Carmen
Province of Bohol

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
Barangay count29
Postal code6319
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)239.45 km2
(92.45 sq. mi)
Population (2015)46,306
Density (2015)193 per km2
(501 per sq. mi)
Coordinates9° 49' North, 124° 12' East
(9.8246 ° N, 124.1974 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
217.0 meters
(711.7 feet)
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Carmen is a landlocked municipality in the island province of Bohol.

The municipality has a land area of 239.45 square kilometers or 92.45 square miles which constitutes 4.97% of Bohol's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 46,306 representing 3.53% of the total population of Bohol province, or 0.63% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 193 inhabitants per square kilometer or 501 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Carmen has 29 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Alegria2.71%1,2531,1994.50%0.84%
Bicao5.50%2,5462,29510.94%2.00%
Buenavista5.63%2,6052,5462.32%0.44%
Buenos Aires3.04%1,4071,3375.24%0.98%
Calatrava4.26%1,9741,8019.61%1.76%
El Progreso1.92%8908208.54%1.57%
El Salvador1.22%5665434.24%0.79%
Guadalupe4.49%2,0801,9914.47%0.84%
Katipunan6.54%3,0272,71211.62%2.11%
La Libertad1.74%804840-4.29%-0.83%
La Paz3.20%1,4801,4303.50%0.66%
La Salvacion2.27%1,0531,061-0.75%-0.14%
La Victoria2.60%1,2021,1009.27%1.70%
Matin‑ao1.90%88280010.25%1.88%
Montehermoso1.89%874952-8.19%-1.61%
Montesuerte5.77%2,6702,4678.23%1.52%
Montesunting1.98%9158705.17%0.96%
Montevideo2.80%1,2951,2741.65%0.31%
Nueva Fuerza5.25%2,4332,2816.66%1.24%
Nueva Vida Este1.91%884918-3.70%-0.72%
Nueva Vida Norte2.09%967981-1.43%-0.27%
Nueva Vida Sur1.96%909915-0.66%-0.13%
Poblacion Norte6.96%3,2242,9379.77%1.79%
Poblacion Sur7.08%3,2792,96110.74%1.96%
Tambo‑an2.81%1,3011,17510.72%1.96%
Vallehermoso3.80%1,7611,7093.04%0.57%
Villaflor1.95%9048634.75%0.89%
Villafuerte2.66%1,2311,01221.64%3.80%
Villarcayo4.08%1,8901,7895.65%1.05%
Carmen Total46,30643,5796.26%1.16%
Historical population

The population of Carmen grew from 18,669 in 1960 to 46,306 in 2015, an increase of 27,637 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.16%, or an increase of 2,727 people, from the previous population of 43,579 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1518,669
1970 May 619,5710.46%
1975 May 123,5803.81%
1980 May 126,3592.25%
1990 May 134,5732.75%
1995 Sep 136,7971.17%
2000 May 140,7132.19%
2007 Aug 143,1530.81%
2010 May 143,5790.36%
2015 Aug 146,3061.16%
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The town center of Carmen is situated at approximately 9° 49' North, 124° 12' East, which has an elevation estimated at 217.0 meters or 711.7 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Carmen are Tagbilaran, Lapu-Lapu, Talisay, Mandaue, Cebu City, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Batuan, Sierra Bullones, Danao, Pilar, Sagbayan, and Bilar. Its distance from the national capital is 632.84 kilometers (393.23 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Batuan, Bohol, 6.95 kilometers (4.32 miles) to the Southwest (S50°W)
  • Sierra Bullones, Bohol, 10.49 kilometers (6.52 miles) to the East (S80°E)
  • Danao, Bohol, 13.57 kilometers (8.43 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N11°E)
  • Pilar, Bohol, 14.97 kilometers (9.30 miles) to the East (N85°E)
  • Sagbayan, Bohol, 15.05 kilometers (9.35 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)
  • Bilar, Bohol, 16.54 kilometers (10.28 miles) to the Southwest (S38°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tagbilaran, Bohol, 42.59 kilometers (26.46 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S61°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 60.27 kilometers (37.45 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 60.26 kilometers (37.44 miles) to the Northwest (N39°W)
  • Mandaue, 61.94 kilometers (38.49 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)
  • Cebu City, 63.12 kilometers (39.22 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)
  • Naga, Cebu, 64.38 kilometers (40.00 miles) to the Northwest (N48°W)

Distance from Manila: 632.84 kilometers (393.23 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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