Valencia, Negros Oriental

Valencia
Municipality
Municipality of Valencia
Geothermal power station in Puhagan
Geothermal power station in Puhagan
Map of Negros Oriental with Valencia highlighted
Map of Negros Oriental with Valencia highlighted
Valencia is located in Philippines
Valencia
Valencia
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°17′N 123°15′E / 9°17′N 123°15′E / 9.28; 123.25
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceNegros Oriental
District3rd district of Negros Oriental
Barangays24 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorEdgar Teves
 • Vice MayorRomeo Alviola
 • Electorate23,650 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total147.49 km2 (56.95 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total34,852
 • Density240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code6215
PSGC074623000
IDD:area code+63 (0)35
Climate typetropical climate
Income class1st municipal income class

Valencia, officially the Municipality of Valencia, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 34,852 people.[3]

It is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) west of Dumaguete City, the most populated city and capital of the province. The municipality was voted as "the greenest and cleanest" town of Negros Oriental in 2007.[4]

Our Lady of the Abandoned is the patroness of Valencia, and her feast day is celebrated annually every October 12 with the town fiesta. The fiesta is an official non-working holiday for the town.

Geography

Valencia occupies an area of 14,749 hectares (36,450 acres), 35% of which are classified as plains. The town is 65% mountainous, with elevation averaging from 200 to 500 metres (660 to 1,640 ft) above sea level, with the top of Mount Talinis at an elevation of 1,903 metres (6,243 ft) along the municipal southern boundary. The climate in the municipality is relatively cool, especially at higher elevations.

The region is also the most critical watershed area of Negros Oriental, providing abundant drinking water to Valencia and its neighboring municipalities.

Barangays

The town is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.

  • Apolong
  • East Balabag
  • West Balabag
  • Balayagmanok
  • Balili
  • Balugo
  • Bongbong
  • Bong-ao
  • Calayugan
  • Cambucad
  • Dobdob
  • Jawa
  • Caidiocan
  • Liptong
  • Lunga
  • Malabo
  • Malaunay
  • Mampas
  • Palinpinon
  • North Poblacion
  • South Poblacion
  • Puhagan
  • Pulangbato
  • Sagbang