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Encyclopedia > Negros Occidental
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Negros Occidental
Region: Western Visayas (Region VI)
Capital: Bacolod City
Founded:
Population:
2000 census—2,565,723 (2nd largest)
Density—324 per km² (15th highest)
Area: 7,926.1 km² (7th largest)
Languages: Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Tagalog
Governor: Joseph G. Marañon (NPC-Una)
Number includes the independent district of Bacolod City

Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Its capital is Bacolod City and occupies at the northwestern half of Negros island; Negros Oriental is at the southeastern half. Across the Panay Gulf and the Guimaras Strait to the northwest is the island-province of Guimaras and the province of Iloilo on Panay island. Image File history File links Ph_seal_negros_occidental. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections Chairman: Resurreccion Z. Borra 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Map of the Philippines showing the... Western Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of seven provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Palawan and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ... For the municipality in Lanao del Norte, see Bacolod, Lanao del Norte. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... Type Lower house Houses House of Representatives House Speaker Jose De Venecia, Jr. ... Hiligaynon language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator Hiligaynon (or Ilonggo) is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... Cebuano, also known as Sinugboanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 20,000,000 people (according to Ethnologue). ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Political clans Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      The Nationalist Peoples Coalition or NPC is a political party... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Negros Occidental. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... Western Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of seven provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Palawan and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections Chairman: Resurreccion Z. Borra 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Map of the Philippines showing the... For the municipality in Lanao del Norte, see Bacolod, Lanao del Norte. ... Map of the Philippines showing the location of Negros. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Negros Oriental Region: Central Visayas (Region VII) Capital: Dumaguete City Founded: March 10, 1917 Population: 2000 census—1,126,061 (20th largest) Density—208 per km² (41st highest) Area: 5,402. ... Panay Gulf is an extension of the Sulu Sea, reaching between the islands of Panay and Negros. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Guimaras Region: Western Visayas (Region VI) Capital: Jordan Founded: May 22, 1992 Population: 2000 census—141,450 (7th smallest) Density—234 per km² (33rd highest) Area: 604. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ...

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People and culture

Most residents are of Austronesian heritage, although there are very small pockets of populations of full or trace European blood, especially Italian and Spanish. These small groups of people of European descent are mainly situated along the northern, northwestern, and western coastal cities and towns.[citation needed] The Austronesian people are a population group in Oceania and Southeast Asia who speak or had ancestors who spoke one of the Austronesian languages. ...


Residents of Negros are called "Negrense". Negros Occidental is predominantly a Hiligaynon-speaking province. However, on the east coast of the province, facing Cebu Island, a few cities and towns are Cebuano-speaking. Hiligaynon language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator Hiligaynon (or Ilonggo) is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... Cebuano, also known as Sinugboanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 20,000,000 people (according to Ethnologue). ...


Economy

Known as the "The Sugarbowl of the Philippines", the sugar industry is the lifeblood of the economy of Negros Occidental, producing more than half of the country's sugar. There are 15 sugar centrals located throughout the plains of the province. Victorias Mill in Victorias City is the largest sugar mill in the country, and the world's largest integrated sugar mill and refinery. Sugar is transported from plantations to refineries by large trucks that use the national highway, often causing massive damage to the roads. Victorias City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ...


Because of the priority given to sugar plantations, much of the province's food has to be imported from neighboring islands.


A fishing industry is found in Cadiz City, and other fishponds dot the province. One of the country's largest copper mines is located in Sipalay City. There also exists a cottage industry which produced handicrafts made from indigenous materials. Cadiz City is a 1st class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Sipalay City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ...


Geography

Political

Negros Occidental is subdivided into 19 municipalities and 13 cities. Negros Occidental has the most chartered cities among all the provinces in the Philippines, though many of the cities merely resemble medium-sized towns. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local...


Cities

For the municipality in Lanao del Norte, see Bacolod, Lanao del Norte. ... Bago City is a 1st class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Cadiz City is a 1st class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Escalante City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Himamaylan City is a city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Kabankalan City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... La Carlota City is a 3rd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Sagay City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... San Carlos City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Silay City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Sipalay City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Talisay City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Victorias City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ...

Municipalities

Binalbagan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Calatrava is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Candoni is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Cauayan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Enrique B. Magalona is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Hinigaran is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Hinoba-an is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Ilog is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Isabela is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... La Castellana is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Manapla is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Moises Padilla is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Murcia is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Pontevedra is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Pulupandan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Salvador Benedicto is a 5th class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... San Enrique is a 5th class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Toboso is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Valladolid is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ...

Physical

The north and western parts of the province are largely composed of plains and gentle slopes. A mountain range lines the eastern part of the province forming the basis of the border with Negros Oriental. Mount Canlaon, which is partially located in Negros Oriental, rises to a height of 2465 meters and is the highest peak in the Visayas. Kanlaon Volcano, or Mount Kanlaon, is a stratovolcano on Negros island in the Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Visayas is one of the three island groupings in the Philippines along with Luzon and Mindanao. ...


