Negros Occidental, also known as Occidental Negros or Western Negros, is a province located in the region of Western Visayas. Its capital is Bacolod. It is the fourth most populated province in the Philippines. It is known for its chicken inasal and its sugar industry, hence nicknamed as the sugar bowl of the Philippines.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province has a tropical climate. Rainfall is significant most months of the year, and the short dry season has little effect. This location is classified as Am by Köppen and Geiger. The average annual temperature in Hinoba-an is 27.4 °C. The rainfall here averages 2408 mm.
Best time to visit is in October. During this time the province’s capital, Bacolod City, celebrates the Masskara Festival. Expect a lot of street dancing and parties. April also boosts the province’s tourism as it holds the Panaad sa Negros Festival.
The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Negros Occidental provinceis divided into 19 Municipalities, 1 Independent City, 12 Component City:
There are 14 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Negros Occidental which are under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Negros Occidental province:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Negros Occidental throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Negros Occidental province.
Where in the Philippines is Negros Occidental located?
Negros Occidental is located on Western Visayas.
Is Negros Occidental a city or province?
Negros Occidental is a province.
What is the Capital of Negros Occidental?
The capital of Negros Occidental is Bacolod.
What is Negros Occidental famous for?
Negros Occidental is famous for chicken inasal and sugar industry.
How do I get to Negros Occidental?
There are several ways to get to Negros Occidental, the most common being from Manila:
- Plane | 1.25 hours | $30-$170
- Ferry | 20 hours | $13-$124
How many islands are in Negros Occidental?
There are 14 islands in Negros Occidental province.
What does Negros Occidental mean?
Negros got its name from the dark-skinned natives found in the area during the Spanish period.
How Safe is Traveling in Negros Occidental?
Negros Occidental is very safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Negros Occidental the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Negros Occidental province is considered tropical. It is similar to most provinces in the Philippines.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…
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