Valladolid, Negros Occidental
Valladolid is a fourth class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. At the 2010 census, it had a population of 36,416 people.
Known as the "Food Basket of Negros Occidental," the municipality celebrates its fiesta every 28 February.
Valladolid Municipality is located on the south-western coast of the Province of Negros Occidental. It is approximately 31 kilometres (19 mi) south of Bacolod City, a 35-minute drive by private car or 45 minutes by public utility vehicles via the main highway.
Valladolid is bounded on the north by the town of Pulupandan, on the south by the municipality of San Enrique, on the west by theGuimaras Strait and on the east by the city of La Carlota. The global location of Municipality of Valladolid is 10 degrees, 27 minutes 54 seconds - north and 122 degrees 49 minutes 33.6 seconds - east with Our Lady of Guadalupe Church as the benchmark.
Valladolid has two pronounced seasons, wet and dry. The rainy season starts from May to January of the following year with heavy rains occurring during the months of August and September. Dry season starts from the month of February until the last week of April.
The place was first called “Inabuyan” until the Spanish leaders arrived and one of them named the place after his native town Valladolid in Spain. During the Spanish era, Valladolid was considered one of the most prosperous towns of Negros Occidental. The size of the convent and church built by the Recollect Missionaries in 1851 were proofs of this status considering that the church authorities were powerful in running the affairs of the government. Valladolid was established in 1860. The influx of settlers from the neighboring islands ofGuimaras, Panay and Cebu prompted the then Governor Saravia to create an additional town which is now Pulupandan. The settlers made this town a landing area in coming to Negros, brought about by the introduction of sugar...