held weekly every Sunday. Local produce such as fresh fruits, vegetable, fresh meat and live poultry are sold. The days of this weekly community occasion differ from town to town.

Valencia is the birthplace of former Executive Secretary Juan Pajo.


Valencia is politically subdivided into 35 barangays.

* Adlawan

* Anas

* Anonang

* Anoyon

* Balingasao

* Botong

* Buyog

* Canduao Occidental

* Canduao Oriental

* Canlusong

* Canmanico

* Cansibao

* Catug-an

* Cutcutan

* Danao

* Genoveva

* Ginopolan

* La Victoria

* Lantang

* Limocon

* Loctob

* Magsaysay

* Marawis

* Maubo

* Nailo

* Omjon

* Pangi-an

* Poblacion Occidental (Sawang)

* Poblacion Oriental (Sur)

* Simang

* Taug

* Tausion

* Taytay

* Ticum

* Banderahan




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