|Municipality of Carigara|
Map of Leyte with Carigara highlighted
|Region||Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)|
|District||2nd district of Leyte|
|Barangays||49 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Eduardo "Boy" C. Ong|
|• Vice Mayor||Eduardo T. Ong Jr.|
|• Congressman||Lolita T. Javier|
|• Electorate||36,532 voters (2019)|
|• Total||117.86 km2 (45.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)53|
|Climate type||tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||2nd municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||124,365,044.73 (2016)|
It is a town in northern Leyte located right on the shore of Carigara Bay, and surrounded by wide rice fields fanning out towards the mountains in the distance.
Carigara was originally called Kangara, meaning "that of Gara" or simply "Gara's". Gara was said to have come from Borneo, one of the unnamed companions of the ten datus who landed in Panay and purchased that island from the Ati (or Aeta) chief Marikudo. Later, for phonetic convenience, Kangara became Kalgara and when the Spaniards came, they called the place Carigara; hence its present name.
Carigara is the first town established in Eastern Visayas. Its town fiesta which is celebrated every 16 July, commemorates the day of the first coming of the Spaniards dated July 16, 1569. The fiesta that is celebrated almost the entire month of July was dubbed as the Fiesta of the Holy Cross. In the first quarter of 2018, Puregold Jr. was able to penetrate the town market and became operational to serve Carigaran-ons and the neighboring towns. And the first mall was opened as well, and followed by Goldilocks in the second quarter of 2019.
- Barugohay Central
- Barugohay Norte
- Barugohay Sur
- Baybay (Poblacion)
- East Visoria
- Guindapunan East
- Guindapunan West
- Jugaban (Poblacion)
- Lower Hiraan
- Lower Sogod
- Ponong (Poblacion)
- San Mateo (Poblacion)
- Santa Fe
- Sawang (Poblacion)
- Upper Hiraan
- Upper Sogod
- West Visoria
- San Juan
- Bagong Lipunan
- Rizal (Tagak East)
- San Isidro
There are a total of 30 Elementary Schools, 4 Public High Schools and 2 College Institutions 
Grade School/Elementary SchoolEdit
- Balilit Elementary School
- Barugohay Norte Elementary School
- Barugohay Sur Elementary School
- Binibihan Elementary School
- Caghalo Elementary School
- Camansi Elementary School
- Candigahub Elementary School
- Canfabi ES (Sta. Fe ES)
- Canlampay Elementary School
- Carigara II CS
- Cassidy Elementary School
- Cogon Elementary School
- Guindapunan Elementary School
- Hiluctogan Elementary School
- Hira-an Elementary School
- M. Morales Elementary School
- Macalpi Elementary School
- Manloy Elementary School
- Nauguisan Elementary School
- Pangna Elementary School
- Parag-um Elementary School
- Ponong Elementary School
- Sagkahan Elementary School
- Sogod Elementary School
- Sta. Fe Elementary School
- Tagak Elementary School
- Tigbao Elementary School
- Tinaguban Elementary School
- Uyawan Elementary School
Secondary School/High SchoolEdit
- Carigara National High School
- Carigara National Vocational School (formerly Carigara School of Fisheries)
- Jugaban National High School
- Macalpi-ay National High School
- Sogod National High School
- Holy Cross College of Carigara
- Eastern Visayas State University (Carigara Campus)
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority |
In the 2015 census, the population of Carigara, Leyte, was 51,345 people, with a density of 440 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,100 inhabitants per square mile.
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