Municipalities of Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental is subdivided in 6 cities and 20 municipalities. Those municipalities of Negros Oriental belong to the different legislative districts, which represent the province in the Philippine House of Representatives. Before 1972 the province had only 2 congressional districts.
1st District of Negros Oriental
The first district of Negros Oriental is the north-east area of the island. Approximately 400.000 people are living in the two Cities and seven municipalities of the first district.
2nd District of Negros Oriental
Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental belongs to the second district, which is subdivided in 3 cities and five municipalities. The second district is the central east part of the province. The population is around 500.000 people, with numbers increasing.
3rd District of Negros Oriental
The south part of the island makes up the third district and has the biggest land-area. Bayawan is the only city of the district which has 7 municipalities. The population is like the 1st district somewhere around 400.000 people.