Bohol is an island province of the Philippines with the capital Tagbilaran and has about 1.014.800 inhabitants.

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Bohol in den Philippinen
Bohol in the Philippines

Bohol is an island province within the Visayas, which form the island state of the Philippines together with the other two groups of Luzon in the north and Mindanao in the south . It lies southeast of Cebu, southwest the island Leyte and north of Mindanao. The Visayas is divided in 3 regions Western Visayas, cent ral Visayas and Eastern Visayas. Bohol belongs to the cent ral Visayas (region VII).

Bohol is with a surface of 4.117 km ² and oneCoastal length of 261 km the tenth-largest island of the Philippines. The Hauptinsel is surrounded by 70 smaller islands, whose largest Panglao is opposite of Tagbilaran town center and Lapining in the northeast. From the south coast one can recognize 54 km the distant Camiguin with its projecting volcano,that to Mindanao is already counted.

The island is throughout hilly and with limestone covered. At the edge of the island there are centralmountainsimilar mountain courses. The entire inside is a large plateau.

There are beaches only on the Bohol pre-aged island Panglao. These are however from very bestQuality. White sand and door gravel farbenes water. The coast Bohol is drawn of cliffs and schroffen slopes, which are suitable only conditionally for bathing. In the north of the island, at the coast around the quirligen place Ubay it gives hundreds smaller islands and sand banksReefs. Unfortunately the reefs are destroyed by a Taifun into the 1980er years.


Bohol is afflicted extremely rarely contrary to Luzon and the northern part of the Visayas by the destructive Taifunen. If Taifune sweep over the island, they do thisusually fast. Besides they already lost their Kraft at the mountain ranges on Leyte and Samar.

From November to April “mild” temperatures prevail around 28°C and it come more rarely to showers. At night it “cools down” on 25°C. The summer lasts from May to July andhigher temperatures and a high air humidity with itself brings. For the time of August until Octobers the weather is unforeseeable: Beautiful weeks are interrupted by rain days.


Bohol is in 47 municipalities (municipalities) and a city partitions.




Bohol Detailkarte
Bohol detail map
  • Alburquerque
  • Alicia
  • Anda
  • Antequera
  • Baclayon
  • Balilihan
  • asking SCN
  • Bien UNIDO
  • Bilar
  • Buenavista
  • Calape
  • Candijay
  • Carmen
  • Catigbian
  • Clarin
  • Corella
  • Cortes
  • Dagohoy
  • Danao
  • Dauis
  • Dimiao
  • Duero
  • Garcia Hernandez
  • Guindulman
  • Inabanga
  • Jagna
  • Jetafe (Getafe)
  • Lila
  • Loay
  • Loboc
  • Loon
  • Mabini
  • Maribojoc
  • Panglao
  • Pilar
  • Pres. Carlo's P. Garcia (Pitogo)
  • Sagbayan (Borja)
  • San Isidro
  • San Miguel
  • Sevilla
  • Sierra Bullones
  • Sikatuna
  • Talibon
  • Trinidad
  • Tubigon
  • Ubay
  • Valencia

language and religion

the host language on Bohol is the Boholano, a dialect of the Cebuano. In addition, English and Tagalogabout many native ones are understood.

As on the whole Philippines most inhabitants of Roman-catholic faith are, also different Christian faith directions such as protest anti-mash or the Iglesia Cristo never occur.


1200 - first settlement Bohol of Mindanao from

1526 - Ferdinand Magellanreached as first Europeans the Philippines

1546 - first attempt of Spain, on the Philippines foot to seize (with Cebu)

1565 - Miguel Lopez de Legazpi could defeat itself with the Boholanern Datu Sikatuna of Bool and Datu Sigala of Loboc groups and the Cebuaner. For the first timethe Spanish king is recognized as head.

1600 - Jesuiten begin to katholisieren the country

1622 - bloodily down struck rebellion of the native

1744 - rebellion against Spain under Francisco Dagohoy

1827 - back conquest Bohols by the Spaniards under Jose Lazaro Cairo

1900 - thoseAmerican under major Henry resounds reaches Bohol and took the island (like the remainder of the Philippines) as colony of the Spaniards, against the resistance of the Philippines in possession.

1942 - Japanese occupied Bohol

1945 - Americans drive the Japanese Besetzer out of Bohol

1957 - 1960The Boholaner Carlo Polistico Garcia is a president of the Republic of the Philippines

since that 10. March 1917 is Bohol an independent province

objects of interest

Chocolate-Hills auf Bohol.
Chocolate Hills on Bohol.

Bohol with its beaches and Resorts is a in demand routistic destination. The Chocolate Hills makes a singular attraction(``chocolate hills ``) out, a bizarres area from 1.268 conical limestone hills, whose height between 40 and 120 meters varies.

