Himamaylan

Summary

Himamaylan (/hmɑːˈmlən/), officially the City of Himamaylan (Hiligaynon: Dakbanwa/Syudad sang Himamaylan; Filipino: Lungsod ng Himamaylan), is a 3rd class component city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 116,240 people.[3]

Himamaylan
City of Himamaylan
Himamaylan City Hall
Himamaylan City Hall
Flag of Himamaylan
Official seal of Himamaylan
Nickname(s): 
Maylan
Home of Himaya-an Festival and Patik Kawayan
Motto: 
Onward To More Progress
Map of Negros Occidental with Himamaylan highlighted
Map of Negros Occidental with Himamaylan highlighted
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Himamaylan
Himamaylan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°06′N 122°52′E / 10.1°N 122.87°E / 10.1; 122.87
CountryPhilippines
RegionNegros Island Region
ProvinceNegros Occidental
District 5th district
Founded1575
CityhoodMarch 5, 2001
Barangays19 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorRogelio Raymund I. Tongson, Jr.
 • Vice MayorJustin Dominic S. Gatuslao
 • RepresentativeEmilio Bernardino L. Yulo III
 • City Council
Members
 • Electorate73,697 voters (2022)
Area
 • Total367.04 km2 (141.71 sq mi)
Elevation
230 m (750 ft)
Highest elevation
1,459 m (4,787 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census)[3]
 • Total116,240
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
 • Households
28,225
Economy
 • Income class3rd city income class
 • Poverty incidence
25.44
% (2021)[4]
 • Revenue₱ 835.4 million (2020)
 • Assets₱ 2,677 million (2020)
 • Expenditure₱ 767.5 million (2020)
 • Liabilities₱ 640.3 million (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityNegros Occidental Electric Cooperative (NOCECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6108
PSGC
064510000
IDD:area code+63 (0)34
Native languagesHiligaynon
Tagalog
Websitehimamaylancity.gov.ph

This component city located is 75 kilometres (47 mi) south of Bacolod, the provincial capital. Due to its coastal location, it is a rich source of different types of seafood, mainly fish, oysters, mussels and shrimps. The city celebrates the Himaya-an Festival every April 14–25.

Himamaylan became a city on March 5, 2001, through a proclamation by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo under Republic Act No. 9028. It is the only city in the 5th District of the province.

Etymology

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During the Spanish colonisation, it was once spelt as "Gimamaylan".[5]

History

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In 1795, Himamaylan became the capital of Negros.[6] At that time, the city served as a garrison for occupying Spanish forces. Today, the old Spanish-built fort constructed as a lookout point for frequent Moro raids is one of the historical attractions found in the city.[7]

Cityhood

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In 2001, the Philippine Congress passed Republic Act No. 9028, providing for the conversion of the municipality into a city after a favourable plebiscite.

Geography

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Himamaylan is located at the centre-most cove on the coastline of Negros Island. Himamaylan has a natural harbour characterised by deep waters favourable to access by marine vessels.

Located in the centre of the island, the city is conducive to operations reaching all parts of the country and the rest of Southeast Asia from a strategic point. Most portions of the city are plains and generally have fertile soil, conducive for agriculture. The city's rivers are 12 feet (3.7 m) or deeper, providing drainage for farmland.

Barangays

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Entry to Barangay Aguisan

Himamaylan is politically subdivided into 19 barangays. Each barangay consists of puroks and some have sitios.

  • Aguisan
  • Buenavista
  • Cabadiangan
  • Cabanbanan
  • Carabalan
  • Caradio-an
  • Libacao
  • Mambagaton
  • Nabali-an
  • Mahalang
  • San Antonio
  • Sara-et
  • Su-ay
  • Talaban
  • To-oy
  • Barangay I (Poblacion)
  • Barangay II (Poblacion)
  • Barangay III (Poblacion)
  • Barangay IV (Poblacion)

Climate

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Climate data for Himamaylan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 30
(86)
31
(88)
32
(90)
33
(91)
32
(90)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(87)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 38
(1.5)
29
(1.1)
55
(2.2)
65
(2.6)
141
(5.6)
210
(8.3)
212
(8.3)
176
(6.9)
180
(7.1)
180
(7.1)
130
(5.1)
70
(2.8)
1,486
(58.6)
Average rainy days 9.0 7.2 11.1 13.5 25.6 28.4 28.9 27.3 26.9 27.7 21.8 13.8 241.2
Source: Meteoblue[8]

Demographics

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Population census of Himamaylan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 14,932—    
1918 15,559+0.27%
1939 28,407+2.91%
1948 33,984+2.01%
1960 41,985+1.78%
1970 53,663+2.48%
1975 65,521+4.09%
1980 70,467+1.47%
1990 81,014+1.40%
1995 83,268+0.52%
2000 88,684+1.36%
2007 102,014+1.95%
2010 103,006+0.35%
2015 106,880+0.71%
2020 116,240+1.66%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[9][10][11][12]

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

Economy

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Himamaylan City Public Plaza

Poverty incidence of Himamaylan

10
20
30
40
2006
30.50
2009
31.37
2012
23.50
2015
19.76
2018
23.96
2021
25.44

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20]

The city's main sources of livelihood include fishery, sugarcane farming and sugar production, rice farming, mango cultivation and ethanol exports.[21]

Sister city

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References

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  1. ^ City of Himamaylan | (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. Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2021 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. April 2, 2024. Retrieved April 28, 2024.
  5. ^ "File:Negros.jpg", Wikipedia, retrieved April 25, 2021
  6. ^ "Inside Negros: Himamaylan City". Archived from the original on September 2, 2008. Retrieved September 2, 2008.
  7. ^ "Negros Occidental, Himamaylan City". Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. Retrieved September 2, 2008.
  8. ^ "Himamaylan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  9. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  10. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)" (PDF). Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. National Statistics Office. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  11. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. National Statistics Office.{{cite encyclopedia}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ "Province of". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  13. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  14. ^ "Estimation of Local Poverty in the Philippines" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. November 29, 2005.
  15. ^ "2003 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. March 23, 2009.
  16. ^ "City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates; 2006 and 2009" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. August 3, 2012.
  17. ^ "2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. May 31, 2016.
  18. ^ "Municipal and City Level Small Area Poverty Estimates; 2009, 2012 and 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. July 10, 2019.
  19. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. December 15, 2021. Retrieved January 22, 2022.
  20. ^ "PSA Releases the 2021 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. April 2, 2024. Retrieved April 28, 2024.
  21. ^ "About Himamaylan City". Retrieved September 2, 2008.[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ "Himamaylan City eyes sisterhood deal with Taguig City". SunStar Bacolod. November 13, 2012.
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  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Philippine Census Information
  • Local Governance Performance Management System