Carcar

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For the town in Spain, see Cárcar.
Carcar
Component City
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
Nickname(s): Heritage City of Cebu
Motto: Carcar is NICE
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°06′N 123°38′E / 10.1°N 123.63°E / 10.1; 123.63Coordinates: 10°06′N 123°38′E / 10.1°N 123.63°E / 10.1; 123.63
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
District 1st district of Cebu
Founded
Cityhood
1599
2007
Barangay 15 (see § Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Panlungsod
 • Mayor Nicepuro Apura (NP)
 • Vice mayor Patrick Barcenas
 • City Council
 • Representative Gerald Gullas
Area[2]
 • Total 116.78 km2 (45.09 sq mi)
  includes Bolinawan Islet (26 ha)
Highest elevation 660 m (2,170 ft)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 119,664
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 63,285
Demonym(s) Carcaranon
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
Income class 5th class
PSGC 072214000

Carcar, officially the City of Carcar (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Carcar; Filipino Lungsod ng Carcar), is a 5th city income class component city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 119,664.[3] In the 2016 election, it had 63,285 registered voters.[4]

Carcar lies within Metro Cebu area.[5]

History[edit]

Carcar was known as "Sialao" 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.

Geography[edit]

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).[2]

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.

Barangays[edit]

Carcar comprises 15 barangays:[2]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[13]
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 Ocaña 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%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Carcar
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 70,841 —    
1995 78,726 +2.00%
2000 89,199 +2.71%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 100,632 +1.68%
2010 107,323 +2.37%
2015 119,664 +2.09%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][13][14]

In the 2016 election, it had 63,285 registered voters, meaning that 53% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Tourism[edit]

Mercado Ancestral Home
  • 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, gogorias and puso – just some of the local delicacies.
  • Guadalupe Mabugnao Mainit Hot Spring National Park
  • Tuyom Beach – Beach Houses
  • Historical Structures – Poblacion II Spanish Antiques
  • Calvary Hills Ocaña Station of the Cross
  • Miraculous Statue of Perrelos Statue of Virgin Mary

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Municipal: Carcar". PSA. Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ Sun–Star 2005.
  6. ^ Republic Act No. 9436 of 12 April 2007 Charter of the City of Carcar
  7. ^ G.R. No. 176951 et al. (First appeal) of 18 November 2008 Consolidated petitions for prohibition assailing the constitutionality of the subject Cityhood Laws and enjoining the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and respondent municipalities from conducting plebiscites pursuant to the Cityhood Laws.
  8. ^ Napallacan, Jhunex (2008-11-21). "Cities' demotion worries DepEd execs". Cebu Daily News. Inquirer.net. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  9. ^ G.R. No. 176951 et al. (First reversal) of 21 December 2009
  10. ^ a b Republic Act No. 9009 of 24 February 2001 An Act amending section 450 of Republic Act no. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, by increasing the average annual income requirement for a municipality or cluster of barangays to be converted into a component city.
  11. ^ a b G.R. No. 176951 et al. (Second appeal) of 15 February 2011 League of Cities of the Philippines v. COMELEC
  12. ^ G.R. No. 176951 et al. (Final Resolution) of 28 June 2011 Supreme Court has directed the Clerk of Court to forthwith issue the Entry of Judgment
  13. ^ a b "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Region VII (CENTRAL VISAYAS)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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