Cebu Province

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Cebu Province
Official seal of the province of Cebu
Basic data
Region : Central Visayas
Capital : Cebu City
Population : 2,938,982
August 1, 2015 census
Population density : 578 inhabitants per km²
Area : 5,088.4  km²
PSGC : 072200000
Governor : Agnes Magpale (interim)
Official website:
 - Highly urbanized cities 3
 - provincial cities 6th
 - municipalities 44
 - Barangays 1,066
 - electoral districts 6th
Location of the province in the Philippines

Coordinates: 10 ° 19 '  N , 123 ° 45'  E

Santo Niño, oldest church in Cebu

Cebu ([ sɛˑ.ꜜbûˈ ] Cebuano : Sugbo [ sug.bɔˈ ]) is a province of the Philippines in the central island group of the Visayas . The main island of the province is Cebu .

Cebu Business Park


Cebu forms a province of the Central Visayas region (Region VII), the other three provinces of which are formed by the islands of Bohol , Negros Oriental and Siquijor .

The capital of the province, Cebu City , is located on the east coast of the island of Cebu .

In addition to the main island, the province of Cebu includes another 167 neighboring, smaller islands, including

  • Mactan (251,000 inhabitants, 2000) in the east
  • Bantayan (120,000 inhabitants, 2000) in the northwest
  • Malapascua (5,000 inhabitants) in the northeast
  • Olango (32,000 inhabitants, 2009) east of Mactan
  • the archipelago of the Camotes Islands (89,324 inhabitants, 2007) in the east, on them lies the largest lake in the province, the 5 km long Lake Danao

The province has an area of ​​5,088.4 km² and a population of 3,848,919 million (as of 2007). Here the predominant language on the island of Cebu, Cebuano , also called "Visayan", is spoken. Tagalog is used as the lingua franca ; The official and business language is English. Central Cebu National Park , the smaller Sudlon National Park and Guadalupe Mabugnao Mainit Hot Spring National Park are in the province .

Administrative division

The province of Cebu is politically divided into nine cities and 44 municipalities ( municipalities ).




The Church of Patrocinio de Maria in Boljoon is the oldest preserved stone church in Cebu. In 1999 the church was declared a "National Historical Landmark" by the National Historical Institute of the Philippines , and in the following year the National Museum of the Philippines declared the church a "National Cultural Treasure" "). It has been on the Philippines' list of proposals for an exception to the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2006 , as a baroque church in the Philippines .

Educational institutions

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Provincial data from the 2007 census ( memento of the original from April 26, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /