|Municipality of Carmen|
Carmen from above
Map of Cebu with Carmen highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||5th district of Cebu|
|Barangays||21 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Gerard Villamor|
|• Vice Mayor||Manuel Durano|
|• Congressman||Red Durano|
|• Electorate||32,126 voters (2016)|
|• Total||84.78 km2 (32.73 sq mi)|
|Elevation||549 m (1,801 ft)|
|• Density||610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Climate type||Tropical climate|
|Income class||3rd municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||117.8 million (2016)|
Carmen, officially the Municipality of Carmen, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Carmen; Tagalog: Bayan ng Carmen), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 51,325 people.
The town fiesta is celebrated every 28th of August in honor of St. Augustine of Hippo.
The town of Carmen was formerly known as Bugho, it became a municipality on June 16, 1851 through the efforts of Facundo Buot. The first municipal president was Fabio Buot when the first elections was held by the Americans in 1899.
Carmen comprises 21 barangays:
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Mandaue City-based Shemberg Marketing Corporation, the world's number one supplier of refined carrageenan since 2005, owns and operates the Shemberg Biotech Corporation located in Barangay Cogon West.
The famous 7D mango product manufacturer FPD Foods International Inc. has one of its branches located at Dawis Norte, Carmen, Cebu.
Metro, a stand alone supermarket opens branch in Carmen, Cebu. Located at the heart of the town's commercial area near the town's public market. 
A famous exporter of home decors and furniture maker Yoshio Home Decors also provides employment in the town as well as additional revenue for the local government.
Carmen is also known for its homegrown signature product sinamay, made of abaca. Sinamay industry in carmen is one of kind that we can be proud of. Thus, making the town as "The sinamay capital of Cebu". These sinamay products are passionately weaved by the locals with such high quality standard. 
Tourist Spots and other Popular DestinationsEdit
Carmen is the home of the largest safari and adventure park in Cebu. The Cebu Safari and Adventure Park . It is a one of a kind zoological and botanical complex in the Philippines. It is also becoming a tourist destination spots in the northern Cebu because of its amazing adventure park .The Cebu Safari and Adventure Park had already been featured in many local news articles as well as the famous infotainment kids program of ABS-CBN's Matanglawin hosted by Kuya Kim Atienza . 
The town's Plaza offers one the most relaxing and entertaining feel in the part of Northern Cebu. The plaza has plenty of amenities for everyone's activities from family get together to barkada night-out. It is a common sight to see lovers strolling and enjoying the night and serenaded by the carolers. Hagnaya Elementary School teachers and their other half, the TEAM LARAS, are some of the frequent regulars of the Plaza, as they usually hangout to celebrate events or just while the night away with some leisurely banters over foods and drinks.
Before the famed Sinulog Festival started in Cebu City in 1980, the town of Carmen had already dancing the beat and rhythm of the Sinulog way back in 1974. It was started by Fr. Jose Motus, the parish priest, and then-Mayor "Benyong" Villamor, and patterned it from his hometown's festival, the Ati-Atihan of Kalibo, Aklan. During its launching it was named Ati-Atihan sa Carmen, but renamed Sinulog sa Carmen the next year. From then on, Sinulog sa Carmen is held every second Sunday of January, just a week after the Sinulog Grand parade of Cebu City. Participating contingent dance their way around to honor the Sto. Niño. 
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- Halden A. Capuyan, Carmen, A First-hand Account.