(1995) : 2.92 M (Cebu Is.)
M (Metro Cebu)
Pop. Density :
Pop. Growth Rate: 1.87%
Major Population Centers
The bulk of the population is concentrated in the highly urbanized
cities of Cebu, Mandaue, the component cities of Toledo, Danao and
Lapu-lapu and the municipalities of Talisay, Naga and Carcar.
Malay mixed with Chinese and Spanish ancestry
Languages & Dialects
Cebuano (spoken by 98% of the population), Tagalog, English and
Chinese (Fookien & Mandarin)
Literacy Rate : 93% (Province-wide) 97% (Cebu City)
Labor Force : 1,469 M (1996) Employed : 1,287 M (88%)
Unemployed : 183,000 (12%)
- Food processing
- Production works (GTH, furniture, stonecrafters, fashion accessories,
- Semiconductor assembly
- Oil extraction
- Brick making
- Mat weaving
- Bag making
- High-speed sewers
The province of Cebu has an abundance of beauty.
The island's natural wonder is unmistakably seen from the central
mountains to the coral sands. Most of the country's 8,120 species
of flowering plants can be found in Cebu, of these 5,832 are unique
to the country. At the Olango
mined in commercial quantities are dolomite, limestone, Mactan stone,
black stone, guano and siliceous sand.
Bird Sanctuary, a marvelous experience for bird watchers is
the sight of migrating birds from Russia enroute to Australia.
Cebu is one of the best, if not the best beach-oriented destination
in the Philippines. Some of the world's best scuba diving
is located around Cebu's shores. Cebu is rich in metallic
and non-metallic minerals. The province has the largest copper
deposit not only in the country but also in Southeast Asia.
Among the non-metallic minerals