The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Bohol

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BOHOL, Philippines, an island belonging to the Visayas or Bisayas group. It has an area of about 1,511 square miles and an estimated population (1903) of 243,148. The interior is mountainous; Mount Copton, in the northeast, reaches 10,150 feet. Sugar-cane, rice, coffee and tobacco are grown and the island is reputed rich in gold deposits. The numerous rivers dry up after the rainy season. The most important town is Tagbilaran (pop. 12,000), a port on the southwest coast. The Visayas dialect prevails throughout Bohol.