Himamaylan is a coastal city south of Bacolod City on the western part of
Negros Island. It is bounded on the north the town of Binalbagan, on the east by Negros Oriental
Province, on the south by Kabankalan City, and on the west by Panay Gulf.
Situated along the route of the Strong Republic Nautical Highway, the city can be reached in an hour and half drive
from Bacolod City.
Among the 13 cities of Negros Ocidental, Himamaylan is the 8th most populous. Dialects spoken in the city are Ilonggo,
Cebuano, Tagalog, and Aklanon. English is widely used as a medium of instruction and in business and government transactions.
The city celebrates the Himaya-an Festival on April 25 featuring street dancing, trade fair, and beauty pageants.
The city has a thriving Bangus in oil industry which is being promoted in line with the One Town One Product
program of the government.
The city offers opportunities in food processing especially sugar-based foods, meat and fish processing. The manufacture of furniture, clothing
and fashion accessories, jewelry, personal care and other consumer goods are encouraged. The establishment of commercial complexes and tourist facilities are welcomed in this city.
Places of Interest / Tourist Attractions in Himamaylan City
- Gatuslao Memorial Center
- Ledesma Monument
- Acapulco Spring Resort
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