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Carcar, officially the City of Carcar, (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Carcar; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Carcar), or simply known as Carcar City, is a 5th class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 119,664 people.[3]

Carcar
City of Carcar
Carcar from the bell tower of St. Catherine of Alexandria church
Carcar from the bell tower of St. Catherine of Alexandria church
Map of Cebu with Carcar highlighted
Map of Cebu with Carcar highlighted
Carcar is located in Philippines
Carcar
Carcar
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°07′N 123°38′E / 10.12°N 123.63°E / 10.12; 123.63Coordinates: 10°07′N 123°38′E / 10.12°N 123.63°E / 10.12; 123.63
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
District1st district of Cebu
Founded1599
Cityhood2007
Barangays15 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorMercedita R. Apura
 • Vice MayorNicepuro L. Apura
 • CongressmanEduardo R. Gullas
 • Electorate74,303 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total116.78 km2 (45.09 sq mi)
Elevation
63 m (207 ft)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total119,664
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6019
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)32
Climate typetropical climate
Income class5th city income class
Revenue (₱)459,824,796.59 (2016)
Native languagesCebuano
Tagalog

Carcar City is bordered to the north by the town of San Fernando, to the west are the towns of Aloguinsan and Barili, to the east is the Cebu Strait, and to the south is the town of Sibonga.

Carcar lies within Metro Cebu area.[4]

HistoryEdit

Carcar was known as "Sialo" since before the Spanish colonization. It became a municipality in 1599. Carcar is considered one of the oldest towns in Cebu, with its Spanish influence lasted more than 300 years ago.

GeographyEdit

Carcar is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Cebu City. It is bounded on the north by San Fernando; on the south by Sibonga; on the west by Barili and Aloguinsan; and on the east by the Cebu Strait. It has a land area of 116.78 square kilometres (45.09 sq mi).

Topography

The land is generally level with less than 18% slope comprising 78.7% of the total land area. Areas with slopes ranging from 18 to 50% cover 19.3% of the total land area and those over 50% slope comprise approximately 1.9%. The highest recorded elevation is a little over 660 metres (2,170 ft) above sea level, located within the barangay of Napo.

Soil type

The municipality has five dominant soil types namely: Faraon Clay, Steep Phase, the Lugo Clay, the Mandaue clay loam & the Hydrosol type.

Climate

The wet season occurs during the months of May to October and the dry season, from January to May.

BarangaysEdit

Carcar comprises 15 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
072214001 Bolinawan 9.1% 10,881 10,852 0.05%
072214002 Buenavista 2.2% 2,662 2,294 2.87%
072214003 Calidngan 2.7% 3,258 2,953 1.89%
072214004 Can‑asujan 7.6% 9,114 7,845 2.90%
072214005 Guadalupe 10.6% 12,641 10,633 3.35%
072214006 Liburon 6.4% 7,606 6,749 2.30%
072214007 Napo 5.4% 6,427 6,344 0.25%
072214008 Ocana 7.8% 9,361 8,507 1.84%
072214009 Perrelos 11.8% 14,129 12,901 1.75%
072214012 Poblacion I 9.1% 10,919 8,996 3.76%
072214013 Poblacion II 2.2% 2,680 2,432 1.87%
072214014 Poblacion III 5.8% 6,898 5,763 3.48%
072214015 Tuyom 5.1% 6,080 5,563 1.71%
072214010 Valencia 4.6% 5,485 4,885 2.23%
072214011 Valladolid 9.6% 11,523 10,606 1.59%
Total 119,664 107,323 2.09%

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 31,895—    
1918 37,392+1.07%
1939 36,308−0.14%
1948 32,818−1.12%
1960 36,304+0.84%
1970 45,806+2.35%
1975 47,174+0.59%
1980 57,822+4.15%
1990 70,841+2.05%
1995 78,726+2.00%
2000 89,199+2.71%
2007 100,632+1.68%
2010 107,323+2.37%
2015 119,664+2.09%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]


TourismEdit

  • As a Heritage City of Cebu, Carcar contains various Spanish and American period structures. The Carcar plaza alone hosts several heritage structures, the Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria dominates the area. Within the complex various structures stand, including quaint houses and their distinctive architectural details.
  • Surrounding the Rotunda and in the public market one will find the famous Carcar chicharon, lechon, ampao, bucarillo, gorgorias and puso – just some of the local delicacies.
  • Guadalupe Mabugnao Mainit Hot Spring National Park
  • Heritage Houses such as the Mercado Mansion
  • Tuyom Beach – Beach Houses

Notable peopleEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "City". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Sun–Star 2005.
  5. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Cebu". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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