Canlaon City History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Canlaon is a 4th class inland city of Negros Oriental Province in Central Visayas Region or Region VII, Philippines.

Canlaon City Hall
Canlaon City Hall (Credit: Facebook Page

Profile of Canlaon City (Geography)
Location –> Northeastern part of Negros Island in Central Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Cities and Towns –> San Carlos City in Negros Occidental (north), Vallehermoso (east), Guihulngan City (south), Moises Padilla and La Castellana in Negros Occidental (west)
Distance from Dumaguete City –> 168 kilometers
Area –> 170.93 km2 (66.00 sq mi)
Population –> 54,509 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 12
Revenue (2016) –> 374,698,110.35
Terrain –> Mountainous with rolling hills and river valleys
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Vegetables, Rice, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Cebuano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Jocelyn Limkaichong
Mayor –> Jose Chubasco “Batchuk” Cardenas
Vice Mayor –> Jimmy Jayme L. Clerigo

History of Canlaon

Canlaon was officially recognized as a municipality on October 11, 1946. Its cityhood was approved on July 2, 1967.

Read the history of Canlaon City in Tagalog here.

Economy, Business and Investment in Canlaon

Canlaon is an agricultural city where vegetables, rice, and coconut are produced. At the city center are found several trading and other commercial establishments. The government is promoting tourism as an alternative source of income.

Tourist Spots in Canlaon

Mount Kanlaon Volcano
Casaroro Falls
Quipot Falls
Padudusan Falls
Canlaon Rice Terraces in Barangay Linothangan
Banyan Tree inside the OISCA Farm
Children’s Park

Festival in Canlaon

Pasayaw Festival

Map of Canlaon City in Negros Oriental Province

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Roel Degamo


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