Negros Oriental

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Negros Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. Its capital is Dumaguete City and occupies the southeast half of the island of Negros; Negros Occidental is at the western half. Negros Oriental faces Cebu to the east across Taon Strait and Siquijor to the southeast.

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Negros Oriental
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Region: Central Visayas (Region VII)
Founded: March 10, 1917
Population:
2000 census—1,126,061 (20th largest)
Density—208 per km² (41st highest)
Area: 5,402.3 km² (14th largest)
Languages: Cebuano, Ilonggo
Governor: George P. Arnaiz (2004-2007)
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People and Culture

Economy

Agriculture is the major industry in Negros Oriental. The primary crops are sugarcane, corn, coconut and rice. In the coastal area, fishing is the main source of income. People are also involved in cattle ranches, fish ponds and logging. There are also mineral deposits like gold, silver and copper.

Geography

Political

Negros Oriental is subdivided into 20 municipalities and 5 cities.

Cities

Municipalities

Physical

History

Negros Island was originally called "Buglas". Long before the arrival of Spanish colonizers, the Negritos and the Bukidnons inhabited the island. Their form of religion was animistic performed by the women priestess called Babaylanes. Barter trading between the Chinese and other Asian traders and the natives flourished even before the 12th century.

During the era of Spanish colonization in the Philippines, the island's name was changed to "Negros" because of the dark-skinned people living there. Negros was administered from Cebu until 1734, when it was made a military district of its own. The island of Negros was divided into the provinces of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental on January 1, 1890.

Negros Oriental became a province under the American civil government on March 10, 1917.

In 1892, Siquijor became a part of Negros Oriental. It was previously administered by Spain under the politico-military province of Bohol. The American government made Siquijor a "sub-province" of Negros Oriental in 1901. On September 17, 1971, Siquijor finally became an independent province by virtue of Republic Act No. 6396.

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Regions and Provinces of Visayas
Western Visayas: Aklan | Antique | Capiz | Guimaras | Iloilo | Negros Occidental
Central Visayas: Bohol | Cebu | Negros Oriental | Siquijor
Eastern Visayas: Biliran | Eastern Samar | Leyte | Northern Samar | Samar | Southern Leyte
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