Valencia welcome arch
Map of Bohol with Valencia highlighted
| • ||Maria Katrina Lim (|
|• Vice mayor||Calixto Garcia|
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|• Total||116.67 km2 (45.05 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||230/km2 (600/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||15,245|
Valencia is a
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.
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
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