History

The island of Negros was originally known to the natives as "Buglas". When the Spaniards discovered the island in April 1565, they named it "Negros" because of the dark-skinned natives they found. Two of the earliest native settlements were Binalbagan and Ilog which later became towns in 1573 and 1584, respectively. Other settlements were Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, Bago, Marayo (now Pontevedra), Mamalan (now Himamaylan) and Candaguit (a sitio in San Enrique). Map of the Philippines showing the location of Negros. ... // Events March 1 - the city of Rio de Janeiro is founded. ... Binalbagan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Ilog is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Year 1573 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... 1584 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Hinigaran is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Bago City is a 1st class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Pontevedra is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Himamaylan City is a city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... San Enrique is a 5th class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ...


Ilog was made the first capital of the province in 1743. This was later transferred to Himamaylan. Bacolod became the capital in 1849. // Events February 14 - Henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister February 21 - - The premiere in London of George Frideric Handels oratorio, Samson. ... For the municipality in Lanao del Norte, see Bacolod, Lanao del Norte. ... Year 1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The island was divided into Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental in 1890. REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Negros Oriental Region: Central Visayas (Region VII) Capital: Dumaguete City Founded: March 10, 1917 Population: 2000 census—1,126,061 (20th largest) Density—208 per km² (41st highest) Area: 5,402. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ...


On November 5, 1898, a rebellion led by Juan Araneta and Aniceto Lacson began which ended with the defeat of the Spaniards. Following their victory, the revolutionaries formed a Republic of Negros which later included Negros Oriental. is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Juan Anacleto Araneta (July 13, 1852 - October 3, 1924) pioneer sugar farmer and Revolutionary leader during the Negros Revolution, was born on July 13, 1852 to Romualdo Araneta and Agueda Torres in Molo, Iloilo. ... Aniceto Lacson Aniceto Lacson (April 17, 1857, Molo, Iloilo–1931, Talisay, Negros Occidental) Sugar Farmer, Revolutionary General and businessman, was the fifth son of seven children of Lucio Lacson and Clara Ledesma of Iloilo, who migrated to Negros when Aniceto was still young. ... Map of the Philippines showing the location of Negros. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Negros Oriental Region: Central Visayas (Region VII) Capital: Dumaguete City Founded: March 10, 1917 Population: 2000 census—1,126,061 (20th largest) Density—208 per km² (41st highest) Area: 5,402. ...


Negros del Norte was created from Negros Occidental on January 3, 1986. Its creation was declared unconstitutional on July 11, 1986, and was abolished on August 18, 1986. is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


See also

Combatants Filipino independence movement Spanish Empire Commanders Juan Araneta and Aniceto Lacson Governor Isidro de Castro Casualties unknown unknown The Negros Revolution, now commemorated and popularly known as Al Cinco de Noviembre or Negros Day, was a political movement that in 1898 created a cantonal form of government in Negros...

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Coordinates: 10°25′N, 123°00′E Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local... 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Hinoba-an is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Ilog is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Isabela is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... La Castellana is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Manapla is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Moises Padilla is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Murcia is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Pontevedra is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Pulupandan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Salvador Benedicto is a 5th class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... San Enrique is a 5th class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Toboso is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Valladolid is a 4th class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Bago City is a 1st class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Cadiz City is a 1st class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Escalante City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Kabankalan City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... La Carlota City is a 3rd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Himamaylan City is a city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Sagay City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... San Carlos City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Silay City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Sipalay City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Talisay City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Victorias City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... 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Romblon is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ... Samar, formerly Western Samar, is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Sarangani Region: SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII) Capital: Alabel Founded: March 10, 1917 Population: 2000 census—410,622 (58th largest) Density—138 per km² (23rd lowest) Area: 2,980. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Shariff Kabunsuan Region: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Capital: Kabuntalan Founded: Population: 2000 census— () Density— per km² () Area: km² () Divisions: Highly urbanized cities—0 Component cities—0 Municipalities—10 Barangays— Congressional districts— Languages: Maguindanaoan Governor: (2004-2007) Shariff Kabunsuan is the newest province... Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... 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Negros Occidental - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (542 words)
Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region.
Its capital is Bacolod City and occupies at the northwestern half of Negros island; Negros Oriental is at the southeastern half.
The island of Negros was originally known to the natives as "Buglas".
Negros Oriental at AllExperts (593 words)
Negros Oriental's total population as of the 2000 census was 1,126,061, making it the 20th most populous province in the country.
Cebuano is spoken by 95% of the population and Hiligaynon is spoken by the remaining 5%.
The island of Negros was divided into the provinces of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental on January 1, 1890.
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