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Candijay is a in the province of, Philippines. According to the, it has a population of.Candijay is home to the Bohol Island State University (BISU) School of Fisheries offering college courses related to modern fishing methods and fish preservation. It also has educational facilities for elementary and secondary levels in almost all barangays of the municipality.GeographyThe municipality of Candijay is located on the eastern side of Bohol 92km from Tagbilaran, a two-hour ride away. The town has a land area of 8687ha.The town faces Cogtong Bay which has the most diverse mangrove ecosystem in Bohol. The bay is home to 32 of the Philippines’ 47 species of mangroves and associates. Yet due to illegal fishing and mismanagement of the mangroves, the mangroves and marine life in the area dwindled. To rectify the damage done, the municipal government is now engaged in a coastal resource management program: the planting of mangroves, though the control and eventual abolition of illegal fishing has yet to be addressed.BarangaysCandijay comprises 21 barangays. Abihilan Anoling Boyo-an Cadapdapan Cambane Can-olin Canawa Cogtong La Union Luan Lungsoda-an Mahangin Pagahat Panadtaran Panas Poblacion San Isidro Tambongan Tawid Tugas Tubod (Tres Rosas)HistoryThe name of the town is said to have come from the words "Kang Dihay" meaning belonging to Dihay, a strong man with many followers. The name was eventually changed to Candijay and was organized during the Spanish regime and was then one of the 34 towns in the province in 1879 with a population of 5,030.
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