Carmen, Bohol

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Carmen
Municipality
Municipality of Carmen
Downtown area
Downtown area
Nickname(s): Home of the Great Chocolate Hills
Map of Bohol with Carmen highlighted
Map of Bohol with Carmen highlighted
Carmen is located in Philippines
Carmen
Carmen
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°49′N 124°12′E / 9.82°N 124.2°E / 9.82; 124.2Coordinates: 9°49′N 124°12′E / 9.82°N 124.2°E / 9.82; 124.2
Country  Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 3rd District
Founded 1 March 1869
Barangays 29 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Ricardo Toribio
 • Vice Mayor Romeo BIigay
 • Congressman Arthur Yap
 • Electorate 29,767 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 239.45 km2 (92.45 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 46,306
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6319
PSGC 071212000
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 170,653,601.98 (2016)

Carmen, officially the Municipality of Carmen, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Carmen; Tagalog: Bayan ng Carmen), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 46,306 people.[3]

History

Carmen was originally part of the municipality of Bilar and called Imbaya, after the name of a stream in the settlement. During the Spanish time, it was inhabited by not more than fifty families. In 1868, the people of Carmen petitioned for its independence since its population grew to an unprecedented number. The town of Carmen was founded on 1 March 1869 by final order of Governor General Jose de la Gandara and renamed at the same time in honor of the Lady of Carmel of Spain. In 1874, the town of Carmen had its separate parish with Father Pedro Nolasco San Juan as the first parish priest.

Due to the influence of Spanish culture and tradition, all barangays of Carmen have a patron saint as well as a Spanish name, who are celebrated in an annual barangay fiesta.

In World War II, Carmen served as the stronghold of the guerrilla resistance movement and the local civil government because of its strategic location. Even at present, the municipality still serves the same purpose of being the provincial center of dynamic activities.

In 2013 a magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook Central Visayas region, with its epicenter within Carmen municipality.

Barangays

Carmen comprises 29 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[4]
071212001 Alegria 2.7% 1,253 1,199 0.84%
071212002 Bicao 5.5% 2,546 2,295 2.00%
071212003 Buenavista 5.6% 2,605 2,546 0.44%
071212004 Buenos Aires 3.0% 1,407 1,337 0.98%
071212005 Calatrava 4.3% 1,974 1,801 1.76%
071212006 El Progreso 1.9% 890 820 1.57%
071212007 El Salvador 1.2% 566 543 0.79%
071212008 Guadalupe 4.5% 2,080 1,991 0.84%
071212009 Katipunan 6.5% 3,027 2,712 2.11%
071212010 La Libertad 1.7% 804 840 −0.83%
071212011 La Paz 3.2% 1,480 1,430 0.66%
071212012 La Salvacion 2.3% 1,053 1,061 −0.14%
071212013 La Victoria 2.6% 1,202 1,100 1.70%
071212014 Matin‑ao 1.9% 882 800 1.88%
071212015 Montehermoso 1.9% 874 952 −1.61%
071212016 Montesuerte 5.8% 2,670 2,467 1.52%
071212017 Montesunting 2.0% 915 870 0.96%
071212018 Montevideo 2.8% 1,295 1,274 0.31%
071212019 Nueva Fuerza 5.3% 2,433 2,281 1.24%
071212020 Nueva Vida Este 1.9% 884 918 −0.72%
071212022 Nueva Vida Norte 2.1% 967 981 −0.27%
071212021 Nueva Vida Sur 2.0% 909 915 −0.13%
071212023 Poblacion Norte 7.0% 3,224 2,937 1.79%
071212024 Poblacion Sur 7.1% 3,279 2,961 1.96%
071212025 Tambo‑an 2.8% 1,301 1,175 1.96%
071212026 Vallehermoso 0.6% 262 241 1.60%
071212027 Villaflor 2.0% 904 863 0.89%
071212028 Villafuerte 2.7% 1,231 1,012 3.80%
071212029 Villarcayo 4.1% 1,890 1,789 1.05%
Total 46,306 43,579 1.16%

Demographics

Population census of Carmen
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 3,106 —    
1918 5,214 +3.51%
1939 14,026 +4.83%
1948 19,006 +3.43%
1960 18,669 −0.15%
1970 19,571 +0.47%
1975 23,580 +3.81%
1980 26,359 +2.25%
1990 34,573 +2.75%
1995 36,797 +1.17%
2000 40,713 +2.19%
2007 43,153 +0.81%
2010 43,579 +0.36%
2015 46,306 +1.16%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 29,767 registered voters, meaning that 64% of the population are aged 18 and over.[7]

Chocolate Hills

The Chocolate Hills composed of 1,776 cone-shaped hills, is a major geographic landmark in Carmen. The origin of its name comes from the fact that the hills turns brown in the hot summer days.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Bohol". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO. 
  6. ^ "Province of Bohol". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 

External links

  • Provincial Government of Bohol
  • Latest Carmen Bohol News
  • Carmen
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