Negros Oriental

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Negros Oriental
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
CapitalDumaguete
Total local government units
Cities6
Municipalities19
Barangays557
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, Bohol Sea, Tañon Strait, Dipolog Strait
Area (2007)5,385.53 km2
(2,079.36 sq. mi)
Population (2015)1,354,995
Density (2015)252 per km2
(652 per sq. mi)
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Negros Oriental is a province in the Philippines situated in the Central Visayas region occupying the central section of the Visayas. Its capital is the City of Dumaguete.

The province has a land area of 5,385.53 square kilometers or 2,079.36 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 1,354,995 representing 18.32% of the total population of the Central Visayas region, 6.99% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 1.34% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 252 inhabitants per square kilometer or 652 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Negros Oriental is bordered, clockwise from the East, by Tañon Strait, Bohol Sea, Dipolog Strait, Sulu Sea, and Negros Occidental.

Local government units

Negros Oriental has 19 municipalities and 6 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 557.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Amlanmun23,624
(1.74%)
22,2061.19%111.85 km2
(43.19 sq mi)
211 per km2
(547 per sq mi)
8
Ayungonmun46,303
(3.42%)
46,1460.06%265.10 km2
(102.36 sq mi)
175 per km2
(452 per sq mi)
24
Bacongmun36,527
(2.70%)
32,2862.38%40.30 km2
(15.56 sq mi)
906 per km2
(2,347 per sq mi)
22
Baiscity (CC)76,291
(5.63%)
74,7220.40%319.64 km2
(123.41 sq mi)
239 per km2
(618 per sq mi)
35
Basaymun26,566
(1.96%)
24,9131.23%162.00 km2
(62.55 sq mi)
164 per km2
(425 per sq mi)
10
Bayawancity (CC)117,900
(8.70%)
114,0740.63%699.08 km2
(269.92 sq mi)
169 per km2
(437 per sq mi)
28
Bindoymun39,819
(2.94%)
39,4160.19%173.70 km2
(67.07 sq mi)
229 per km2
(594 per sq mi)
22
Canlaoncity (CC)54,509
(4.02%)
50,6271.42%170.93 km2
(66.00 sq mi)
319 per km2
(826 per sq mi)
12
Dauinmun27,786
(2.05%)
25,2391.85%114.10 km2
(44.05 sq mi)
244 per km2
(631 per sq mi)
23
Dumaguetecity (CC), capital131,377
(9.70%)
120,8831.60%33.62 km2
(12.98 sq mi)
3,908 per km2
(10,121 per sq mi)
30
Guihulngancity (CC)95,969
(7.08%)
93,6750.46%388.56 km2
(150.02 sq mi)
247 per km2
(640 per sq mi)
33
Jimalaludmun30,945
(2.28%)
29,0441.21%139.50 km2
(53.86 sq mi)
222 per km2
(575 per sq mi)
28
La Libertadmun38,602
(2.85%)
38,904-0.15%139.60 km2
(53.90 sq mi)
277 per km2
(716 per sq mi)
29
Mabinaymun78,864
(5.82%)
74,1871.17%319.44 km2
(123.34 sq mi)
247 per km2
(639 per sq mi)
32
Manjuyodmun42,332
(3.12%)
41,1070.56%264.60 km2
(102.16 sq mi)
160 per km2
(414 per sq mi)
27
Pamplonamun37,596
(2.77%)
34,9061.42%202.20 km2
(78.07 sq mi)
186 per km2
(482 per sq mi)
16
San Josemun20,413
(1.51%)
19,0981.28%54.46 km2
(21.03 sq mi)
375 per km2
(971 per sq mi)
14
Santa Catalinamun75,756
(5.59%)
73,3060.63%523.10 km2
(201.97 sq mi)
145 per km2
(375 per sq mi)
22
Siatonmun77,696
(5.73%)
73,2851.12%335.90 km2
(129.69 sq mi)
231 per km2
(599 per sq mi)
26
Sibulanmun59,455
(4.39%)
51,5192.77%163.00 km2
(62.93 sq mi)
365 per km2
(945 per sq mi)
15
Tanjaycity (CC)80,532
(5.94%)
79,0980.34%276.05 km2
(106.58 sq mi)
292 per km2
(756 per sq mi)
24
Tayasanmun35,470
(2.62%)
34,6090.47%154.20 km2
(59.54 sq mi)
230 per km2
(596 per sq mi)
28
Valenciamun34,852
(2.57%)
31,4771.96%147.49 km2
(56.95 sq mi)
236 per km2
(612 per sq mi)
24
Vallehermosomun38,259
(2.82%)
36,9430.67%101.25 km2
(39.09 sq mi)
378 per km2
(979 per sq mi)
15
Zamboanguitamun27,552
(2.03%)
24,9961.87%85.86 km2
(33.15 sq mi)
321 per km2
(831 per sq mi)
10
Negros Oriental Total1,354,9951,286,6660.99%5,385.53 km2
(2,079.36 sq mi)
252 per km2
(652 per sq mi)
557
Historical population

The population of Negros Oriental grew from 538,206 in 1960 to 1,354,995 in 2015, an increase of 816,789 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.99%, or an increase of 68,329 people, from the previous population of 1,286,666 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2151,338
1918 Dec 31215,7502.26%
1939 Jan 1335,1732.23%
1948 Oct 1386,2031.46%
1960 Feb 15538,2062.96%
1970 May 6652,2641.90%
1975 May 1740,4172.58%
1980 May 1819,3992.05%
1990 May 1925,2721.22%
1995 Sep 11,025,2471.94%
2000 May 11,130,0882.11%
2007 Aug 11,231,9041.20%
2010 May 11,286,6661.60%
2015 Aug 11,354,9950.99%

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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