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Hinigaran is a coastal town of Negros Occidental, located 54 kilometers south of Bacolod City. It has a land area of 15,492 hectares .surrounded by sugarcane plantations, fish ponds and rich fields. It has a coordinate of 122 degrees 50'12" east longitude and 10 degrees 16'20" north latitude. It is bounded on the north by the town of Pontevedra, La Castellana-Pontevedra on the north-east, Isabela on the east, Binalbagan on the north and Guimaras Strait on the west.

Administratively, Hinigaran is composed of 24 barangays, four of which are coastal barangays, namely:

 

 

 

 

 

Of the total land area 15,492 hectares, 34.24% is classified as rolling hills, 9.93% is low mass of hydrosol area and 55.83% plain. The highest elevation is approximately 174 meters above sea level which can be located in the inland portion of the town's Barangay Camalobalo, while the lowest elevation ranges from 2 to 10 meters above sea level. There are areas which are characterized as rolling to gently rolling areas. Most of these are located in Brgy. Tuguis, Camalobalo, Himaya, Bato Aranda, Candumarao and Calapi. It is on these areas where contour framing and strip cropping are commonly observed.

  • Anahaw
  • Aranda
  • Brgy. I
  • Brgy II
  • Brgy III
  • Quiwi
  • Tagda
  • Tuguis
  • Baga-as
  • Nanunga
  • Narauis
  • Palayog
  • Paticui
  • Pilar
  • Cambugsa
  • Candumarao
  • Gargato
  • Himaya
  • Miranda
  • Brgy. IV
  • Bato
  • Calapi
  • Camalobalo
  • Camba-og

 

Built- Up ---------------1,239.54 ------------8.001
Agriculture -------------9,528.25 ------------61.505
SADZ ------------------2,390.00 ------------15.427
SFDZ ------------------530.00--------------- 3.421
Swamp/Marshes -------456.91--------------- 2.949
Rivers and Creeks ------131.35 --------------0.848
Grass Land/Stony Area -904.81 --------------5.841
Open Space ------------58.20 ---------------0.375
Infrastructures/Utilities---195.96--------------- 1.265
Industrial ----------------56.98---------------- 0.368
TOTAL LAND AREA -15,492.00 -----------100%


GENERAL LAND USE
(2001 - 2010 )

AREA (In hectares)
% of TOTAL AREA
LAND USE CATEGORY