Located 14 kilometers north of Bacolod City on the northwestern coast of
Negros Island, Silay City is bounded on the north by the town of Enrique Magalona, on the east by Calatrava, on the
south by Talisay City, and on the west by Guimaras Strait. The city used to be known as the
Paris of Negros Occidental because it was then the center of culture in the province. The city has many ancestral homes that were
declared by the National Historical Institute as cultural landmarks.
A new airpot of international standard was recently inaugurated in this city to serve the whole province of Negros
Occidental. The city has its own golf course: the Guinhalaran Golf Club.
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.