|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||62,722 voters (2019)|
|• Total||133.92 km2 (51.71 sq mi)|
|• Density||660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|• Income class||4th city income class|
|• Poverty incidence||17.37% (2015)|
|• Revenue (₱)||440,820,159.82 (2016)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)34|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
Victorias, officially the City of Victorias, or simply referred to as 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.
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 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 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.
- Noven Belleza - first champion of Tawag ng Tanghalan; born here
- Alfonso A. Ossorio - Filipino-American abstract expressionist artist; though born in Manila in 1916 to a Negros Occidental family, his Angry Christ Mural is connected to Victorias City
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:
- 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, also known as the Angry Christ Church
- Ultrafidian Center
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Victorias City
- Our Lady of Victory Parish
Notable restaurants include:
- Emppu's Bar & Restaurant
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 Santa Ana de Victorias
- Victorias National High School
- Victorias Elementary School
- Laura Vicuña Women Development & Training Center, Hda.Malihao, Barangay XX, Victorias City
- Jack & Jill School/Castleson High
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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.
- "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
- 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.
- Colegio de Santa Ana de Victorias
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Victorias.|