Bacolod, officially the City of Bacolod (Hiligaynon: Dakbanwa sang Bacolod; Filipino: Lungsod ng Bacolod;) and often referred to as Bacolod City. Bacolod is the capital of the province of Negros Occidental. Bacolod Has a total of around 512,000 inhabitants, and is the most populous city in Western Visayas. Bacolod is 17th most populous city of the Philippines. Bacolod is part of the Bacolod Metropolitan Area, which also includes the cities of Silay and Talisay.