Sibulan, Negros Oriental
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Map of Negros Oriental showing the location of Sibulan
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||2nd district of Negros Oriental|
|• Mayor||Maning Diputado|
|• Total||163.00 km2 (62.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||320/km2 (820/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Sibulan is also the location of the Twin Lakes eco-tourism site, composed of Lake Balinsasayao and Lake Danao. The site, managed by the provincial government, is located 1,047 metres (3,435 ft) above sea level on Mount Talinis.
- Enrique Villanueva
- San Antonio
Sibulan has six coastal barangays: from north to south they are Ajong, Looc, Poblacion, Cangmating, Maslog, Agan-an and Boloc-boloc. The provincial airport, known as the Dumaguete Airport, is actually in Agan-an, Sibulan. There is a growing number of guest houses and beach resorts from Cangmating southward to Dumaguete and the coral reefs of Ajong are attracting more dive boats.
The municipal seat is in barangay Poblacion, approximately midway along the coast of the town. The main municipal port facility is in Poblacion, where a fast ferry runs every hour to Santander on the tip of Cebu island. There is also a fishing and freight port in barangay Looc.
Sibulan has two small Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), which are coral reef areas that prohibit fishing, swimming and diving. One is in Agan-an, just north of the airport, the other is in Cangmating. These were established to improve the sustainability of the local fishery.
The inland barangays are primarily agricultural and residential with minimal business and public facilities. Most commercial development is along the national highway, which runs the length of the town from Dumaguete in the south to San Jose at the north. Most business and light industry is along the highway in Boloc-Boloc, Maslog, Agan-an and Poblacion. This is largely urban sprawl from Dumaguete seeking the advantageous tax rates in Sibulan.
Sibulan also boasts a golf course resort, perched on the foothills in barangay San Antonio, just north of the town center.
|Population census of Sibulan|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
- "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
- "Province: Negros Oriental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
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||Pamplona||Tanjay / Amlan / San Jose||Santander, Cebu
|Santa Catalina||Bohol Sea|
|Valencia / Dumaguete|