|City of Victorias
Lungsod ng Victorias (in Tagalog)
Victorias Milling Company
|Nickname(s): "The Sugarlandia of Negros"
"The Sweet and Green City of Negros"
Map of Negros Occidental with Victorias highlighted
|Region||Negros Island Region (NIR/Region XVIII)|
|District||3rd district of Negros Occidental|
|Cityhood||March 21, 1998|
|• Mayor||Francis Frederick P. Palanca|
|• Total||133.92 km2 (51.71 sq mi)|
|• Density||660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||34|
Victorias, officially the City of Victorias or often referred to as Victorias City, is a fourth income class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 88,299 people.
It is also known for being the site of Victorias Milling Company, the world's largest integrated sugar mill, sitting on a 7,000 hectares (17,000 acres) compound that makes it the Philippine's largest sugar refinery.
St. Joseph the Worker Chapel
Within the Victorias Milling Company's complex is the St. Joseph the Worker Chapel, a masterpiece considered the first example of modern sacral architecture in the Philippines and raised to the status of Important Cultural Property by the National Museum of the Philippines in 2015. The chapel was designed by the famous Czech Architect Antonín Raymond.
Its mural of the Angry Christ is painted by international artist Alfonso Ossorio. The mural has been featured in various publications like Life Magazine. Its fierce, vivid colors gave the church its most known name as the "Angry Christ Church"
The city celebrates the Kadalag-an Festival which is an Annual Charter Anniversary every 21st day of March and an Annual Fiesta every 26th day of April called the "Malihaw Festival".
The City also celebrates the Kalamayan Festival every month of December. Kalamayan Festival, the sweetest Christmas celebration of Victorias, intends to give back to Victoriahanons and spread the Yuletide spirit. The word Kalamayan, depicts what Victorias is known for, its “kalamay” or refined sugar and its sugar industry, the Victorias Milling Company. The festival also pays tribute to the sugar farmers and all Victoriahanons who in one way or another had given their share in the City’s sweet progress
- Alfonso A. Ossorio was a Filipino American abstract expressionist artist. Though born in Manila in 1916 to a Negros Occidental family, part of his work - the Angry Christ Mural - is connected to Victorias City;
- Noven Belleza; first champion of Tawag ng Tanghalan was born here.
- Barangay I (Pob.)
- Barangay II (Quezon; Pob.)
- Barangay III (Pob.)
- Barangay IV (Pob.)
- Barangay V (Pob.)
- Barangay VI (Estrella/Salvacion; Pob.)
- Barangay VI-A (Boulevard/Villa Miranda/Sitio Cubay/Pasil)
- Barangay VII (Pob.)
- Barangay VIII (Lobaton; Pob.)
- Barangay IX (Daan Banwa)
- Barangay X (Estado)
- Barangay XI (Gawahon)
- Barangay XII
- Barangay XII (Gloryville)
- Barangay XIV
- Barangay XV
- Barangay XV-A
- Barangay XVI
- Barangay XVI-A
- Barangay XVII
- Barangay XVIII
- Barangay XVIII-A (Florencia, Kubay, Golf)
- Barangay XIX
- Barangay XIX-A (Canetown Subdivision)
- Barangay XX
- Barangay XXI
|Population census of Victorias|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Notable religions include:
- United Pentecostal Church International
- Roman Catholicism
- Baptist Bible Fellowship International
- Seventh-day Adventist Church
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines
- Iglesia ni Cristo
- Jehovah's Witnesses
- Apostolic Pentecostalism
- Evangelical Protestantism
Notable churches include:
- St. Joseph the Worker Chapel, known as the Angry Christ Church
- Ultrafidian Church
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Victorias City
- Our Lady of Victory Parish
Notable educational institutions include:
- Central Philippines State University - Victorias City Campus
- Don Bosco Technical Institute, Victorias
- La Salle College-Victorias
- Negros Occidental National Science High School
- Colegio de Sta. Ana de Victorias
- Victorias National High School
- Victorias Elementary School
- "Cities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
- "Province: Negros Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 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 8 March 2013.
- Census of Population (2015). "Negros Island Region (NIR)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- Census of Population and Housing (2010). Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities (PDF). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
- Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012.
- "Province of Negros Occidental". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Victorias.|
- Victorias City Profile at the Official Website of Negros Occidental
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
- Chasing Waterfalls: Gawahon Falls
|Enrique B. Magalona||Silay|