Metro Bacolod

Metro Bacolod

Metro Bacolod
—  Metropolitan area  —
Country Philippines
Region Western Visayas (Region VI)
Island Negros
Province Negros Occidental
Cities Bacolod
Legislative Districts Lone District of Bacolod City
3rd District of Negros Occidental
Barangays 104[1]
 - Type Metropolis
 - Metropolitan area 578.65 km2 (223.4 sq mi)
Population (August 1, 2007)[1][3][4][5]
 - Metropolitan area 716,306
 - Density 1,238/km2 (3,206.4/sq mi)
 Urban 573,966
Time zone Philippine Standard Time (UTC+8)

The Bacolod metropolitan area, also known as Metro Bacolod, is the 7th most populous out of the 12 metropolitan areas in the Philippines. This metropolitan area as defined by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has an estimated population of 716,306 as of 2007. Roughly 1 in 124 Filipinos reside in this metropolitan area. The area is named after the City of Bacolod, the most important and largest city within this center. The metro comprises the cities of Bacolod, Silay and Talisay. As of 2005, Metro Bacolod and Metro Iloilo-Guimaras which are both located in the Western Visayas Region with relatively high GDP shares, contributed 88,056,250 or about 7.3% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). Metro Bacolod and Metro Iloilo-Guimaras are among those identified by the National Framework for Physical Planning: 2001–2030 as the country’s leading industrial, financial and technological centers which serve as the main ports for international trade. These combined areas in Western Visayas ranked 4th among the six regions in terms of GDP contributions in 2005.[6]



All of the cities are located in the province of Negros Occidental.

Cities Area (km2) as of 2007[2] Urban Population as of 2007[3][4][5] Population as of 2007[1] Population density (per km2) Legal Class[3][4][5] Income Class[2] Zip code Area code
Bacolod 162.67 499497 499497 3071 highly urbanized city 1st 6100 34
Silay 214.80 47004 120365 560 component city (partially urban) 3rd 6116–6117 34
Talisay 201.18 27465 96444 479 component city (partially urban) 4th 6115 34
Bago _____ _____ _____ ____ component city (partially urban) ____ ____ ___
Murcia _____ _____ _____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ___
TOTAL 578.65 573966 716306 1238


By air

Bacolod-Silay Airport terminal building in Silay City

Bacolod-Silay Airport is located in Silay. Metro Bacolod is approximately 45 minutes by air from Ninoy Aquino International Airport and approximately 30 minutes by air from Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Commercial Airlines serving the metropolitan area are Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, Air Philippines, and Zest Airways.





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