Bohol (island) facts for kids
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|Location||South East Asia|
|Rivers||Inabanga, Loboc, Abatan, Ipil|
|Area||3,269 km² (1,262 sq mi)|
|Density||384 /km² (995 /sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||not observed (UTC+8)|
The island of Bohol has an oval shape and is surrounded by 73 smaller islands; the larger of these small islands are Panglao, in the southwest in front of the city of Tagbilaran, and Lapining, in the northeast.
The main island of Bohol has an area of 3,269 km2 (1,262 sq mi) and a coastline of 261 km (162 mi). It lies southeast from Cebu Island across the Cebu Strait (sometimes called Bohol Strait) and southwest from Leyte, separated by the Camotes Sea and Canigao Channel. Bohol is also located north of Mindanao with the Bohol Sea or Mindanao Sea between them.
The main mountain range of the island is Sierra Bullones that is along the south coast. It begins near Loboc, goes to the east and then to the northeast to end near Candijay. The highest point of this range and in the entire province is Mount Mayana (870 m or 2,854 ft).
There are four main rivers that flow through Bohol:
- Loboc flows from the centre of the island to the southeastern coast.
- Inabanga, the largest river of the island, runs in the northwestern part of the province.
- Abatan flows in the southwest; and
- Ipil river flows in the north.
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