Fast Facts about Bohol

Homepage/ Websitewww.bohol.gov.ph
Time zoneStandard Time; differs from Greenwich time by even number of hours
Land Area4,117.26 sq. kilometers
CurrencyPhilippine Peso (Pph)
Political Administrative47 municipalities and one city
   DivisionsGrouped into 3 congressional districts
Provincial CapitalTagbilaran City
Barangays/Villages1,109
LocationCentral Philippines
Distance from Manila556.16 nautical miles
LanguageAlmost all Boholanos can speak and write the English language.
TopographyVaries from level to steeply sloping, with land elevation ranging from 0 near 900 meters above sea level.
ClimateGenerally fair
Average TemperatureJanuary: 22.9-25.9o Celsius/73-78o Fahrenheit
July: 23.9-26.79o Celsius/75-80o Fahrenheit
Population (2000 Census)1,139,130 (Province)
77,700       (City)
Sex Ratio101.6 males per 100 females
Average Annual
Population Growth Rate2.92% (Census 1995-2000)
Rate of Natural Increase21.54 per 1,000 population
Number of Households209,588 (Census 2000)
Business/Industry EstablishmentsSmall                     6,574
   (NSO, 2000)Medium               319
Large                     12
Leading Non-Traditional ExportsPrawns, Baskets, woven raffia
Leading Domestic Items TradedGI sheets, limestone, handicraft, marine products, rice, banana, cattle, hog, mangoes, fish, copra, semi-dried seaweeds
Tourists Arrival (2005)187,991 of which 7% foreign (per DOT records)
393,949 (per Bohol Tourism Office)
Total Overseas Workers17,337 (55% males)- NSO, 2000
Major Agri/Aqua ProductsRice, Corn, cocnut, root crops, vegetables, fruits, poultry, fish, prawns, crabs, seaweeds
Communications (2001)
       Telephone lines12,200
       Cellular Phone Firms2
       Telecommunication Companies6
        Radio stations (AM, FM)5
        Cable stations5
Money & Banking (Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas)2003200220012000
Banks, Total Number5249
                 Private Commercial banks1411
                 Government banks33
                  Thrift banks2626
                   Rural Bank99
Total Bank Deposits (in million pesos)7,574.407,0435,7975,749
                 Private Commercial Bank deposits4,386.103,5903,3752,857
                Government Bank Deposits1,566.201,4621,1041,204
                Thrift Bank Deposits1,301.801,7461,1581,158
                Rural Bank Deposits320245160130
  Lending firms                                           65
Pawnshops100929084
Income & Expenditure ( Source: FILES, NSO)
Ave Annual Family IncomePhp 77,291.00 (2000); 56,940 (1997);  38,187 (1994)
Ave Annual Family ExpenditurePhp 66,907.00 (2000); 50,754 (1997);  28,841 (1994)
Ave Annual Per Capita IncomePhp 16,478.00 (2000); 12,853 (1997);    8,533 (1994)
Ave Annual Per Capita Exp.Php 14,364.00 (2000); 11,410 (1997);     6,444 (1994)
Employment  (Source: NSO)
Labor Force Participation Rate63.59% (aApr 2005); 65.5% (Jan 2004)
Average Employment Rate91.6% (Apr 2005); 87% (Jan 2004)
Visible Underemployment Rate11% (Apr 2005); 19% (Jan 2004)
Inflation Rate8.8% (12/05); 4.4% (5/04); 3.7(2003)
Purchasing Power of PesoPhp0.71(Dec/05); Php0.71 (May/04); 0.59 (2003)

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