Antequera is an interior town located 19 kilometers from Tagbilaran City and lying northeast of Maribojoc. It used to be a barrio of Maribojoc before it became a municipality. A Spanish official gave it its name after his birthplace, Antequera, a city in Spain. Simeon Villas, one of the early settlers of the place became its first gobernadorcillo. As a barrio, Antequera used to be called Agad.
Antequera is well known for its native basketware. Every Sunday morning, you can visit the market of native products. After your visit to the market, it is a small walk down to the Mag-Aso falls for a refreshing dip in one of Bohol’s famous falls. The town is further known for its many caves.
|Antequera at a glance|
|Number of households:||2801|
|Land area:||8205 ha|
|Number of barangays:||21|
|Distance from Tagbilaran:||19 km|
|Villa Aurora (Canoc-oc)||757||167|
(Based on figures from the census of 2000)