Valencia, Bohol

Valencia
Municipality
Municipality of Valencia
Valencia welcome arch
Valencia welcome arch
Official seal of Valencia
Seal
Map of Bohol with Valencia highlighted
Map of Bohol with Valencia highlighted
Valencia is located in Philippines
Valencia
Valencia
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°37′N 124°12′E / 9°37′N 124°12′E / 9.62; 124.2
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
District3rd District
Founded1867
Barangays35 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorMaria Katrina Lim
 • Vice MayorCalixto Garcia
 • CongressmanArthur Yap
 • Electorate15,245 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total116.67 km2 (45.05 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total27,126
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code6306
PSGC071247000
IDD:area code+63 (0)38
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)95,583,491.86 (2016)

Valencia, officially the Municipality of Valencia, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Valencia; Tagalog: Bayan ng Valencia), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 27,126 people.[3]

It is on the southern coast of Bohol, 42 kilometres (26 mi) from Tagbilaran.

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

Valencia is the birthplace of former Executive Secretary Juan Pajo.

History

Its former name used to be Panangatan, which comes from the root word sang-at, meaning "to put up on an elevated place". This referred to the practice of fishermen from Dimiao and Lila who would put up (sang-at) their boats on the banks of the Panangatan River when taking shelter during the southwest monsoons. Here nipa palms grew along the river, preventing the boats from being washed away by the waves.

Panangatan remained part of Dimiao until 1867. That year a Spanish priest was assigned to the place and it became a separate municipality. The priest gave it a new name, naming after his birthplace in Spain. In 1879 Valencia had a population of 7,009.

Other Languages
Bikol Central: Valencia, Bohol
Chavacano de Zamboanga: Valencia, Bohol
français: Valencia (Bohol)
Bahasa Indonesia: Valencia, Bohol
Kapampangan: Valencia, Bohol
Nederlands: Valencia (Bohol)
Pangasinan: Valencia, Bohol