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Negros Oriental

Negros Oriental (also called Oriental Negros) is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region.

By its name, Negros Oriental is on the south-eastern half of the island of Negros Island. Dumaguete City is the provincial capital and seat of government. It is also the most populous city, despite having the smallest land area.


The province has low, grooved mountain ranges which mostly lie close to the shoreline. At the southern end of the province is the Cuernos de Negros (Horns of Negros) stratovolcano which rises to a height of 1864 meters. At the northern end of the province is Mount Kanlaon, the highest peak in the island with a height of 2465 meters and an active volcano. There are a few plateaus in the interior to the west of the province. One of the landmarks of Dumaguete is the Dumaguete Bell Tower which stands next to the St Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral. It once used to warn the city of impending pirate attacks.



Generally, the area is characterized by unpronounced maximum rainfall with a short dry season lasting from one to three months. Also because of the mountain range, the province is sheltered from the full impact of typhoons originating from the southwest.



Negros Oriental is accessible by car, jeepney, buses, ferry, boat, and airplane. 


Through the years, vacation rentals and accommodations in Negros Oriental are getting more modern and affordable.