Comprehensive Guide to Negros Oriental

Negros Oriental is a province in the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. Its capital is the city of Dumaguete. It occupies the southeastern half of the large island of Negros, and borders Negros Occidental, which comprises the northwestern half. It also includes Apo Island, a popular dive site for both local and foreign tourists.

An Overview of Negros Oriental

Negros Oriental has a land area of 5,385.53 square kilometers. As of the 2020 census, the province has a population of 1,354,995, making it the 19th most populous province in the Philippines.

The province is home to several cities and municipalities. The cities include Bais, Bayawan, Canlaon, Dumaguete, Guihulngan, and Tanjay. The municipalities include Amlan, Ayungon, Bacong, Basay, Bindoy, Dauin, Jimalalud, La Libertad, Mabinay, Manjuyod, Pamplona, San Jose, Santa Catalina, Siaton, Sibulan, Tayasan, Valencia, Vallehermoso, and Zamboanguita.

Economically, Negros Oriental is largely reliant on agriculture, with rice and coconut as major crops. The province is also known for its people’s skills in furniture making and handicrafts. It has also started to promote its tourism industry in recent years.

As for the real estate market, it is growing, especially in areas near the capital city of Dumaguete. The province offers a variety of real estate options from affordable to high-end, catering to different market segments. The demand for residential and commercial spaces is increasing, driven by the province’s growing population and the development of its tourism and business sectors.

Exploring the Cities of Negros Oriental


Dumaguete, officially the City of Dumaguete, is a 3rd class component city and capital of the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. It is known as the “City of Gentle People”. Dumaguete is referred to as a university city because of the presence of four universities and a number of other colleges where students of the province converge to enroll for tertiary education.

As of the 2020 census, Dumaguete has a population of 134,103 people. It has a land area of 33.62 square kilometers. The city’s topography is flat from two to six kilometers from the shoreline. It slopes gently upwards to the adjoining municipality of Valencia. The highest ground elevation is approximately 30 meters above sea level.

Economically, Dumaguete has a robust local economy. The city’s income classification is reclassified from 1st class to 3rd class based on income standards set by the Department of Finance. The local economy is largely based on the services sector which includes tourism, education, retail, healthcare, IT-BPO and other business process outsourcing activities.

The real estate market in Dumaguete has been growing steadily over the years. The city is a popular retirement destination for foreigners, and this has driven a surge in real estate development. Condominium developments, gated communities, and commercial establishments have sprouted in the city.

Source: wikipedia

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