Located in the central part of the eastern coast of Negros Oriental Province, it is
bounded on the north by the city of Bais, on the east by Tanon Strait which separates Negros Island from the
the island province of Cebu, on the south by the towns of Amlan and Pamplona, and on the west
by Bayawan City. The city is 32 kilometers north of Dumaguete City and 181 kilometers southeast of
Bacolod City in Negros Occidental Province.
It has a total land area of 478 square kilometers which are mostly rural areas devoted to agriculture. The city's terrain is
characterized by a broad flatland interrupted by hills and mountains in the western part of the city.
Majority of the population are Cebuanos with some migrants from other cultural groups such as Ilonggos and
Boholanos. Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion. The city celebrates its own Sinulog De Tanjay Festival featuring
street dancing, cultural presentations, trade fairs, and beauty pageant.
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.