|Location of Sagay City in the Negros Occidental Province|
|Region :||Western Visayas|
|Province :||Negros Occidental|
|District:||2. District of Negros Occidental|
|Income class :||3rd income bracket|
May 1, 2000 census
August 1, 2015 census
|Postal code :||6122|
|Area code :||+63 34|
|Geographical location in the Philippines|
Sagay City is a city on Negros Island in the Negros Occidental Province . It is a third income city in the Philippines . The city is located about 84 km from the provincial capital Bacolod City in an easterly direction and can be reached in around 2 hours by car. The travel time from Cebu City is approx. Four hours, including 1 hour travel time with the fast ferry via Toledo City .
The territory of the urban area has the shape of a cone, which gave Silay the name “ice cream cone”. It is located in the northernmost tip of the island of Negros and its area covers an area of 33,034 hectares. Its population is 146,264 (August 1, 2015 census). The city is divided into 25 barangays . It borders in the north on the Visayas Sea , in the west on Cadiz City and Silay City , in the east on Escalante City and the Municipality of Toboso , in the south on Talisay City and the Municipality of Calatrava .
Sagay was originally known as Arguelles settlement, founded in 1860 by the Spaniards Teniente Francisco Rodriguez and Basiliio Cordova in the mouth of the Bulanon River. On June 11, 1996, the municipality was elevated to a city; The basis for this was the Republic Act 8192, which was ratified on August 10th. The then President Fidel Ramos proclaimed the seventh major city in the province of Negros Occidental.
The church in Barangay Vito was built during the 1850s and houses the shrine of San Vicente de Ferrer .
The Sagay City Garden & Living Tree Museum is a landscape exhibition with all sorts of flowers, bushes and trees. It is located in the Sitio Chloe, which is part of the Barangay Rizal.
The Museo Sang Bata sa Negros is an active children's museum that aims to promote children's potential with the help of 3-D applications. It is the first such facility outside of Metro Manila in the Philippines.
Along the coastline was protected marine area Sagay Marine Reserve established. It covers an area of 320 km² and includes the Carbin Reef, the Panal Reef and the Macahulom Reef which present an amazing biodiversity.
- Sagay at Wikipilipinas