Bohol: Profile of the island province

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The oval-shaped island of Bohol is the 10th largest among the 7,107 islands of the Philippine archipelago.

Bohol is located about 700 kilometers south of Manila, the Philippine capital, and is about 70 kilometers southeast of Mactan island in Cebu province.

As a province, Bohol is part of Central Visayas region. The mainly Cebuano speaking region is composed of the provinces of Negros Oriental, Cebu, Bohol and Siquijor.

Profile of Bohol

Capital:                    Tagbilaran City
City/towns:              1 city/47 towns
Provincial day:        22 July
Total land area:      4,117.26 sq km (1,589.68 sq mi)
Coastline:                261 km (162 mi)
Population:              1,230,110 (2007 census)
Languages/dialect: Cebuano, Tagalog and English; Boholano, the native dialect
Dialing code:          +63 32
Time zone:              GMT +8hrs
Climate:                   Type IV (no very pronounced max rain period and no dry season)

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