Negros Oriental

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Negros Oriental
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
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 / km2 (652 / sq mi)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,354,995. This represented 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 these figures, the population density is computed at 252 inhabitants per square kilometer or 652 inhabitants per square mile.

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

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Local government units

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

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Amlanmunicipality23,62422,2061.19%111.85 km2 (43.19 sq mi)211 / km2 (547 / sq mi)8
Ayungonmunicipality46,30346,1460.06%265.10 km2 (102.36 sq mi)175 / km2 (452 / sq mi)24
Bacongmunicipality36,52732,2862.38%40.30 km2 (15.56 sq mi)906 / km2 (2,347 / sq mi)22
Baiscity (CC)76,29174,7220.40%319.64 km2 (123.41 sq mi)239 / km2 (618 / sq mi)35
Basaymunicipality26,56624,9131.23%162.00 km2 (62.55 sq mi)164 / km2 (425 / sq mi)10
Bayawancity (CC)117,900114,0740.63%699.08 km2 (269.92 sq mi)169 / km2 (437 / sq mi)28
Bindoymunicipality39,81939,4160.19%173.70 km2 (67.07 sq mi)229 / km2 (594 / sq mi)22
Canlaoncity (CC)54,50950,6271.42%170.93 km2 (66.00 sq mi)319 / km2 (826 / sq mi)12
Dauinmunicipality27,78625,2391.85%114.10 km2 (44.05 sq mi)244 / km2 (631 / sq mi)23
Dumaguetecity (CC), capital131,377120,8831.60%33.62 km2 (12.98 sq mi)3,908 / km2 (10,121 / sq mi)30
Guihulngancity (CC)95,96993,6750.46%388.56 km2 (150.02 sq mi)247 / km2 (640 / sq mi)33
Jimalaludmunicipality30,94529,0441.21%139.50 km2 (53.86 sq mi)222 / km2 (575 / sq mi)28
La Libertadmunicipality38,60238,904-0.15%139.60 km2 (53.90 sq mi)277 / km2 (716 / sq mi)29
Mabinaymunicipality78,86474,1871.17%319.44 km2 (123.34 sq mi)247 / km2 (639 / sq mi)32
Manjuyodmunicipality42,33241,1070.56%264.60 km2 (102.16 sq mi)160 / km2 (414 / sq mi)27
Pamplonamunicipality37,59634,9061.42%202.20 km2 (78.07 sq mi)186 / km2 (482 / sq mi)16
San Josemunicipality20,41319,0981.28%54.46 km2 (21.03 sq mi)375 / km2 (971 / sq mi)14
Santa Catalinamunicipality75,75673,3060.63%523.10 km2 (201.97 sq mi)145 / km2 (375 / sq mi)22
Siatonmunicipality77,69673,2851.12%335.90 km2 (129.69 sq mi)231 / km2 (599 / sq mi)26
Sibulanmunicipality59,45551,5192.77%163.00 km2 (62.93 sq mi)365 / km2 (945 / sq mi)15
Tanjaycity (CC)80,53279,0980.34%276.05 km2 (106.58 sq mi)292 / km2 (756 / sq mi)24
Tayasanmunicipality35,47034,6090.47%154.20 km2 (59.54 sq mi)230 / km2 (596 / sq mi)28
Valenciamunicipality34,85231,4771.96%147.49 km2 (56.95 sq mi)236 / km2 (612 / sq mi)24
Vallehermosomunicipality38,25936,9430.67%101.25 km2 (39.09 sq mi)378 / km2 (979 / sq mi)15
Zamboanguitamunicipality27,55224,9961.87%85.86 km2 (33.15 sq mi)321 / km2 (831 / sq mi)10
Negros Oriental Total1,354,9951,286,6660.99%5,385.53 km2 (2,079.36 sq mi)252 / km2 (652 / 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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
151,338
215,7502.26%
335,1732.23%
386,2031.46%
538,2062.96%
652,2641.90%
740,4172.58%
819,3992.05%
925,2721.22%
1,025,2471.94%
1,130,0882.11%
1,231,9041.20%
1,286,6661.60%
1,354,9950.99%

National roads

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

Primary Roads

  • Bais-Kabankalan Road
  • Dumaguete North Road (Dumaguete-Junction Bais-Kabankalan)
  • Dumaguete North Road (Junction Bais-Kabankalan-Negros Occidental Boundary)
  • Dumaguete South Road
  • Mayor Ramon T. Pastor Sr. Street

Secondary Roads

  • Dumaguete Airport Road
  • Dumaguete Port Road
  • Santa Catalina-Pamplona-Tanjay City
  • Vallehermoso-Canlaon City-La Castellana Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Bayawan-Kabankalan Road
  • Bayawan-Mabinay Road
  • Dumaguete City-Valencia-Bacong Road
  • Guihulngan-Baloc-Isabela Road
  • Mabinay-Ayungon Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,354,995, ranked 19 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 2,079.36 square kilometers, ranked 19 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 252 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 31 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.99%, ranked 70 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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