Carmen is an interior town located near the center of the island. Its former name was Imbaya after a local brook. When it was separated from Bilar as an independent municipality, it was renamed to Carmen supposedly in honor of a woman who was said to be a popular figure in the community.
Carmen is most well known as the location of the Chocolate Hills. The Chocolate Hills' complex, where the government runs a hotel, and you can climb on of the hills for a magnificient view is a few kilometers to the South of the town. You can have the bus drop you off at road leading to the complex, or ask a motor driver to bring you there.
|Carmen at a glance|
|Number of households (2000):||7379|
|Land area:||24804 ha|
|Number of barangays:||29|
|Distance from Tagbilaran:||59 km|
|Barangay||Population (2010)||Population (2000)||Households (2000)|
|Nueva Vida Este||918||821||168|
|Nueva Vida Norte||981||1015||173|
|Nueva Vida Sur||915||915||159|
(Based on figures from the census of 2000 and 2010 from NSO)