Tagbilaran is a component city in the island province of Bohol, Philippines, serving as its capital. Its income classification is 3rd class with the city having an annual income of ₱240-320 million. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 96,792.
Tagbilaran lies in the southwestern part of the province, and has a total land area of 32.70 km2 (12.63 sq mi), with a coastline of 13 km (8.1 mi). The city shares its boundaries with the towns of Cortes, Corella, and Baclayon. It is 630 km (390 mi) southeast of the national capital of Manila and 72 km (45 mi) south of the regional capital, Cebu City.
It is the principal gateway to Bohol and is known as the «City of Friendship». Tagbilaran is considered by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia as one of the eight Philippine Dream Cities. It was also recognized as one of the 20 «Most Competitive Cities in the Philippines» and «Pinoy Cities on the Rise» in 2005 and 2007, and first in the Quality of Life Category for the same two years, awarded by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center.