Bohol is an island province consisting of Bohol Island and 75 minor surrounding islands. Its capital is Tagbilaran City. With a land area of 1,589.7 sq mi and a coastline 162 mi, Bohol is the tenth largest island of the Philippines. In the 1600’s, the Jesuits introduced Christianity to the region. They built huge churches, which were declared heritage sites in the early 2000’s. Unfortunately most of these churches were heavily damaged by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake of 2013. Today, some of these churches are being restored. The province is a popular tourist destination for its beaches, historical sites, natural beauty & geological features, such as the Chocolate Hills that consist of over 1600 hills of limestone formation. The island of Panglao, located just southwest of Tagbilaran City, is famous for its diving and routinely listed as one of the top ten diving locations in the world. The Philippine Tarsier, considered the second-smallest primate in the world, is indigenous to the island.