Carcar City History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Carcar is a 5th class coastal city of Cebu Province in Central Visayas Region or Region 7, Philippines.

Carcar City Hall
Carcar City Hall (Credit: Carcar Tourism Office Facebook Page)

Profile of Carcar City (Geography)
Location –> Central part of Cebu Island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Aloguinsan (north), San Fernando (northeast), Sibonga (southwest), Barili (northwest)
Area –> 116.78 km2 (45.09 sq mi)
Population –> 119,664 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 15
Revenue (2016) –> 459,824,796.59
Terrain –> Mountainous with rolling hills and coastal plains
Industries –> Trading, Tourism, Agriculture
Major Products –> Corn, Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Cebuano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Eduardo Gullas Sr.
Mayor –> Mercedita Apura
Vice Mayor –> Nicepuro L. Apura

History of Carcar

Carcar was founded as a pueblo in 1599. It became a city in 2007.

Economy, Business and Investment in Carcar

Agriculture still plays an important role in the economy of the city although commerce and industry are fast catching up. Corn, rice and fish are the most important products.

Footwear is the most important manufactured product of the city making it the footwear capital of the region.

Tourist Spots in Carcar

Tuyom Beach
Tabyog Mangrove Park
Mancao Ancestral House
Theotokos Shrine
Carcar City Museum
Carcar Town Plaza with the Rizal Monument

St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish Church

Festival in Carcar

Kabkaban Festival

Map of Carcar City in Cebu Province

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Gwendolyn Garcia

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