1. STATUS

1.1. Second Class, Component City, Re-classification of Cities per Memorandum Circular No.01-C-08 dated November 27,2008.

2. LOCATION

The City of San Carlos is located at the Northeast part of Negros Island, 123°23’65" longitude and 10°25’15" latitude, bounded on the North by the Municipality of Calatrava, on the West by the Municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto and the City of Bago, on the South by Municipality of Vallehermoso (Negros Oriental) and the City of Canla-on, and the East by Tañon Strait.

DISTANCE FROM MAJOR CITIES :
MAJOR CITY   ROUTE   DISTANCE   TRAVEL TIME
1. Manila
  Manila – Bacolod (by air)
  886    2 hrs. &
    - San Carlos (land trip)   kilometers    55 mins. 
             
    Manila – Bacolod (by air)
  946
  3 hrs. &
    - San Carlos (land trip via coastal route   kilometers    55 mins. 
             
    Manila – Bacolod (by boat)
  886
  20 hours
    - San Carlos (land trip)   Kilometers     
             
2. Bacolod City   Coastal Road    144.5   3 hours
        kilometers    
             
    Negros Translink Highway   86.0   2 hours
        kilometers    
             
3. Dumaguete City   Coastal Road    167.0   3.5 hours
        kilometers    
             
4. Cebu City   San Carlos–Toledo (by boat)   15 nautical   1 hour
        miles    
             
    Toledo–Cebu (land trip)   45.0   1.5 hours
        kilometers