Cadiz City History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Cadiz is a 2nd class city of Negros Occidental Province in Western Visayas Region or Region 6, Philippines.

Cadiz City Hall
Cadiz City Hall (Credit:

Profile of Cadiz City (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of Negros Island (See map below)
Neighboring Cities and Town –> Sagay City (east), Silay City (south) Victorias City (southwest) and Manapla (west)
Area –> 524.57 km2 (202.54 sq mi)
Population –> 154,723 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 22
Revenue (2016) –> 684,693,383.61
Terrain –> Coastal Plain with rolling hills and mountains in the south
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Sugar, Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilonggo, Cebuano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 2nd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Leo Rafael Cueva
Mayor –> Salvador Escalante Jr.
Vice Mayor –> Lilia O. Decolongon

History of Cadiz City

Founded in 1861 as a new settlement, Cadiz became a pueblo in 1878 with Antonio Cabahug as the first appointed gobernadorcillo.

On July 4, 1967, Cadiz was elevated as a city by virtue of Republic Act No. 4894 authored by Congressman Armando Gustilo.

Read the history of Cadiz City in Tagalog here.

Economy, Business and Investment in Cadiz City

Cadiz City is an agricultural area although urbanization is slowly eating up prime agricultural lands. Sugar and rice are the chief products. Tourism is being promoted by the government as an alternative source of income.

Tourist Spots in Cadiz City

Lakawon Island

Gawahon Eco-Park

Cadiz City Park
Santa Cruz Beach Resort

Festival in Cadiz City

Map of Cadiz City in Negros Occidental Province

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson

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