Toboso, Negros Occidental

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Toboso
Municipality
Map of Negros Occidental with Toboso highlighted
Map of Negros Occidental with Toboso highlighted
Toboso is located in Philippines
Toboso
Toboso
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°43′N 123°31′E / 10.717°N 123.517°E / 10.717; 123.517Coordinates: 10°43′N 123°31′E / 10.717°N 123.517°E / 10.717; 123.517
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Province Negros Occidental
Congr. district 1st district of Negros Occidental
Barangays 9
Government[1]
 • Mayor Evello M. Valencia Jr.
Area[2]
 • Total 117.33 km2 (45.30 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 41,658
 • Density 360/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6125
Dialing code 34

Toboso is a third class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 41,658 people.[3] The current mayor is Evelio Valencia.

Economy[edit]

Economic progress in Toboso is very slow due to the limited number of business establishments. It is commonly called the ‘’poorest municipality‘’ in Negros Occidental. Since its municipality recognition on July 1, 1948, the town struggle to be at par with its neighboring towns like Escalante, Sagay, Calatrava and San Carlos City.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Toboso is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.[2]

  • Bandila
  • Bug-ang
  • General Luna
  • Magticol
  • Poblacion
  • Salamanca
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • Tabun-ac

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Toboso
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 34,621 —    
1995 38,623 +2.07%
2000 40,712 +1.14%
2007 41,358 +0.22%
2010 41,658 +0.26%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Negros Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 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 8 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Philippine National Statistics Office
  5. ^ "Province of Negros Occidental". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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