Salvador Benedicto

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Salvador Benedicto
Municipality of Salvador Benedicto
Official seal of Salvador Benedicto
Nickname(s): "The Summer Capital of Negros Occidental"
Map of Negros Occidental showing the location of Salvador Benedicto
Map of Negros Occidental showing the location of Salvador Benedicto
Salvador Benedicto is located in Philippines
Salvador Benedicto
Salvador Benedicto
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°33′N 123°14′E / 10.550°N 123.233°E / 10.550; 123.233Coordinates: 10°33′N 123°14′E / 10.550°N 123.233°E / 10.550; 123.233
Country  Philippines
Region Negros Island Region (NIR)
Province Negros Occidental
Congr. district 1st district of Negros Occidental
Founded February 9, 1983
Barangays 7
 • Mayor Jose Max "Jomax" S. Ortiz
 • Vice-mayor Misael L. Delantar
 • Congressman Julio "Jules" A. Ledesma IV
 • Total 170.50 km2 (65.83 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 23,624
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6117
Dialing code 34
Income class 4th class; partially urban
Languages Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), Cebuano, Tagalog, English
Website www.donsalvador

Salvador Benedicto (also known as Don Salvador Benedicto) is a fourth class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 23,624 people.[3]

The municipality is also dubbed as "The Summer Capital of Negros Occidental".


Salvador Benedicto is politically subdivided into 7 barangays.[2]

  • Bago (Lalung)
  • Bagong Silang (Marcelo)
  • Bunga
  • Igmaya-an
  • Kumaliskis
  • Pandanon
  • Pinowayan (Prosperidad)


Population census of Salvador Benedicto
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 13,538 —    
1995 17,635 +5.08%
2000 17,259 −0.46%
2007 22,979 +4.03%
2010 23,624 +1.01%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]


  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" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Negros Occidental". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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