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|
|Number of households:||3072|
|Land area:||6110 ha|
|Number of barangays:||16|
|Distance from Tagbilaran:||99 km|