Negros Occidental

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Negros Occidental
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities12
Municipalities19
Barangays [note]601
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, Visayan Sea, Tañon Strait
Area (2007) [note]7,802.54 km2 (3,012.58 sq mi)
Population (2015) [note]2,497,261
Density (2015) [note]320 / km2 (829 / sq mi)
[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

Negros Occidental is a province in the Philippines situated in the Western Visayas region occupying the western section of the Visayas.

The province has a land area of 7,802.54 square kilometers or 3,012.58 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 2,497,261. This represented 33.14% of the total population of the Western Visayas region, 12.89% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 2.47% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 320 inhabitants per square kilometer or 829 inhabitants per square mile.

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Negros Occidental is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by Visayan Sea, Tañon Strait, Negros Oriental, Sulu Sea, and Panay Gulf, Guimaras Strait.

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Local government units

Negros Occidental has 19 municipalities and 12 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 601. The City of Bacolod serves as the provincial capital, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Bagocity (CC)170,981163,0450.91%401.20 km2 (154.90 sq mi)426 / km2 (1,104 / sq mi)24
Binalbaganmunicipality67,27065,4310.53%189.96 km2 (73.34 sq mi)354 / km2 (917 / sq mi)16
Cadizcity (CC)154,723151,5000.40%524.57 km2 (202.54 sq mi)295 / km2 (764 / sq mi)22
Calatravamunicipality80,62479,0090.39%504.50 km2 (194.79 sq mi)160 / km2 (414 / sq mi)40
Candonimunicipality21,78921,3360.40%191.70 km2 (74.02 sq mi)114 / km2 (294 / sq mi)9
Cauayanmunicipality102,16596,9211.01%520.00 km2 (200.77 sq mi)196 / km2 (509 / sq mi)25
Enrique B. Magalonamunicipality62,92159,4341.09%113.25 km2 (43.73 sq mi)556 / km2 (1,439 / sq mi)23
Escalantecity (CC)94,07093,0050.22%192.76 km2 (74.43 sq mi)488 / km2 (1,264 / sq mi)21
Himamaylancity (CC)106,880103,0060.71%367.04 km2 (141.71 sq mi)291 / km2 (754 / sq mi)19
Hinigaranmunicipality85,60281,9250.84%154.92 km2 (59.81 sq mi)553 / km2 (1,431 / sq mi)24
Hinoba-anmunicipality56,81954,6240.75%414.50 km2 (160.04 sq mi)137 / km2 (355 / sq mi)13
Ilogmunicipality57,38954,4231.02%281.70 km2 (108.76 sq mi)204 / km2 (528 / sq mi)15
Isabelamunicipality62,14659,5230.82%178.76 km2 (69.02 sq mi)348 / km2 (900 / sq mi)30
Kabankalancity (CC)181,977167,6661.57%697.35 km2 (269.25 sq mi)261 / km2 (676 / sq mi)32
La Carlotacity (CC)64,46963,8520.18%137.29 km2 (53.01 sq mi)470 / km2 (1,216 / sq mi)14
La Castellanamunicipality74,85571,0131.01%185.22 km2 (71.51 sq mi)404 / km2 (1,047 / sq mi)13
Manaplamunicipality54,84552,6870.77%112.86 km2 (43.58 sq mi)486 / km2 (1,258 / sq mi)12
Moises Padillamunicipality41,38639,2571.01%144.10 km2 (55.64 sq mi)287 / km2 (744 / sq mi)15
Murciamunicipality81,28675,2071.49%279.14 km2 (107.78 sq mi)291 / km2 (754 / sq mi)23
Pontevedramunicipality51,86647,9451.51%112.50 km2 (43.44 sq mi)461 / km2 (1,194 / sq mi)20
Pulupandanmunicipality27,73525,3501.73%23.00 km2 (8.88 sq mi)1,206 / km2 (3,123 / sq mi)20
Sagaycity (CC)146,264140,7400.74%330.34 km2 (127.54 sq mi)443 / km2 (1,147 / sq mi)25
Salvador Benedictomunicipality25,66223,6241.59%170.50 km2 (65.83 sq mi)151 / km2 (390 / sq mi)7
San Carloscity (CC)132,536129,9810.37%451.50 km2 (174.33 sq mi)294 / km2 (760 / sq mi)18
San Enriquemunicipality23,90723,1890.58%28.84 km2 (11.14 sq mi)829 / km2 (2,146 / sq mi)10
Silaycity (CC)126,930120,9990.92%214.80 km2 (82.93 sq mi)591 / km2 (1,531 / sq mi)16
Sipalaycity (CC)70,07067,4030.74%379.78 km2 (146.63 sq mi)185 / km2 (478 / sq mi)17
Talisaycity (CC)102,21497,5710.89%201.18 km2 (77.68 sq mi)508 / km2 (1,316 / sq mi)27
Tobosomunicipality42,11441,6580.21%117.33 km2 (45.30 sq mi)359 / km2 (930 / sq mi)9
Valladolidmunicipality37,83336,4160.73%48.03 km2 (18.54 sq mi)788 / km2 (2,041 / sq mi)16
Victoriascity (CC)87,93388,299-0.08%133.92 km2 (51.71 sq mi)657 / km2 (1,701 / sq mi)26
Negros Occidental Total2,497,2612,396,0390.79%7,802.54 km2 (3,012.58 sq mi)320 / km2 (829 / sq mi)601

