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This article is about the Philippine province. For other uses, see Bohol (disambiguation). Bohol
Lalawigan sa Bohol
Lalawigan ng Bohol
— Province —

Province of Bohol

Flag

Seal

Coordinates: 09°50′N 124°10′ECoordinates: 09°50′N 124°10′E

Country
Philippines

Region
Central Visayas(Region VII)

FoundedMarch 25, 1565
CapitalTagbilaran

Government
• TypeProvince of the Philippines
• Governor
Edgardo M. Chatto(Lakas-Kampi-CMD)

• Vice Governor
Concepcion O. Lim (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)

Area
• Province
4,117.26 km2(1,589.68 sq mi)
• Metro32.701 km2(12.626 sq mi)
Area rank26th out of 80

metro includesindependent cities;
see Tagbilaran City

Population (2009)
• Province
1,275,214
• Rank23rd out of 80
• Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
• Density rank30th out of 80
• Metro
94,484
• Metro density2,900/km2(7,500/sq mi)
Divisions
• Independent cities
0
• Component cities
1
• Municipalities
47
• Barangays
1109
• Districts
3
Time zone
PHT (UTC+8)

ZIP Code
6300-6346
Spoken languagesCebuano (Boholano),Tagalog, English

Websitewww.bohol.gov.ph

Bohol (Cebuano: Lalawigan sa Bohol), Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Bohol, is a first classisland province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region, consisting ofBohol Island and 75 minor surrounding islands.[1] Its capital is Tagbilaran City. With a land area of 4,117.26 square kilometres (1,589.68 sq mi) and a coastline 261 kilometres (162 mi) long, Bohol is the tenth largest island of the Philippines.[2] To the west of Bohol is Cebu, to the northeast is the island of Leyte and to the south, across the Bohol Sea is Mindanao. The province is a popular tourist destination with its beaches and resorts.[3] TheChocolate Hills, numerous mounds of limestone formation, is the most popular attraction. Panglao Island, located just southwest of Tagbilaran City, is famous for its diving locations and routinely listed as one of the top ten diving locations in the world. Numerous tourist resorts dot the southern beaches and cater to divers from around the world. The Philippine Tarsier, considered the second-smallest primate in the world, is indigenous to the island. Boholanos refer to their island homeland as the "Republic of Bohol" with both conviction and pride.[4] A narrow strait separates the island of Cebu and Bohol and both share a common language, but the Boholanos retain a conscious distinction from the Cebuanos. Bohol's climate is generally dry, with maximum rainfall between the months of June and October. The interior is cooler than the coast. It is the home province of Carlos P. Garcia, the eighth president of the Republic of the Philippines (1957–1961) who was born in Talibon, Bohol.[5]

Mainland Bohol is oval-shaped, having a gentle, rolling terrain. Bohol's mountainous interior is home to rare and endangered flora and fauna. At certain points, hills drop steeply to the coast from a maximum elevation of 870 metres (2,850 ft) above sea level. The interior uplands are fit for agro-forestry and high value agricultural production. The central and northern lowlands have also fertile grounds and abundant water supply. Over a hundred caves have been identified, the biggest of which is found in the eastern part which makes Bohol ideal for spelunking adventures.[13] Hills dominate the island of Bohol. Two ranges run roughly parallel on the northwest and the southeast. An interior plateau is dominated by limestone hills. In Carmen, Batuan and Sagbayan, these hills form near perfect cones in great numbers and are collectively referred to as the Chocolate Hills. The Chocolate Hills in Carmen, Bohol are considered one of Philippine's natural wonders and Bohol is often referred to as the Jewel of the Philippines. They are hills made of limestone left over from coral reefs during the ice age when the island was submerged. They turn brown during the summer, hence their name. White sandy beaches dot the coast...
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