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Municipality of Binalbagan
Map of Negros Occidental with Binalbagan highlighted
Map of Negros Occidental with Binalbagan highlighted
Binalbagan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°12′N 122°52′E / 10.200°N 122.867°E / 10.200; 122.867Coordinates: 10°12′N 122°52′E / 10.200°N 122.867°E / 10.200; 122.867
Country  Philippines
Region Negros Island Region (NIR)
Province Negros Occidental
Congr. district 5th district of Negros Occidental
Incorporated May 15, 1572 (town)
Barangays 16
 • Mayor Emmanuel Aranda
 • Total 189.96 km2 (73.34 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 65,431
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6107
Area code 34
Languages Hiligaynon (Ilonggo)

Binalbagan is a first class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 65,431 people.[3] Major economic activities include manufacturing, agriculture, services, cottage industries and tourism. Binalbagan is also known for the Binalbagan Isabela Sugar Company (BISCOM).

Binalbagan became a town on May 15, 1572[4] and was one of the first two settlements (the second being the municipality of Ilog). On the record, Binalbagan is the oldest town in the Negros Island Region, thereby earning the title, “Banwang Panganay” or oldest town. The Municipality of Oton in the province in Iloilo, also founded in 1572 holds the same title in Western Visayas.[5]

The municipality celebrates an annual fiesta called "The Balbagan Festival" every month of May.


Binalbagan is politically subdivided into 16 barangays: thirteen (13) rural barangays and three (3) urban barangays.[6]


Population census of Binalbagan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 52,073 —    
1995 54,664 +0.91%
2000 58,280 +1.38%
2007 64,747 +1.46%
2010 65,431 +0.38%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][8]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Negros Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Official Website of Binalbagan". Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  5. ^ Binalbagan History.
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  7. ^ "An Act Changing the Name of Barrio Soledad in the Municipality of Binalbagan, Province of Negros Occidental, to Barrio Payao". Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  8. ^ "Province of Negros Occidental". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

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