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  Location: Center of Cebu Province
Population: 718,821
Households: 147,600
Land Area: 32,880 has.
Topography: Large coastal plains with some areas rolling and hilly to rugged and mountainous
Town Rating: 1st Class Highly Urbanized
Zip Code: 6000

Town Fiesta: 3rd Sunday of January
Patron Saint: Señor Sto. Niño

ebu City is situated in the central eastern coast of the province Cebu and is defined by the Bureau of Land Location Movement (BLLM) No. 1, Cebu Cadastral Survey. It is bounded on the north by the city of Mandaue, on the south by the city of Talisay, on the west by the city of Toledo and the municipality of Balamban and on the east by Mactan Strait.

Cebu City is composed of 81 barangays, namely: Adlaon, Agsungot, Apas, Babag, Basak Pardo, Bacayan, Banilad, Banawa, Basak San Nicolas, Binaliw, Bonbon, Budla-an (Pob.), Buhisan, Bulacao, Buot-Taup Pardo, Busay (Pob.), Calamba, Cambinocot, Capitol Site (Pob.), Carreta, Central (Pob.), Cogon Ramos (Pob.), Cogon Pardo, Day-as, Duljo (Pob.), Ermita (Pob.), Guadalupe, Guba, Hippodromo, Inayawan, Kalubihan (Pob.), Kalunasan, Kamagayan (Pob.), Camputhaw (Pob.), Kasambagan, Kinasang-an Pardo, Labangon, Lahug (Pob.), Lorega (Lorega San Miguel), Lusaran, Luz, Mabini, Mabolo, Malubog, Mambaling, Pahina Central (Pob.), Pahina San Nicolas, Pamutan, Pardo (Pob.), Pari-an, Paril, Pasil, Pit-os, Pulangbato, Pung-ol-Sibugay, Punta Princesa, Quiot Pardo, Sambag I (Pob.), Sambag II (Pob.), San Antonio (Pob.), San Jose, San Nicolas Central, San Roque (Ciudad), Santa Cruz (Pob.), Sawang Calero (Pob.), Sinsin, Sirao, Suba Pob. (Suba San Nicolas), Sudlon I, Sudlon II, Sapangdaku, T. Padilla, Tabunan, Tagbao, Talamban, Taptap, Tejero (Villa Gonzalo), Tinago, Tisa, To-ong Pardo and Zapatera.

Cebu City is the capital of the province of Cebu in the Philippines and is the second most important metropolitan center in the country. The city lies on the eastern shore of the island of Cebu and is the oldest city in the country, even older than the nation's capital, Manila. Cebu is one of the main hubs of international flights into the country and is the most important center of commerce, trade, and industry in the Visayas and Mindanao parts of the country. It is because of this and other important aspects that Cebu City was given the monicker Queen City of the South.

Cebu City is part of an metropolitan area informally called Metro Cebu which includes the cities of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, and Talisay. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Lapu-Lapu City is only a twenty-minute drive away from Cebu City.

Cebu City in History
Cebu, or Sugbu, was already a prosperous settlement before it was colonized by Spain. It had trade relations with China and the other countries of Southeast Asia.

On April 7, 1521, Ferdinand Magellan landed in Cebu. He was welcomed by Rajah Humabon, who, together with his wife and about 800 natives, were baptized by the Spaniards on April 14, 1521 and are considered to be the first Filipino Christians. Magellan, however, failed to successfully claim the Philippines for the crown of Spain, having been slain in neighboring Mactan Island on April 27, 1521 by its chieftain Lapu-lapu.

On April 27, 1565, Miguel López de Legazpi, with Augustinian Fr. Andres de Urdaneta, landed in Cebu. Legazpi renamed the city on January 1, 1571, from San Miguel to Villa del Santissimo Nombre de Jesus. During this six year period, Cebu City was the capital of the newly established Spanish colony.

