Negros island is an island in the Philippines located in Visayas, and is the third largest island in the country. Its land area is about 13,328.4 square kilometers (5,146.1 sq mi). The islanders are called Negrenses, which is the Philippine island that means blacks in Spanish.
Information about the island of Negros
Negros Island is a Philippine island. The island offers multiple services for all ages, both for beginners divers and for diving training. There are so many trips that make you enjoy and take you deep into the island to see plants and animals.
Negros Island is one of the Philippine Islands, which is located in the central Philippines. It is separated by Panay Island to the northwest of the Strait of Guimaras and from Cebu Island to the east of the Strait of Tanon. The island is bordered to the north and south by the Philippines and Solo Seas, respectively.
Negros is about 135 miles (217 km) in length and 22-49 miles (35-79 km) in width. There is a series of noble central mountains that run close to the entire length of the island to create a deep dissection of erosion. The island contains a group of Canlaon Mountains, which is an active volcano at 8,086 feet (2465 meters) at the highest point of Negros. The main rivers on the island are Binalbagan, ILOG, Tolong, and Tanjay. Southeast peninsula to contain the lakes of Danao Crater and Balinsasayan.
Bacolod is the largest city on the island and an important source of sugar, which is located on the northwest coast.
Negros is a densely populated area in coastal areas. The east coast of Negros has interrupted foothills, while the West Coast plains are among the vast Philippine lowlands, which run at 5-30 miles (8-48 km) wide and extend about 100 miles (160 km) along the coastline.
Politically and linguistically, Negros is divided into two parts: Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, which includes the Negros Island region. This island, which roughly follows the mountain range in the center of the island, is divided into two ethnic and linguistic groups. The western part are Ilonggo-speaking Negrenses of the Hellenegon, and the eastern part is home to the Sibiu-speaking population, although there are other places in Negros Occidental but they speak to Sibiono majorly.
The island is divided into more than 19 cities and 38 municipalities. The main cities on the island are Bacolod in Negros Occidental and Dumaguete in Negros Oriental. It is noted that Negros is the main producer of sugar in the country. There are sugar cane plantations that abound in the agricultural areas of the island. The island also produces cotton.
Kanlaon Volcano is the volcano located in the northern part of the island, and is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, which overlooks Bacolod. It is the highest peaks on the island, as well as in the region of Visayas. Other notable peaks on the island are Mount Sly and Mount Mandalagan in Negros Occidental, Cernus de Negros in Negros Oriental.
Electricity is harvested from volcanic activity in Negros through two geothermal plants on the island, one located in Palinpinon, Negros Oriental, and the other, opened in 2007, in Mailum, Negros Occidental.
The population of the Negros region is 4194525 people at the 2010 census. In addition to:
Negros Occidental, including its capital, Bacolod City, has a population of 290,785,969 who live in 13 cities and 19 municipalities, with a combined of 662 towns. Bacolod City, with a population of about 511,820, is the city independent of the province due to its position as a high city full of urbanization.
Negros Oriental has a population of 128,666. It has a total of 557 towns consisting of 6 cities and 19 towns. Dumaguete is the provincial capital.
Sugar is the largest industry on the island, followed by breeding and wrestling.
Negros produces a lot of sugar in the Philippines, and it is one of the richest and most influential policies in the country’s regions. Sugar cane plantations and centrals (mills that produce raw sugar from cane) are concentrated in the north and west. There are large numbers of migrant workers annually across the strait from Banai to harvest sugar cane. Rice, coconuts, bananas, papaya, and mangoes are the secondary crops raised about Negros, and corn is the main food crop. Wood has been extracted and treated is important. Mineral deposits include copper, mined in Sipolay, gypsum, coal, and rock phosphate. Salt is produced in the east.