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Victorias
City of Victorias
Victorias Milling Company
Victorias Milling Company
Flag of Victorias
Official seal of Victorias
Nickname(s): 
"The Sugarlandia of Negros"
"The Sweet and Green City of Negros"
Map of Negros Occidental with Victorias highlighted
Map of Negros Occidental with Victorias highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Victorias is located in Philippines
Victorias
Victorias
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°54′N 123°05′E / 10.9°N 123.08°E / 10.9; 123.08
CountryPhilippines
RegionWestern Visayas
ProvinceNegros Occidental
District  3rd district
FoundedOctober 2, 1906
CityhoodMarch 21, 1998
Barangays26 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorFrancis Frederick P. Palanca
 • Vice MayorJerry L. Jover
 • RepresentativeJose Francisco B. Benitez
 • City Council
Members
 • Electorate62,722 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total133.92 km2 (51.71 sq mi)
Elevation
166 m (545 ft)
Highest elevation
1,568 m (5,144 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total90,101
 • Density670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
 • Households
8,836
Economy
 • Income class4th city income class
 • Poverty incidence17.37% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱742,230,361.50 (2020)
 • Assets₱2,554,020,003.90 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱581,554,061.68 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱1,003,164,534.22 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityNorthern Negros Electric Cooperative (NONECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6119
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)34
Native languagesHiligaynon
Tagalog
Websitewww.victoriascity.gov.ph

Victorias, officially the City of Victorias (Hiligaynon: Dakbanwa sang Victorias; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Victorias), is a 4th class component city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 90,101 people. [3]

Victorias is notable for the St. Joseph the Worker Chapel, which was declared as an Important Cultural Property of the Philippines in December 2015.

It is also the site of Victorias Milling Company, the world's largest integrated sugar mill, sitting on a 7,000 hectares (17,000 acres) compound that makes it the Philippine's largest sugar refinery.

Victorias City also serves as the access point to the Northern Negros Natural Park, popular among hikers visiting Mount Mandalagan and Mount Silay.

Barangays

Victorias City is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.

  • Barangay I (Poblacion)
  • Barangay II (Quezon; Pob.)
  • Barangay III (Poblacion)
  • Barangay IV (Poblacion)
  • Barangay V (Poblacion)
  • Barangay VI (Estrella/Salvacion; Pob.)
  • Barangay VI-A (Boulevard/Villa Miranda/Sitio Cubay/Pasil)
  • Barangay VII (Poblacion)
  • Barangay VIII (Old Simboryo)
  • Barangay IX (Daan Banwa)
  • Barangay X (Estado)
  • Barangay XI (Gawahon)
  • Barangay XII
  • Barangay XII (Gloryville)
  • Barangay XIV
  • Barangay XV West Caticlan
  • Barangay XV-A East Caticlan
  • Barangay XVI
  • Barangay XVI-A
  • Barangay XVII
  • Barangay XVIII
  • Barangay XVIII-A (Florencia, Kubay, Golf)
  • Barangay XIX
  • Barangay XIX-A (Canetown Subdivision)
  • Barangay XX
  • Barangay XXI

Climate

Climate data for Victorias
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
30
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 57
(2.2)
37
(1.5)
41
(1.6)
42
(1.7)
98
(3.9)
155
(6.1)
187
(7.4)
162
(6.4)
179
(7.0)
188
(7.4)
114
(4.5)
78
(3.1)
1,338
(52.8)
Average rainy days 12.0 7.7 9.2 10.2 19.5 24.6 26.9 25.1 25.5 25.2 18.0 13.0 216.9
Source: Meteoblue [5]

Demographics

Population census of Victorias
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 8,372—    
1918 7,557−0.68%
1939 19,547+4.63%
1948 27,858+4.02%
1960 34,290+1.75%
1970 48,829+3.59%
1975 53,994+2.04%
1980 55,959+0.72%
1990 69,892+2.25%
1995 78,283+2.15%
2000 81,743+0.93%
2007 88,149+1.05%
2010 88,299+0.06%
2015 87,933−0.08%
2020 90,101+0.48%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[6][7][8][9]

The people in the city speak the Hiligaynon language (often called Ilonggo). Filipino and English are generally understood.

Economy


Religion

Notable religions include:

Churches

Notable churches include:

  • St. Joseph the Worker Chapel, also known as the Angry Christ Church
  • Ultrafidian Center
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Victorias City
  • Our Lady of Victory Parish

St. Joseph the Worker Chapel

Within the Victorias Milling Company's complex is the St. Joseph the Worker Chapel, a masterpiece considered the first example of modern sacral architecture in the Philippines and raised to the status of Important Cultural Property by the National Museum of the Philippines in 2015. The chapel was designed by the famous Czech Architect Antonín Raymond.

Its mural of the Angry Christ was painted by international artist Alfonso Ossorio. The mural has been featured in various publications such as Life Magazine. Its fierce, vivid colors gave the church its most known name, the "Angry Christ Church".

Festivals

The city celebrates the annual Kadalag-an Festival, a charter anniversary held on 21 March, and the annual Malihaw Festival on 26 April.

The city also celebrates the Kalamayan Festival every December. The word "Kalamayan" depicts what Victorias is known for, its “kalamay” or refined sugar and its sugar industry, the Victorias Milling Company.

Notable people

Education

Notable educational institutions include:

References

  1. ^ City of Victorias |  (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Census of Population (2020). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ "Victorias: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  6. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  11. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ Colegio de Santa Ana de Victorias

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