Learn more about Negros Oriental province in the Philippines with information on geographic, geologic and topographic features
Negros Oriental: Geographic & Topographic Features
Negros Oriental topography is characterized by low but serrated mountain ranges, where most parts are close to the shoreline.
The highest mountain is Canlaon volcano with a peak of 2,465 meters. It is an active volcano that
marks the northern boundary of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental, with its larger portion of Mount Canlaon is under the jurisdiction of Negros Occidental.
Next highest is peak is Cuernos De Negros (Horns of Negros) in Valencia overlooking
Dumaguete City with a height of 2,000 meters. At the foot of Cuernos de Negros (locally called Mt. Talinis) is the geothermal plant that supplies electric power to the whole of Negros island, the province of Panay and the Province of Cebu.
A third mountain peak rising 1,904 meters high in the central part of Negros Oriental is Mt. Tepasi, which is located in the southwestern part of of the province in an area known as the Tablas Plateau, which is composed primarily of rolling hills covered with virgin tropical forest.
General Geographic and Geologic Features
540,230 has. (5,042 sq. kms.)
Soil and Vegetation Cover
Rolling Upland Soils
Steep Upland Soils
Miscellaneous Land Soils
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