Tagbilaran is the capital and a component city of the island paradise Province of Bohol. It is situated some 630 kilometers southeast of Manila and 72 kilometers south of Cebu City. Tagbilaran lies on the southwestern part of the province, and has a total land area of 3,270 hectares, including about thirteen kilometers of coastline.


The City forms an elongated strip, with ridges and rolling hills, two peaks rise on both ends, Elley Hill (100-meters) on the north and Banat-i (145-meters) on the south. There are 15 barangays comprising Tagbilaran, with an estimated population of 92,297 for the year 2007, with an annual growth rate of 3.2%. However, 41% of the entire population reside in the 4 urban barangays where trade and commerce are concentrated.