Bien Unido

IJsselstein, Monday, 14 February 2011 00:30:00

Bien Unido is a municipality in the North of Bohol. In an executive order in 1935 two sitios in northern Trinidad were united into one barangay and was given the name of Bien Unido, a Spanish word which means "well united". In order to hasten its economic, social, cultural and political upliftment, the people of Barangay Bien Unido aspire for independence and wanted to become a municipality. This long time dream which started in 1965 became a reality when in 1981 it was approved by Batasang Pambansa Blg. 93 through the efforts of then Assemblyman Bartolomeo Cabangbang and Eutiquio Cimafranca.

The principal industries of this town are fishing, farming and mat-weaving. Fish is sold to Cebu and mats are sold to Mindanao, Leyte, and also Cebu.

Bien Unido Police Station: +63 38 517 2146

Bien Unido at a glance
Population (2015): 27115
Population (2010): 25796
Population (2000): 22176
Number of households (2000): 3984
Land area: 4482 ha
Number of barangays: 15
Distance from Tagbilaran: 108 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
Bilangbilangan Dako181430119201960
Bilangbilangan Diot58099845818
Hingotanan East177830122832143
Hingotanan West137823816651986
Nueva Esperanza214140222052527
Nueva Estrella128923915761638
Poblacion (Bien Unido)263151730823273
Puerto San Pedro89115311371144

(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)

Jeroen Hellingman