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Kinan-oan, Trinidad, Bohol


Basic Information

Total Land Area : 446.1038 Hectares
Timber Land
A&D Land : 446.1038 Hectares
Distance from Town Proper : 3 km
Total Population (as of 2012) : 1,415
Total Number of Households : 296
Soil Type
Climate : Evenly distributed rainfall
Typhoon Occurrence : Seldom
Geographic Location : 1240” to 10˚05’00.858” North and 124˚20’34.652” to 124˚22’10.257” East
Barangay Anniversary
Year Established
Barangay Fiesta : Every January 15
Patron Saint of the Barangay : Sr. Sto. Niño



North : Barangay La Victoria and portion of Tagum Norte
South : Barangay Tagum Sur, Trinidad, Bohol
East : Barangay La Union, Trinidad, Bohol
West : Barangay Poblacion, Trinidad, Bohol



The origin of barrio kinan-oan dates back when the leaders assembled in one place and agreed among themselves how they will name this community. Finally, they called it “Kinan-oan” which is derived from the heavy down pour of rain which was very frequent that the swollen river sometimes endangers the inhabitants. There are also wonders of the world found in this barangay, the “ Kangabok cave”, and the underground river known as “ Tongo Spring” which is now the main source of the potable drinking water in the Municipality of Trinidad.

In 1947, a school building made of Nipa and Amacan was constructed. In 1949, the PTCA building and two rooms was constructed. In 1998, a complete elementary school was constructed. The school is managed by a school Trustee, and the helping arms are the PTCA and other stakeholder. In 2003, Kinan-oan High School was established with the initial offering of First year level. Kinan-oan High School was constructed through the effort and initiative of Barangay Captain Manuel Garcia. At present, Kinan-oan High School have eight teachers headed by Mrs. Ledevi Santerva.

There are four existing religious group, the Roman Catholic, Iglesia Ni Cristo, Seventh Day Adventist, and Jehova’s Witnesses. The Roman Catholic were celebrating the fiesta every 15th day of January in honor to their patron Sr. Sto. Niño. Some people believe and practice “Anting-Anting” in times of sickness, “ Bogay in marriage and” Lihi” in planting any agricultural crops.