||54 kilometers from Bacolod City|
|Total Land Area||15,482.00 hectares|
|Population||81,925 as of 2010|
|Number of Barangays||24 Barangays|
|Products||Nylon Shell, Capiz Shell (Lampirong) & Oyster (Talaba)|
|Market Day||Thursday and Sunday|
|Town Fiesta||April 30 (Hinugyaw)|
|Patronal Fiesta||July 22|
|Patron Saint||Saint Mary Magdalene|
|Number of Elementary Schools||29|
|Number of Private Schools||3|
|Number of High Schools||8|
|Colleges/State Universities||CPSU - Central State Philippine University|
|Beach/ Spring Resorts||
|Dining Nightlife Leisure||
Hinigaran is a first class town in the southern area of Negros Occidental, Philippines. Located about 54 kilometers away from Bacolod City, the town takes pride in being the Oyster Capital of Negros Occidental. Hinigaran is a burgeoning town with more or less 82,000 inhabitants based on the 2010 census.
Headed by the Honorable Mayor Hermilo L. Aguilar, Hinigaran is subdivided politically into several barangays, namely:
|Anahaw||Barangay IV (Pob.)||Candumarao||Palayog|
|Barangay I (Pob.)||Camalobalo||Miranda||Quiwi|
|Barangay II (Pob.)||Camba-og||Nanunga||Tagda|
|Barangay III (Pob.)||Cambugsa||Narauis||Tuguis|
Since it was established in the early Spanish era, migrants continue to troop to Hinigaran to settle and raise a family. In fact, the town has consistently enjoyed a growing population, some of which can be attributed to migrants who settle here. Statistics data show that during the past 20 years, Hinigaran's population growth, on the average, did not go down below 60% levels.
How to get here
Hinigaran is about an-hour-and-15 minute drive south of Bacolod City using public transport and one hour on private vehicles. Public utility vehicles plying the southern Negros route pass through the municipality, dubbed as “Gateway to Southern Negros”.