Cebu the progressive city Southern Philippines, is historically known to be an enterprising fishing village way back in the early days of the Chou-Ju-Kua long before the Spanish expedition of Magellan came to the Philippines in 1561. Sugbu, as the village was intimately called and commerce relations with foreign merchants of Europe, Asia and even old Cathay. These merchants gave Cebu many different names as ZUBU, ZEBU, SEBU, SIBUY, and others.

Foreign traders sold their goods to the Sugbuanons who are also sold their native products to the foreigners even as some of them resorted to barter trade system. So, it is not surprising therefore that the present generation of Cebuanos could excel in the field of commerce for their forbears had instilled into them business acumen and the value of trade and industry.

Main industry
Trading, Exports, Tourism

How To Get There
The city of Cebu is ideally located in central Philippines and can be reached by plane from Manila in 1 hour. Direct flights from Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan are also available on a daily basis. Cebu City is the gateway to the whole province of Cebu as well as the neighboring provinces in the Visayas and the whole of Mindanao.

Places of Interest

  • Historical Sites: Magellan's Cross, Fort San Pedro, Taoist Temple, Plaza Independcia, Basilica Minore de Sto. Niño, Casa Gorordo Museum
  • Malls: SM-City Cebu, Ayala Cebu, Gaisano Malls

    Web Links
  • Cebu City Government Website
  • Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) Profile for Cebu City

  • Note: Population and Household statistics are based on the Philippine National Statistics Office (NSO) data of 2000.


    Cebu City Hall.

    Fuente Osmeña by night.

    The Metropolitan Cathedral.

    Taoist Temple.

    Carbon market vegetables.

    Parada (Horse-drawn carriage)

    Sinulog dancers

    Cebu Jeepney

     Cebu City News

    Bills to split Cebu province pass 1st stage
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    Cebuano tows RP to golden finish in Singapore shootfest
    Sun.Star, Philippines - 7 hours agoA Cebu City-based businessman led the medal haulers as the shotgun squad of Team Philippines blazed through the Singapore Inaugural PPC WA1500 Shooting ...

    Wenceslao: My take on sex education
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    A good word for foreign policy
    ABS CBN News, Philippines - 7 hours ago... association. We will host in December a big gathering of Asean and world leaders in Cebu City to discuss security, democracy and trade. ...

    Seares: Yes. Gerry intervened
    Sun.Star, Philippines - 7 hours agoOf course, Cebu City Councilor Gerry Carillo intervened in last Friday's CIDG arrest of three shop owners caught selling bogus skin whitening cream. ...

    Firm offers to train yuppies applying for call center posts
    Sun.Star, Philippines - 7 hours ago... At the inauguration of Lead’s office in Cebu City last Tuesday, Lasala stressed that the training center is ideal for new graduates and young professionals ...

    Fisher killed, 17 houses wrecked in Talisay City
    Sun.Star, Philippines - 7 hours ago... attempt to rescue the fisherman. His body was taken to the St. Francis Funeral Homes in Cebu City. Acting on the report, Mayor Socrates ...

    Dance team poised to haul more golds
    Sun.Star, Philippines - 8 hours agoThe hunt for gold continues for the members of Dancesport Team Cebu City (DTCC) as it takes part in the Empire State Dancesport Championship in the US today. ...

    Gayotin calls anew: Tag 2 frats criminal
    Sun.Star, Philippines - 8 hours agoCebu City Police Chief Melvin Gayotin is also considering recommending to the Cebu City Government to pass an ordinance banning the existence of both ...

    Editorials: Cost of Leyson’s transfer
    Sun.Star, Philippines - 8 hours agoTalks on the transfer of residence of Councilor Gabriel Leyson from Cebu City to Talisay City have centered mainly on whether it allows him to continue holding ...

    Sugbuak bills pass 1st stage
    Sun.Star, Philippines - 8 hours ago... reelection next year. Only two representatives, Rep. Antonio Cuenco (Cebu City, south) and Parañaque’s Rep. Eduardo Zialcita, opposed ...

    8th complaint sufficient in substance, panel rules
    Manila Standard Today, Philippines - 10 hours ago... Rep. Raul del Mar of Cebu City said the complaint was verified and sworn to by the complainants, and therefore sufficient in form. ...

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