Historical population

The population of Negros Occidental grew from 1,213,008 in 1960 to 2,497,261 in 2015, an increase of 1,284,253 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.79%, or an increase of 101,222 people, from the previous population of 2,396,039 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
292,289
377,2121.62%
767,3843.61%
937,3262.07%
1,213,0082.29%
1,316,4820.80%
1,562,4003.50%
1,667,8861.31%
1,892,7281.27%
2,031,8411.34%
2,136,6471.08%
2,370,2691.44%
2,396,0390.39%
2,497,2610.79%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Negros Occidental as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Bacolod North Road
  • Bacolod South By-Pass Road
  • Bacolod South Road
  • Bacolod-Murcia-DS Benedicto-San Carlos City Road
  • Kabankalan-Bais Road

Secondary Roads

  • Bacolod Silay Airport Access Road
  • Bacolod South Road (Kabankalan-Hinobaan Section)
  • Binalbagan-Isabela Road
  • Hinigaran-Isabela Road
  • Junction Bagonawa-La Castellana-Isabela Road
  • Junction Balintawak-Old Escalante Road
  • Junction DS Benedicto-Spur 16-Calatrava Road
  • Junction National Road Sagay-Bato-Dian-Marcelo-Balea Junction Road
  • Junction Old Escalante-Danao Port Road
  • Junction Pulupandan-Pulupandan Pier Road
  • Junction San Enrique-Pontevedra By-Pass Road
  • Silay-Lantawan Road
  • Vallehermoso-Canlaon City-La Castellana Road
  • Vito Port Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Bacolod South Road (Gen. Luna-Bago High School Road)
  • Bacolod South Road (Old Road)
  • Bago-Mambucal Road
  • Bcolod North Road (Old Route)
  • Bulanon Road
  • Candoni-Sipalay Road
  • Dancalan-Candoni-Damutan Valley Road
  • DS Benedicto By-Pass Road
  • Himamaylan By-Pass Road
  • Isabela-Libas Negros Occidental Boundary Road
  • Junction Balintawak-Old Escalante Road (Wye Length)
  • Junction Curva Hagnaya-Poblacion-Maaswa Road
  • Junction Murcia-Cansilayan-Damsite-Abuanan-Bago City Road
  • Junction New Sagay-Old Sagay Road
  • Junction Palencia-Boy Scout Campsite Road
  • Junction Pontevedra-La Castellana Road
  • Kabankalan Junction Salong-Tapi-Dacongcogon-Bantayan Road
  • Manapla By-Pass Road
  • Prosperidad-Quezon-Cabaron Road
  • San Carlos City Port Road
  • Santo Aguinaldo-Bug-ang Road
  • Su-ay By-Pass Road
  • Sum-ag-Abuanan Road
  • Talaban By-Pass Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 2,497,261, ranked 8 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 3,012.58 square kilometers, ranked 10 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 320 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 18 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.79%, ranked 75 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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