Corella is a 6th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. It is one of the 47 towns of Bohol located 10 kilometers north of the City of Tagbilaran. It is bounded on the Northwest by the municipality of Cortes; Northeast by the municipality of Balilihan; East by the municipality of Sikatuna; Southwest by the municipality of Baclayon and West by the city of Tagbilaran.

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In 2007, population grew to a record of 7,471 people occupying a land area of 4,848 hectares. The town is politically subdivided into 8 barangays, to wit: Anislag, Canangca-an, Canapnapan, Cancatac, Pandol, Poblacion, Sambog and Tanday. Having only eight barangays, Corella is the smallest municipality of Bohol.

Barangay Canangca-an, Corella’s biggest barangay which lies to the east, is the boundary of Corella with barangay Cang-agong of the municipality of Sikatuna lying next to it. The barangay consist of four (4) sitios, namely: Cang-anggod, Canghumangit, Cando and Pung-on. The new route connecting Corella to Balilihan, Catigbian and other interior towns passes thru this barangay.

The people of Corella are peace loving, hospitable and God-fearing. They are predominantly conservative Roman Catholics administered by the Parish of the Nuestra Señora del Villar (Our Lady of the Village). The feast day of Our Lady of the Village, whom the people love so much, falls on April 27 and is celebrated joyously with feastings and much fanfare.

The topography of the town is beautiful with rolling terrain, mostly level on the west side, with mountains in the east and southeast portion. Hillsides are predominantly planted with coconut palm trees and bananas with intermittent open spaces cultivated for corn, cassava, camote, ube and other green leafy vegetables. Flat and open lowlands are planted with rice that spreads far and wide and looks like a green carpet that changes into gold as the rice ripens.

Aside from agricultural crops, the people of Corella also raise domesticated animals such as swine, goat, water buffalo, chicken, cow and duck. For those in the Poblacion and near to it, the people are engaged in retailing, radio repair, tailoring and the making of bamboo/baskets, hat and winnower weaving. Other small establishments are present such as restaurants and the like.

Corella has not much to fear for it is generally outside the typhoon belt and so seldom experiences typhoons. That’s why agriculture and the raising of domesticated animals proliferate. In fact, it is home to the tarsier, the smallest primate of the world and is now one of its major attractions.

Tourist Attractions of Corella

The Philippine Tarsier Foundation, Inc.

History of Corella

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