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Geographical Features

Political Subdivision

  • Bago City is composed of 24 barangays, 16 of which are rural and 8 are urban
  • Urban barangays based on NSO 2000 Census are, Abuanan, Atipuluan, Caridad, Balingasag, Don Jorge Araneta, Ma-ao, Poblacion andTaloc
  • Brgy. Ilijan , with a distance of 30.50 kms. From the city proper is the farthest Barangay

Land Area

  • Bago City has a total land area of 38, 941 ha.
  • 3,651.7150 ga. Belong to Mt. Kanla-on Natural Park
  • Brgy. Bacong has the biggest land area with 4,827.0350 hectares
  • Brgy Poblacion has the smallest land area with 311.5044 hectares
  • Bago City has 1,100 has-water area and 15 kms. coastline

Drainage

Bago City is traversed by the widest river in the province, the Bago River, which starts from the northeast slope of Mt. Kanla-on and drains into Guimaras Strait.

Slope

  • Moderately slopping to rolling lands
  • Slopes raging from 0 to 3% comprises 22.911.42 has. 3 to 8% comprises 5,783.92 has. 8 to 18% comprises4, 682.22 has, 18.1 to 30% comprises 1,514.84 has, 30 to 50% steep hills and rolling comprises 1,735.18 has. and a very steep and mountainous 50% above comprises 2,313.57 has.

Climate, Rainfall & Temperature

  • Wet from May to December and dry from January to April
  • Temperature level is 24.40 degrees Celsius
  • Average rainfall recorded is 5.68 mm for 89 rainy days within a year
  • Average humidity level is 76.17%

Population

  • First recorded population was 23,630 in 1903
  • 2000 census showed that Bago City has a population of ‘41,721
  • Male Population is 72,777 (NSO 2000 Census)
  •  Female Population is 86,944
  • Urban Population is 60,557 (NSO Census)
  • Rural Population is 81,164 (NSO Census)
  • Population Density is 362 persons per sq. km.
  • Brgy. Ma-ao has the biggest population of 14,916
  • Brgy. Bagroy has the lowest population of 1,305

Languages/Dialects Spoken

  • 99.6% of the residents speak llonggo
  • 0.4%  speak other languages such as Tagalog, Cebuano, Aklanon  and llocano

Religion

  • 82% are Roman Catholic
  • 2% are Convention of the Philippines Baptist Church
  • 6%areAglipayan
  • 3% are Iglesia ni Kristo
  • and the remaining are either Jehova’s Witnesses, Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Seventh Day Adventists, Evangelicals, etc