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Bohol, Philippines

by WCC on May 3, 2012

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Bohol is an island province in the Philippines with the capital Tagbilaran and has 1,255,128 inhabitants (as of 1 May 2010). It is the tenth largest island of the archipelago and is located in the center of the island group Visayas .

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Bohol

Bohol is an island province (area 4117 km ┬▓) in the Visayas , which together with the other two groups of Luzon in the north and Mindanao in the south, the island nation of the Philippines is. It lies southeast of Cebu , southwest of the island of Leyte and to the north of Mindanao . The Visayas is divided into three regions, Western Visayas , Central Visayas and Eastern Visayas . Bohol is one of the Central Visayas (Region VII).

The main island of Bohol, with an area of 3,864 square kilometers and a coastline of 332 km, the tenth largest island of the Philippines. She is surrounded by 70 smaller islands, the largest of the island Lapinin is. The two bridges associated with Tagbilaran City Island Panglao is the most developed tourist region of Bohol. The south shore of the 54 km distant can Camiguin recognize his outstanding volcano, which is already expected to Mindanao. The island is hilly and covered with limestone throughout. At the edge of the island has mountains, like Central mountain ranges. The entire interior is a large plateau.

Sandy beaches, there are few in Bohol, however, are on the island of Panglao, in Anda (Bohol) , and in Guindulman , of the highest grade of white sand and turquoise water. The rest of the coast of Bohol’s cliffs and steep slopes drawn, which are only partly for a swim. In the north of the island lies the Danajon reef system , the largest coral reef system in the Philippines, which also includes the Olango archipelago belongs. The northern and eastern coast of the island have numerous bays, in these there are large tidal flats and mangrove forests . These are partially protected, as in the Cogtong Bay . The west coast borders the Strait of Cebu , in it lies the island of Cabilao .

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