Fast Facts about Bohol

Homepage/ Website www.bohol.gov.ph
Time zone Standard Time; differs from Greenwich time by even number of hours
Land Area 4,117.26 sq. kilometers
Currency Philippine Peso (Pph)
Political Administrative 47 municipalities and one city
   Divisions Grouped into 3 congressional districts
Provincial Capital Tagbilaran City
Barangays/Villages 1,109
Location Central Philippines
Distance from Manila 556.16 nautical miles
Language Almost all Boholanos can speak and write the English language.
Topography Varies from level to steeply sloping, with land elevation ranging from 0 near 900 meters above sea level.
Climate Generally fair
Average Temperature January: 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 Ratio 101.6 males per 100 females
Average Annual
Population Growth Rate 2.92% (Census 1995-2000)
Rate of Natural Increase 21.54 per 1,000 population
Number of Households 209,588 (Census 2000)
Business/Industry Establishments Small                     6,574
   (NSO, 2000) Medium               319
Large                     12
Leading Non-Traditional Exports Prawns, Baskets, woven raffia
Leading Domestic Items Traded GI 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 Workers 17,337 (55% males)- NSO, 2000
Major Agri/Aqua Products Rice, Corn, cocnut, root crops, vegetables, fruits, poultry, fish, prawns, crabs, seaweeds
Communications (2001)
       Telephone lines 12,200
       Cellular Phone Firms 2
       Telecommunication Companies 6
        Radio stations (AM, FM) 5
        Cable stations 5
Money & Banking (Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) 2003 2002 2001 2000
Banks, Total Number 52 49
                 Private Commercial banks 14 11
                 Government banks 3 3
                  Thrift banks 26 26
                   Rural Bank 9 9
Total Bank Deposits (in million pesos) 7,574.40 7,043 5,797 5,749
                 Private Commercial Bank deposits 4,386.10 3,590 3,375 2,857
                Government Bank Deposits 1,566.20 1,462 1,104 1,204
                Thrift Bank Deposits 1,301.80 1,746 1,158 1,158
                Rural Bank Deposits 320 245 160 130
  Lending firms                                            65
Pawnshops 100 92 90 84
Income & Expenditure ( Source: FILES, NSO)
Ave Annual Family Income Php 77,291.00 (2000); 56,940 (1997);  38,187 (1994)
Ave Annual Family Expenditure Php 66,907.00 (2000); 50,754 (1997);  28,841 (1994)
Ave Annual Per Capita Income Php 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 Rate 63.59% (aApr 2005); 65.5% (Jan 2004)
Average Employment Rate 91.6% (Apr 2005); 87% (Jan 2004)
Visible Underemployment Rate 11% (Apr 2005); 19% (Jan 2004)
Inflation Rate 8.8% (12/05); 4.4% (5/04); 3.7(2003)
Purchasing Power of Peso Php0.71(Dec/05); Php0.71 (May/04); 0.59 (2003)

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