Carcar City

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Carcar, officially the City of Carcar (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Carcar; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Carcar), is a 5th class component city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 119,664 people. 

Carcar City is bordered to the north by the town of San Fernando, to the west are the towns of Aloguinsan and Barili, to the east is the Cebu Strait, and to the south is the town of Sibonga.

Carcar lies within Metro Cebu area.

History

Carcar was known as "Sialo" 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.

Cityhood

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Geography

Carcar is located Template:Convert south of Cebu City. It has a land area of Template:Convert.

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 Template:Convert 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.

Barangays

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Climate

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

Demographics

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Tourism

  • 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, gorgorias and puso – just some of the local delicacies.
  • Guadalupe Mabugnao Mainit Hot Spring National Park
  • Heritage Houses such as the Mercado Mansion
  • Tuyom Beach – Beach Houses
  • The Kabkaban Festival, which is the town's local festival in honor of St. Catherine of Alexandria. The name of the festival comes from the old name of the town, which was taken from the local term for the Oakleaf Fern (Aglaomorpha quercifolia) which is abundant in the town, even to this day. Celebrated from the 23rd to the 25th of November, it highlights the rich culture, faith, and musical history of Carcar.

Notable people

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