Victorias, officially the City of Victorias, or simply Victorias City, is a 4th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 87,933 people.
|City of Victorias|
Victorias Milling Company
"The Sugarlandia of Negros"
"The Sweet and Green City of Negros"
Map of Negros Occidental with Victorias highlighted
|Region||Western Visayas (Region VI)|
|District||3rd district of Negros Occidental|
|Founded||October 2, 1906|
|Cityhood||March 21, 1998|
|Barangays||26 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Panlungsod|
|• Mayor||Francis Frederick P. Palanca|
|• Vice Mayor||Jerry L. Jover|
|• Congressman||Jose Francisco B. Benitez|
|• Electorate||55,692 voters (2016)|
|• Total||133.92 km2 (51.71 sq mi)|
|• Density||660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)34|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||4th city income class|
|Revenue (₱)||440.8 million (2016)|
It is also 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 ChapelEdit
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 was painted by international artist Alfonso Ossorio. The mural has been featured in various publications such as Life Magazine. Its fierce, vivid colors gave the church its most known name, the "Angry Christ Church".
The city celebrates the annual Kadalag-an Festival, a charter anniversary held on 21 March, and the annual Malihaw Festival on 26 April.
The city also celebrates the Kalamayan Festival every December. The word "Kalamayan" depicts what Victorias is known for, its “kalamay” or refined sugar and its sugar industry, the Victorias Milling Company.
Victorias City is politically subdivided into 26 barangays.
- Barangay I (Poblacion)
- Barangay II (Quezon; Pob.)
- Barangay III (Poblacion)
- Barangay IV (Poblacion)
- Barangay V (Poblacion)
- Barangay VI (Estrella/Salvacion; Pob.)
- Barangay VI-A (Boulevard/Villa Miranda/Sitio Cubay/Pasil)
- Barangay VII (Poblacion)
- Barangay VIII (Old Simboryo)
- 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
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Notable religions include:
Notable churches include:
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
- Laura Vicuña Women Development & Training Center, Hda.Malihao, Brgy. XX, Victorias City
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- Census of Population (2015). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
- Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
- "Province of". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
- Ultrafidian Church
- Colegio de Sta. Ana de Victorias