Dumaguete

Dumaguete

Dumaguete, officially the City of Dumaguete (.mw-parser-output .IPA-label-small{font-size:85%}.mw-parser-output .references .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .infobox .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .navbox .IPA-label-small{font-size:100%}Tagalog: [dʊmɐˈgɛtɛ]; Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Dumaguete; Filipino: Lungsod ng Dumaguete), is a 2nd class component city and capital of the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 134,103 people.[4] It is the most populous city and the smallest city by land area in Negros Oriental. Dumaguete is a university city, with four large universities and several colleges, attracting students of the province and students from throughout the Visayas and Mindanao. The city is best known for Silliman University, the first Protestant and American university in the country and in Asia.[6] Schools in Dumaguete include 18 public elementary schools and eight public high schools.[1] Dumaguete is bounded by the towns of Bacong, Dauin, Sibulan, and Valencia. The power source of the city comes from the geothermal power plant in Valencia.