Tagbilaran City is a 2nd class city in the province of Bohol, Philippines. It is the capital and a component city of the island of Bohol. It is situated some 630 kilometers southeast of Manila and 72 kilometers south of Cebu City. Tagbilaran lies on the southwestern part of the province, and has a total land area of 32.7 km², including about 13 km. of coastline. The town of Cortes is situated to the north of the city, the town of Corella is on its northeast side, while the town of Baclayon is on its eastern side.
It is the principal gateway to the island paradise Province of Bohol. It is one of the Eight (8) Philippine Dream Cities along with the Island Garden City of Samal, San Fernando, La Union, Cebu City, Iloilo City, Marikina, Naga, Calbayog City and Surigao City. There are 15 barangays comprising Tagbilaran, with an estimated population of 92,297 for the year 2007, with an annual growth rate of 3.6%. However, 41% of the entire population reside in the 4 urban barangays where trade and commerce are concentrated.