Balilihan


Balilihan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 16,837 people in 3,101 households.

The municipality of Balilihan is located in the interior part of Bohol. It is said to have been so called because of the grass (balili) which grew in abundance in the locality. Balilihan means “a place where plenty of grass grows.” It is said to have been organized as a municipality in the 1828. It used to be a part of Baclayon and was sparsely settled. The seat of government was in the then sitio of Bay-sa-Iring but was later transferred to the present site because of the scarcity of water in that area. In 1902, there was a move to fuse this town with Antequera but was vigorously opposed by the people. The following year, the municipality of Catigbian was annexed to Balilihan under Act No. 370 of the Philippine Commission. In 1879, it had a population of 5,998.

Balilihan at a glance
Population: 16837
Number of households: 3101
Land area: 15022 ha
Number of barangays: 31
Distance from Tagbilaran: 22 km
Barangay Population Households
Baucan Norte 647 126
Baucan Sur 815 140
Boctol 1078 198
Boyog Norte 278 49
Boyog Proper 217 43
Boyog Sur 332 64
Cabad 575 93
Candasig 575 102
Cantalid 475 82
Cantomimbo 543 93
Cogon 859 151
Datag Norte 541 105
Datag Sur 395 83
Del Carmen Este (Pob.) 625 110
Del Carmen Norte (Pob.) 727 134
Del Carmen Sur (Pob.) 512 95
Del Carmen Weste (Pob.) 773 155
Del Rosario 256 52
Dorol 726 148
Haguilanan Grande 782 136
Hanopol Este 325 66
Hanopol Norte 332 61
Hanopol Weste 278 51
Magsija 448 77
Maslog 369 73
Sagasa 492 96
Sal-ing 613 110
San Isidro 515 97
San Roque 593 109
Santo Niño 468 91
Tagustusan 673 111

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

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