Central Visayas

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Central Visayas
Location of the district within the Philippines
Regional center Cebu City
Residents 7,396,898
- population density 550 per km²
surface 15,896 km²
- provinces 3
- cities 10
- Municipalities 97
- Barangays 2,446
languages Cebuano , Tagalog , English

The Central Visayas is an administrative region in the center of the Philippines , it is referred to as Region VII . Its administrative center is Cebu City , in the metropolitan area of Metro Cebu .


The Central Visayas comprise the islands of Cebu , Bohol , Siquijor and the southeastern part of the island of Negros , together they have a land area of ​​15,886 km². The region has no land border. The region is bounded in the south by the Mindanao Sea , in the east by the Camotes Sea , in the north by the Visayas Sea and in the west by the Tanon Strait . The main strait of the sea is the Strait of Cebu . The region comprises around 100 islands and has a coastline of around 2,029.1 km. The coasts of the Central Visayas are preceded by numerous coral reefs such as the Danajon reef system , the largest in the Philippines. The largest inland lake in the region is Lake Danao , located on the Camotes Islands .


The region is made up of the following three provinces :


The population of the Central Visayas is made up of a large number of smaller peoples, the main languages ​​being Cebuano and English . The greatest population density is achieved in Cebu City , Lapu-Lapu City , Mandaue City and Toledo City . The average monthly income is highest in the province of Cebu at 10,485 pesos .

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  1. 2015 Population Counts Summary. In: psa.gov.ph. Retrieved June 4, 2016 .

Coordinates: 10 ° 0 '  N , 123 ° 30'  E