Negros Occidental

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Negros Occidental
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
CapitalBacolod
Total local government units
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities12
Municipalities19
Barangays [note]662
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 per km2
(829 per sq. mi)
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[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. The 2015 Census records its population as 2,497,261 representing 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 such figures, the population density is computed at 320 inhabitants per square kilometer or 829 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

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

Local government units

Negros Occidental has 19 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 662. The City of Bacolod serves as the provincial capital, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Bacolodcity (HUC), capital561,875
(–)
511,8201.79%162.67 km2
(62.81 sq mi)
3,454 per km2
(8,946 per sq mi)
61
Bagocity (CC)170,981
(6.85%)
163,0450.91%401.20 km2
(154.90 sq mi)
426 per km2
(1,104 per sq mi)
24
Binalbaganmun67,270
(2.69%)
65,4310.53%189.96 km2
(73.34 sq mi)
354 per km2
(917 per sq mi)
16
Cadizcity (CC)154,723
(6.20%)
151,5000.40%524.57 km2
(202.54 sq mi)
295 per km2
(764 per sq mi)
22
Calatravamun80,624
(3.23%)
79,0090.39%504.50 km2
(194.79 sq mi)
160 per km2
(414 per sq mi)
40
Candonimun21,789
(0.87%)
21,3360.40%191.70 km2
(74.02 sq mi)
114 per km2
(294 per sq mi)
9
Cauayanmun102,165
(4.09%)
96,9211.01%520.00 km2
(200.77 sq mi)
196 per km2
(509 per sq mi)
25
Enrique B. Magalonamun62,921
(2.52%)
59,4341.09%113.25 km2
(43.73 sq mi)
556 per km2
(1,439 per sq mi)
23
Escalantecity (CC)94,070
(3.77%)
93,0050.22%192.76 km2
(74.43 sq mi)
488 per km2
(1,264 per sq mi)
21
Himamaylancity (CC)106,880
(4.28%)
103,0060.71%367.04 km2
(141.71 sq mi)
291 per km2
(754 per sq mi)
19
Hinigaranmun85,602
(3.43%)
81,9250.84%154.92 km2
(59.81 sq mi)
553 per km2
(1,431 per sq mi)
24
Hinoba-anmun56,819
(2.28%)
54,6240.75%414.50 km2
(160.04 sq mi)
137 per km2
(355 per sq mi)
13
Ilogmun57,389
(2.30%)
54,4231.02%281.70 km2
(108.76 sq mi)
204 per km2
(528 per sq mi)
15
Isabelamun62,146
(2.49%)
59,5230.82%178.76 km2
(69.02 sq mi)
348 per km2
(900 per sq mi)
30
Kabankalancity (CC)181,977
(7.29%)
167,6661.57%697.35 km2
(269.25 sq mi)
261 per km2
(676 per sq mi)
32
La Carlotacity (CC)64,469
(2.58%)
63,8520.18%137.29 km2
(53.01 sq mi)
470 per km2
(1,216 per sq mi)
14
La Castellanamun74,855
(3.00%)
71,0131.01%185.22 km2
(71.51 sq mi)
404 per km2
(1,047 per sq mi)
13
Manaplamun54,845
(2.20%)
52,6870.77%112.86 km2
(43.58 sq mi)
486 per km2
(1,258 per sq mi)
12
Moises Padillamun41,386
(1.66%)
39,2571.01%144.10 km2
(55.64 sq mi)
287 per km2
(744 per sq mi)
15
Murciamun81,286
(3.26%)
75,2071.49%279.14 km2
(107.78 sq mi)
291 per km2
(754 per sq mi)
23
Pontevedramun51,866
(2.08%)
47,9451.51%112.50 km2
(43.44 sq mi)
461 per km2
(1,194 per sq mi)
20
Pulupandanmun27,735
(1.11%)
25,3501.73%23.00 km2
(8.88 sq mi)
1,206 per km2
(3,123 per sq mi)
20
Sagaycity (CC)146,264
(5.86%)
140,7400.74%330.34 km2
(127.54 sq mi)
443 per km2
(1,147 per sq mi)
25
Salvador Benedictomun25,662
(1.03%)
23,6241.59%170.50 km2
(65.83 sq mi)
151 per km2
(390 per sq mi)
7
San Carloscity (CC)132,536
(5.31%)
129,9810.37%451.50 km2
(174.33 sq mi)
294 per km2
(760 per sq mi)
18
San Enriquemun23,907
(0.96%)
23,1890.58%28.84 km2
(11.14 sq mi)
829 per km2
(2,146 per sq mi)
10
Silaycity (CC)126,930
(5.08%)
120,9990.92%214.80 km2
(82.93 sq mi)
591 per km2
(1,531 per sq mi)
16
Sipalaycity (CC)70,070
(2.81%)
67,4030.74%379.78 km2
(146.63 sq mi)
185 per km2
(478 per sq mi)
17
Talisaycity (CC)102,214
(4.09%)
97,5710.89%201.18 km2
(77.68 sq mi)
508 per km2
(1,316 per sq mi)
27
Tobosomun42,114
(1.69%)
41,6580.21%117.33 km2
(45.30 sq mi)
359 per km2
(930 per sq mi)
9
Valladolidmun37,833
(1.51%)
36,4160.73%48.03 km2
(18.54 sq mi)
788 per km2
(2,041 per sq mi)
16
Victoriascity (CC)87,933
(3.52%)
88,299-0.08%133.92 km2
(51.71 sq mi)
657 per km2
(1,701 per sq mi)
26
Negros Occidental Total [1]2,497,2612,396,0390.79%7,802.54 km2
(3,012.58 sq mi)
320 per km2
(829 per sq mi)
662
  1. [1]Totals exclude the highly urbanized city of Bacolod
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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2292,289
1918 Dec 31377,2121.62%
1939 Jan 1767,3843.61%
1948 Oct 1937,3262.07%
1960 Feb 151,213,0082.29%
1970 May 61,316,4820.80%
1975 May 11,562,4003.50%
1980 May 11,667,8861.31%
1990 May 11,892,7281.27%
1995 Sep 12,031,8411.34%
2000 May 12,136,6471.08%
2007 Aug 12,370,2691.44%
2010 May 12,396,0390.39%
2015 Aug 12,497,2610.79%

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.
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