Carmen, Davao del Norte
Map of Davao del Norte with Carmen highlighted
|Region||Davao (Region XI)|
|Province||Davao del Norte|
|District||2nd district of Davao del Norte|
|Established||May 6, 1970|
|• Mayor||Marcelino A. Perandos|
|• Total||166.00 km2 (64.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Carmen is a first class municipality in the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 69,199 people. Carmen, about 38 kilometres (24 mi) from Davao City, and about 17 kilometres (11 mi) from Tagum City, the capital of Davao del Norte, has a total land area of 16,600 hectares (41,000 acres).
Carmen has vast rice fields while its coastal areas provide fishermen a major source of livelihood such as mud crab fattening and fishing.
Carmen is also a part of Davao Metropolitan Area.
- Asuncion (Cuatro-Cuatro)
- Ising (poblacion)
- La Paz
- New Camiling
- San Isidro
- Santo Nino
When the Philippines was shaken by World War II, Filipinos buckled down and joined military units that resisted the Japanese who came after the Spaniards. In Carmen, locals fought the war and drove away the Japanese army then stationed in Barangay Ising. The Battle of Ising is being remembered with a 30 feet (9.1 m) high monument built on the same spot the battle took place, which was just a few meters away from the Japanese garrison. The Veterans Memorial Shrine, just along the national highway, has a brief history and some of the names of those who participated, and has become a tourist attraction in Carmen.
|Population census of Carmen|
|Census numbers before 1998 include parts of B. E. Dujali.
Source: National Statistics Office
Elected officials of Carmen for the term of 2010–2013:
- Jesus Jandog Atanoza
- Lynneo Ochoco Soriano
- Mario Viñas Solis
- Rolando Marañan Estremos
- Nenita Bosquit Bugais
- Roselyn Ylanan Buen
- Danilo Fueconcillo De Ramos
- Yolanda Cruz Bulseco
- Restituto Salaysay
- Marvin Baiño Lupio
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- "Province: Davao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
- "Province of Davao (Del Norte)". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance
- Performance Management System
||Braulio E. Dujali|