Carcar City

Carcar City

Carcar (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Carcar, Tagalog: Lungsod ng Carcar) is a 3rd class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 100,632 people.

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

Carcar became a city on July 7, 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.

The 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.

Tourist Trail

The Heritage City of Cebu, Carcar is home to various Spanish to 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. Walking towards Sta. Catalina street one will surely be astonished with the quaint houses and their distinctive architectural details.

A visit to Carcar wouldn't be complete without sampling it's mouth-watering delights. Surrounding the Rotunda and in the public market one will find the famous Carcar chicharon, lechon, ampao, bucarillo, gogorias and puso are just some delectable delicacies worth tasting.


Carcar is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.

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

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