Bohol

Bohol (bôhôlˈ) [key], island (1990 pop. 948,403), 1,491 sq mi (3,862 sq km), the Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands, SW of Leyte. It is a major corn-producing area. Rice, cacao, and hemp are also grown, and manganese and copper are mined. The island suffered significant damage in an earthquake in Oct., 2013. Bohol prov. comprises the main island and several offshore islands; its capital is at Tagbilaran.

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