Anda is a 5th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 17,863 people in 3,072 households. Anda has sandy white beaches excellent for sun worshipers and snorkelers. Other places to discover is the shrine of the miraculous woman named Potenciana “Inday” Saranza, Anda’s saint and the rock painting found in Lamanok point abode of the stone aged people.

Originally, the municipality was called Quinali due to the characteristic land formation of sand, gravel and corals that filed layer after layer amassed by seawaves since time immemorial. Once a barrio of Guindulman, it was made into a municipality on March 12, 1875 and was renamed “Anda” which means walking and moving (to posterity).

It is located on a small peninsula at the eastern tip of Bohol, 99 kilometers from Tagbilaran City.

Anda at a glance
Population: 17863
Number of households: 3072
Land area: 6110 ha
Number of barangays: 16
Distance from Tagbilaran: 99 km
Barangay Population Households
Almaria 386 73
Bacong 2058 402
Badiang 1817 241
Buenasuerte 478 70
Candabong 2164 369
Casica 462 86
Katipunan 684 102
Linawan 1105 184
Lundag 1087 165
Poblacion 1286 247
Santa Cruz 1151 188
Suba 1215 228
Talisay 1135 205
Tanod 643 102
Tawid 785 154
Virgen 1407 256

Posted on May 17, 2011, in Anda, Municipalities and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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