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Negros

(nā`grōs), island (1990 pop. 3,182,252), 4,905 sq mi (12,704 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, 4th largest of the Philippines, between Panay and Cebu. Although mountainous (Mt. Canloan, a volcano, rises to c.8,088 ft/2,465 m), Negros has extensive arable lowlands; they are intensively cultivated and densely populated. Negros is the sugar center of the Philippines. Two thirds of the nation's sugarcane is grown there, and sugar processing is a major industry; paper products are made from sugarcane residue. Rice, coconuts, bananas, and corn are also grown. The island has a lumber industry and copper and coal deposits.

Negros

 

an island in the central Philippines. Area, 12,700 sq km. Population (including neighboring islands), 2,300,000 (1970). The island is primarily mountainous, with a maximum elevation of 2,460 m (the Canlaon volcano). The fertile plains of the west and northwest are composed mostly of volcanic soils. The island has a subequatorial monsoonal climate. Evergreen tropical forests grow in the mountains and savannas on the plains. Sugarcane is the chief agricultural product; rice and corn are also grown. Lumber is exported, and there are deposits of copper (Sipolay) and sulfur. The cities of Bacolod and San Carlos are located on Negros.

Negros

an island of the central Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands. Capital: Bacolod. Pop.: 3 168 000 (1990 est.). Area: 12 704 sq. km (4904 sq. miles)
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TSE:PGI) announced a two-month suspension of milling operations at its Bulawan mine, Negros Island, Philippines, effective July 16, 2000.
Seruelo talked about Climate Change while Karen Dinsay gave a briefing on the Negros Island Region.
8-magnitude quake, in a narrow strait just off Negros Island, caused a landslide in Guihulngan, a city of about 180,000 people in Negros Oriental province.
On March 27, 2000 Crew announced that the company has exercised an option to acquire 100% of the Pamplona sulfur deposit on Negros Island, close to Mindoro Island in the Philippines.
The estimate of the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of the newly created Negros Island Region (NIR) is one of the challenges being faced by the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) today.
Gold production for the second quarter from the Company's Bulawan operation in Negros Island amounted to 21,891 ounces, including 92 ounces of gold from the leach down of the stacked ore.
which is located on Negros Island 10 km Northwest of Dumaguete City.
The airport is located in Silay City, Negros Occidental (Western Visayas Region), and generally caters to traffic for the Negros Island.
TSE:IPJ) Pursuit announces that it has closed the previously announced joint venture agreement relating to the development of the Hinoba-an deposit on Negros Island, the Republic of the Philippines, with Tequila Copper Corporation.
Vice-president of the Negros Island Geothermal Business Unit, Dwight Maxino, made the announcement, in the wake of reports that EDC is abandoning Negros Occidental, after the shutdown and transfer of the Northern Negros Geothermal Power Plant equipment to Valencia town in 2011 in Negros Oriental.
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAY 1, 1995--INTERNATIONAL PURSUIT(TSE: IPJ) Pursuit announces that it has closed the previously announced joint venture agreement relating to the development of the Hinoba-an deposit on Negros Island, the Republic of the Philippines, with Tequila Copper Corporation.
is putting in P5 Billion in its three mills in Negros Island this year to produce, sugar as well as power and fuel to cushion the impact of the country s full integration into the Asean Free Trade Area by 2015.