Ayungon, Negros Oriental

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Ayungon
Municipality
Map of Negros Oriental with Ayungon highlighted
Map of Negros Oriental with Ayungon highlighted
Ayungon is located in Philippines
Ayungon
Ayungon
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°51′N 123°08′E / 9.850°N 123.133°E / 9.850; 123.133Coordinates: 09°51′N 123°08′E / 9.850°N 123.133°E / 9.850; 123.133
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Negros Oriental
Congr. district 1st district of Negros Oriental
Barangays 24
Government[1]
 • Mayor Edsel G. Enardecido
Area[2]
 • Total 265.10 km2 (102.36 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 46,146
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6210
Dialing code 35

Ayungon is a second class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 46,146.[3]

History[edit]

It is said that Ayungon is derived from the name of a deaf man, “Ayung,” who cut down a “dungon” tree. Old municipal profiles refer to Ayungon as Todos los Santos though there are no legends to explain that Hispanic name, just as there are no tales elaborating on the ruins of apparently Hispanic fortifications on the Tampocon II shoreline, perhaps because Ayungon’s colonial past was not entirely its own: for many years it was a mere barrio of Tayasan, until 1924 when Governor General Leonard Wood came to establish Ayungon as a full-fledged municipality.

Although firing up its economic dynamos to catch up with provincial developments, Ayungon retains its rural charm through vast and scenic rice fields, dense coconut groves and expansive plantations of sugar cane, bananas and pineapple.

Of only three virgin forests said to be still remaining on Negros Island, one is located in Banban, Ayungon. Nature lovers will be regaled by sightings in the Karalaon Bird Sanctuary, the subterranean drama of the Mabato Caves, and the postcard-pretty Pagsalsalan Twin Falls.

Ayungon is located on the midriff of Oriental Negros’ northern stretch, approximately two hours from Dumaguete City.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Ayungon is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.[2]

  • Amdus
  • Anibong
  • Atabay
  • Awa-an
  • Ban-ban
  • Calagcalag
  • Candana-ay
  • Carol-an
  • Gomentoc
  • Inacban
  • Iniban
  • Jandalamanon
  • Kilaban
  • Lamigan
  • Maaslum
  • Mabato
  • Manogtong
  • Nabhang
  • Poblacion
  • Tambo
  • Tampocon I
  • Tampocon II
  • Tibyawan
  • Tiguib

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Ayungon
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 33,317 —    
1995 36,928 +1.95%
2000 40,744 +2.13%
2007 42,643 +0.63%
2010 46,146 +2.91%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Negros Oriental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Negros Oriental Tourism "[1]", About | Cities & Towns. Retrieved 2013-05-28.

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