Map of Negros Occidental with Hinigaran highlighted
|Region||Negros Island Region (NIR)|
|Congr. district||5th district of Negros Occidental|
|• Mayor||Hermilo L. Aguilar|
|• Total||154.92 km2 (59.81 sq mi)|
|• Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Hinigaran is a first class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines, about 54 kilometres (34 mi) south from Bacolod City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 81,925 people.
Hinigaran is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.
- Barangay I (Pob.)
- Barangay II (Pob.)
- Barangay III (Pob.)
- Barangay IV (Pob.)
The early inhabitants of this town were the semi-primitive people called "Mundos" and "Ambaks". When traders and settlers from Panay started moving in, the natives were driven to the mountains. The new settlers were called "Tagahigad" and when the Spaniards came the place was called "Ginigaran" from the word "higad" but it was later spelled and pronounced as Hinigaran.
The town was founded in 1765 and Captain Basilio Mongcal was appointed as the first president in 1806. Among its first settlers were the families of Mongcal, Lagtapon, Cosio,Sario, David, Orin, Pido, Pabalinas, Luntayao, Javier, Vargas, Lucasan, Grijaldo, Villadelgado and Dano-og—some of whom were from Panay.
The Spaniards established the seat of the "pueblo" in Jacinto and Zamora Streets, and the town was governed by "Capitanes Municipales", Tenientes Absolato" and Cabeza de Barangays". When revolt against the Spanish Government broke out, Capitan Bibiano Gelvosa and his followers fought bravely against the Spaniards. He was the last "Capitan Municipal" when the Americans arrived.
|Population census of Hinigaran|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
- Total Internal Revenue Allotment: P 73,806,973.00
- Total Income: P 27,203,343.68
- Major Industry: agriculture and fishing
- Products: Nylon shell, Capiz shell, Talaba, firecrackers manufacturing
- Market Days: Thursdays and Sunday
- Town Fiesta: April 30
- Patronal Fiesta: July 22
- Patron Saint: Saint Mary Magdalene
- Number of Elementary Schools : 25
- Number of Secondary Schools : 7
- Number of College : 1 – Central Philippines State University formerly named NSCA (Negros Occidental College of Agriculture, Cong. Mariano M. Yulo Campus)
- San Jose Muscovado Sugar Mill
- Brgy. Pilar' World War II Marker
- Mary Magdalene Church
- "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
- "Province: Negros Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
- "Province of Negros Occidental". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- "Banana plant with five hearts" in Hinigaran
- Local Governance Performance Management System