Baclayon is a 5th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 14,996 people in 2,978 households.

Baclayon is in the eastern part of Bohol. It is the first municipality to be established in Bohol by the Spaniards and formerly comprised its present territory and those belonging now to Corella, Sikatuna, Alburquerque and Balilihan. This municipality was originally called Bacayan because travellers used to detour (bacay) around a rocky cliff along the shore about half kilometer from the municipal building in order to avoid going over the top of the cliff. The town was founded in 1595 by two Jesuit priests, Fr. Juan de Torres and Fr. Gabriel Sanchez who also built a stone church which is now considered as the oldest stone church in the country. In 1879, Baclayon had a population of 11,142.

Baclayon at a glance
Population: 14996
Number of households: 2978
Land area: 3402 ha
Number of barangays: 17
Distance from Tagbilaran: 7 km
Barangay Population Households
Buenaventura 424 82
Cambanac 310 79
Dasitam 742 134
Guiwanon 845 162
Landican 531 107
Laya 757 157
Libertad 769 155
Montana 1239 246
Pamilacan 1258 242
Payahan 635 111
Poblacion 1863 360
San Isidro 557 107
San Roque 1028 222
San Vicente 1081 209
Santa Cruz 1032 198
Taguihon 1186 252
Tanday 739 155

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

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