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Binalbagan
Municipality
Island Group Visayas
Region Western Visayas
Province Negros Occidental
Area 189.96 km²
Barangays 16
PSGC 064503000
ZIP 6107
Population
- Total 64,747
- Density/km² 340.85
Income class 1
Urbanisation partly urban
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Binalbagan

Binalbagan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental located in Region VI or Western Visayas region and belonging to the Visayas group of islands. It is situated 62 kilometers south of Bacolod City, the provincial capital. Travel time from Bacolod City is approximately 1 ½ hour via public transport and 1 hour by private vehicle.

Binalbagan is classified as partly urban and is politically subdivided into 16 barangays. Seven of which are rural while nine are urban barangays. It has three barangays which are located along the coastline.

According to the August 2007 census, Binalbagan has a total population of 64,747 residents occupying a total land area of 189.96 km². This translates to a population density of 340.85 per square kilometer of the town.

According to old folks, the town got its name from a past incident when a very big snake was stranded in the mouth of the river and blocked the water transportation at that time. People would refer to the place as "Binalabagan" which subsequently evolved to Binalbagan.

Binalbagan is the home of the Binalbagan-Isabela Sugar Company (BISCOM) which is located in a 67.36 hectare of land within the poblacion. It is one of the oldest sugar mills in the country. BISCOM plays an important role in the development not only of Binalbagan but also of the whole 5th District of Negros Occidental being the only sugar mill in the area.

With three coastal barangays, Binalbagan has several beaches which are good option for family outings and relaxation. They are the La Aplaya, Queen Rina’s Beach and Kasuya Beach. Other famous landmarks in the town are the Municpal Hall once called the Malacañang of the South because of its Spanish inspired design and the St. Isidore Parish Church which was built in 1937.

Binalbagan celebrates the Balbagan Festival on the 15th day of May as the highlight of the annual town fiesta celebration and in honor of its patron saint, St. Isidore, also the patron of farmers. Highlight of the festival is the street dancing competition where in dancers wear colorful costumes.

Administratively the Municipality of Binalbagan is subdivided into 16 barangays. 9 compose the center of the city wheras the other 7 are in the outlying areas. Some of them are even several kilometers away from the center of the Municipality. The most populous are San Juan (Pob.), Marina (Pob.), San Teodoro (Pob.), Bagroy, Amontay, San Vicente (Pob.), Santo Rosario (Pob.), Paglaum (Pob.), Progreso (Pob.), San Pedro (Pob.), Canmoros (Pob.), San Jose, Santol, Enclaro, Bi-ao.

Among the bigger cities and muni­ci­pa­li­ties in the neigh­bor­hood of Binalbagan there are Iloilo City (Iloilo) 64 km north-west, Toledo City (Cebu) 90 km east-north-east, Bago City 37 km north, City Of Kabankalan 23 km south, Cadiz City 97 km north-north-east, Bacolod City 54 km north, City Of Bayawan (Tulong) (Negros Oriental) 76 km south-south-west, City Of Himamaylan 10 km south, San Carlos City 56 km east-north-east as well as 100 km north-east of Binalbagan the municipality Sagay City.


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