There are two explanations for this geological formation, which extends over some square kilometers. We begin first with the native legends.

First tells of the fighttwo giants, that threw themselves several-day-long with stones and sand, before them exhausted tiredly and friendship closed and the island left. Did not clear up they the battleground however, otherwise today no Chocolate Hills would give. Second is more romantic. Arogo, a young and strong giant, fell in loveitself in Aloya, a completely usual mortal one and daughter of a native chieftain. Their death fallow it the heart and Arogo cried bitterlich. The proof of its deep mourning are the Chocolate Hills, because the tears became hills.

The geological interpretation can prove that itself before someMillions years the whole area in a shallow water area found. Korallen and other sea inhabitants stored in current and growth-caused ranges their remnants off. After dropping the sea level, various elevations and lowerings of the soil, causes among other things by Subduktion and the material arrived to secondary volcanic events at thoseSurface. The erosion began its play and created in this way the impressing hill landscape. A quite similar, perfectly unknown and much smaller region exists on Negros.

The name results from clearing the last centuries. Since then a resistant grass vegetation has itself (supposed Ilang Ilang grass)broadly made, which dries up in the drying time and which chocolate brown hill - with much sympathetic consideration approximately - colors.

For bathing, dipping and snorkels, the fantastic beaches on that, over a bridge offer themselves connected island Panglao. Above all the White Beach, holds with everyonePostcards motive also. Hotels are present in all categories. Dipping schools offer each kind of trips. Motorcycles, for trips to the Wasserfällen (see below) or to the Chocolate Hills (s.o.) can be rented by native ones.

For the lovers Bohol offers of historical buildings and places the oldestPhilippine buildings from the Spanish colonial age on. Received still old awake towers, monastery (Baclayon Church) are and in Loboc still the church in differently places.

In addition the Hindanan coast, the Tuntunan Wasserfall and the like Aso of cases is worth seeing. Grotte worth seeing and the routistic intensively marketedHinagdanan with its recreating, underground lake lies on Panglao.

Flora and fauna

of the Philippines Koboldmaki (Tarsius syrichta) belong to the smaller Primatenarten. It reaches straight once strong double fist size and a weight around 150 G. They are night-actively - in particular inthe dawn time - and equipped with immovable, large eyes, which constitute nearly ¼ their face. But they can turn their head into both directions around 180°. Since the sense of smell is not particularly pronounced, they use additionally their independently alignable ears for the detection of insects.They induce themselves frog-like from branch to branch (up to 3 m distance) jumping and can put back at one night up to 1.5 km. During the day they sleep hidden in the shade at trunks and in branch forkings. Any disturbance, like e.g. taking up for in and foreign, Stress represents tourists for photographing for the animals, particularly since they are disturbed in their necessary dwell phase. In shank they diminish therefore and die after few months.

The Philippine Tarsier Foundation made itself therefore the task, it in a 134 hectar of largeReservation between Corella and Sikatanu to protect 15 km northeast from Tagbilaran at the foot of the Chocolate Hills (s.o.) against accesses. “Father” of this idea is Carlito Pizzaras, the “Tarsier man of Bohol”. Already before 40 years, as a small boy, he spent himself from the usual huntthe Koboldmakis off and began to investigate their habits gradually.



Daily several high-speed ferries between Cebu town center and Tagbilaran operate. The ships of the society Ocean jet offer the 2 hour passage with Economy and Business Classon. There are connections of Tagbilaran also after Dumaguete, Dapitan, Larena and Hilongos.

Web on the left of: * - homepage of the Ocean jet Inc. *


Since center 2004 also again airliners operate to the small airport of Tagbilaran. Becomes daily Tagbilaran of Manila out with Cebu Pacific and Philippine airlines approached.

Web on the left of: * - homepage von Philippine airlines *

Web on the left of: * - homepage von Cebu Pacific *


There is a car ferry from Cebu to Tagbilaran. However the passage is complicated and notto recommend. In Tagbilaran and on Panglao however rented cars (recommended with driver) can be rented for any time interval. Prices must be negotiated.


rice, sugars, Zuckerrohr, Palay and grain are the agricultural products Bohols.

Manganese, loam and Seem to limestone in the form of Bodenschätzen.

Bohol and above all the small pre-aged island Panglao for the tourism are opened increasingly. Beside Cebu, Boracay and Puerta Galera Bohol in the last years up-did.

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coordinates: 9° 53 ' 4 " N, 124° 12 '60 " E

Regions and Provincen of the Visayas
Western Visayas: Aklan | Antique | Capiz | Guimaras | Iloilo | Negros Occidental | Palawan
cent ral Visayas: Bohol | Cebu | Negros Oriental | Siquijor
Eastern Visayas: Biliran | Eastern Samar | Leyte | Northern Samar | Samar | Southern Leyte

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