Carcar City, Cebu

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City of Carcar
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Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
Mayor Mario Patricio Barcenas
Barangays 15
Website -
Physical characteristics
Area 116.22 km²
Total (2000) 89,199
Density -/km²

Carcar (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Carcar, Tagalog: Lungsod ng Carcar) is a 3rd class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 89,199 people in 17,312 households.

In 2005, Metro Cebu's definition was expanded to include Danao City in the north and the municipality of San Fernando and the city of Carcar down south [1].

Carcar became a city on July 1, 2007.



Carcar is located approximately 40 km 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 Bohol Strait. It has a land area of approximately 116.22 km². Carcar's specialty is Ampao ( that is made of dried rice), Bukarilyo (made of coconut) and the always famous Chicharon (deep fried pork skin). Locals and tourists alike, also love the crispy Lechon (charcoal-grilled whole pig) matched with Atchara (shredded green papaya soaked in vinegar and sugar) and Puso (hanging rice).

The municipality's land is generally level with less than 18% slope composing of 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 meters above sea level, located within the barangay of Napo.

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


A monument at the center of the Carcar rotunda, on the main highway.

Carcar is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

  • Bolinawan
  • Buenavista
  • Calidngan
  • Can-asujan
  • Guadalupe
  • Liburon
  • Napo
  • Ocana
  • Perrelos
  • Valencia
  • Valladolid
  • Poblacion I
  • Poblacion II
  • Poblacion III
  • Tuyom

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Coordinates: 10°06′N, 123°38′E

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