Carcar, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count15
Postal code6019
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCebu Strait
Area (2007)116.78 km2 (45.09 sq mi)
Population (2015)119,664
Density (2015)1,025 / km2 (2,654 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 6' North, 123° 38' East (10.1033, 123.6405)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.0 meters (23.0 feet)

Carcar is a coastal component city in the island province of Cebu.

The city has a land area of 116.78 square kilometers or 45.09 square miles which constitutes 2.36% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 119,664. This represented 4.07% of the total population of Cebu province, or 1.62% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,025 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,654 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Carcar has 15 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Bolinawan9.09%10,88110,8520.27%0.05%
Buenavista2.22%2,6622,29416.04%2.87%
Calidngan2.72%3,2582,95310.33%1.89%
Can‑asujan7.62%9,1147,84516.18%2.90%
Guadalupe10.56%12,64110,63318.88%3.35%
Liburon6.36%7,6066,74912.70%2.30%
Napo5.37%6,4276,3441.31%0.25%
Ocana7.82%9,3618,50710.04%1.84%
Perrelos11.81%14,12912,9019.52%1.75%
Poblacion I9.12%10,9198,99621.38%3.76%
Poblacion II2.24%2,6802,43210.20%1.87%
Poblacion III5.76%6,8985,76319.69%3.48%
Tuyom5.08%6,0805,5639.29%1.71%
Valencia4.58%5,4854,88512.28%2.23%
Valladolid9.63%11,52310,6068.65%1.59%
Carcar Total119,664107,32311.50%2.09%

Historical population

The population of Carcar grew from 36,304 in 1960 to 119,664 in 2015, an increase of 83,360 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.09%, or an increase of 12,341 people, from the previous population of 107,323 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
36,304
45,8062.30%
47,1740.59%
57,8224.15%
70,8412.05%
78,7262.00%
89,1992.71%
100,6321.68%
107,3232.37%
119,6642.09%

Location

The city center of Carcar is situated at approximately 10° 6' North, 123° 38' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.0 meters or 23.0 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 Carcar are Naga, Talisay, Toledo, Cebu City, Guihulngan, and Lapu-Lapu. The nearest municipalities are San Fernando, Sibonga, Barili, Aloguinsan, Pinamungajan, and Dumanjug. Its distance from the national capital is 574.55 kilometers (357.01 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • San Fernando, Cebu, 9.84 kilometers (6.11 miles) to the Northeast (N46°E)
  • Sibonga, Cebu, 10.02 kilometers (6.23 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)
  • Barili, Cebu, 14.31 kilometers (8.89 miles) to the West (N85°W)
  • Aloguinsan, Cebu, 16.58 kilometers (10.30 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)
  • Pinamungajan, Cebu, 19.58 kilometers (12.17 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°W)
  • Dumanjug, Cebu, 22.75 kilometers (14.14 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S77°W)

Nearest cities

  • Naga, Cebu, 17.31 kilometers (10.76 miles) to the Northeast (N47°E)
  • Talisay, Cebu, 27.53 kilometers (17.11 miles) to the Northeast (N55°E)
  • Toledo, Cebu, 30.11 kilometers (18.71 miles) to the North (N1°W)
  • Cebu City, 35.82 kilometers (22.26 miles) to the Northeast (N50°E)
  • Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, 40.34 kilometers (25.07 miles) to the West (N87°W)
  • Lapu-Lapu, 40.90 kilometers (25.41 miles) to the Northeast (N56°E)

Distance from Manila: 574.55 kilometers (357.01 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N30°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 119,664, ranked 134 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 45.09 square kilometers, ranked 927 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,025 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 165 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.09%, ranked 348 out of 1,634

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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