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Capital :            Cebu City

Districts :           Eight (8)

Cities :
             Cebu, Danao, Lapu-
                         lapu, Mandaue &
                         Toledo


Municipalities : 48

Barangays :      1,201

Location :         Center of Visayas Islands - 584 km. (385 miles) South of                          Manila

Population:       2.85 M Cebu Province; 1.5 M Metro Cebu
or 53% of the                          island (NSO data as of 1995)

Climate :          Cebu's weather is relatively moderate, having no distinct                         wet and dry season, the perfect vacation spot for all                         seasons. One can bask under the sunshine the whole                         year through since Cebu is blessed with tropical climate.                         Humidity is 78 percent, warmest temperature is at 189C                         usually expected during the months of December to                         February, while the wettest time of the year occurs during                         November.

                        Average Annual Rainfall:    1,638.20 mm
                        Minimum Monthly Rainfall:     50.40 mm
                        Maximum Monthly Rainfall:  206.50 mm
                        Mean Temperature Range:     26.49 C - 28.79 C
                        Minimum Temperature:          22.69 C
                        Maximum Temperature:         33.19 C

Land Area :     508,839 hectares (5,088.4 sq. km)

Certified Alienable and Disposable Land : 253,341

Classified Forest Land : 100,775

Unclassified Forest Land : 154.723

Arable Land : 338,816 hectares

Firms Registered (1994-1998) with DTI : 33,911 with SEC : 4,581

Agricultural Products : Corn, rice, legumes, fruit trees, root crops,                                     ornamental plants, coffee, cacao and spices

Topography :   Predominantly rugged & mountainous with its highest                         peak at 1,000 m. above sea level. It is elongated;                         approximately 250 km. long. Its widest point is 45 km.

Ethnic Origins: Malay mixed w/ Chinese & Spanish ancestry

Languages :    Cebuano (spoken by 98% of population), Tagalog, English                         & Chinese (Fookien & Mandarin)

Dialects :
        Cebuano is the dialect in the province, which is also                         widely spoken in the Visayas and Mindanao. Tagalog and                         English are also spoken and understood.

Dress :             Casual dress in light, natural fabrics, preferably cotton.                         Dinner jacket and tie or Philippine Barong Tagalog for                         formal events.

Currency :       Philippine Peso. Travellers cheques and foreign currency                        can be exchanged at hotels, banks or authorised dealers.                        Major credit cards are accepted at major outlets and                        facilities.

Political
         The five major cities in Cebu province are Cebu, Mandaue, Subdivision:    Lapu-lapu, Danao and Toledo, while there are 48 towns                        or municipalities. Facing Bohol Strait is the island's                        capital, Cebu City and historic Mactan Island lies just                        across the city's harbor. Cebu City is bounded by the City                        of Mandaue and the Municipality of Consolacion in the                        north; the city harbor and Bohol Strait in the east; Talisay                        town in the south and Toledo City in the west. Of the 73                        barangays comprising the city, 30 are categorized as                        mountain barangays with land area totaling 27,797                        hectares. There are 6 congressional districts, 3                        component cities, namely: Lapu-lapu, Danao and Toledo;                        2 highly urbanized cities: Cebu and Mandaue; 48                        municipalities; and 1,122 barangays.

Power Capacity: Over 600 mw

Water Supply: 107,337 cu. m

Road Network: 3,811.650 km

                         By Type of Pavement (in km)
                         Concrete : 195.602
                         Asphalt   :  605.294
                         Gravel     :  2,837.435
                         Earth      :  173.320

 
                        Existing Road Category (in km)
                          National Road : 622.857
                          Provincial       : 950.074
                          City               : 188.614
                          Municipal       : 404.510
                          Barangay       : 1,645.595

Sea Ports:         Cebu International Port & 44 Domestic Ports

Airports:            Mactan-Cebu International Airport & 5 Feeder Airports

Information & Communications:

  • Telephone Lines:  324,400 digital lines
                                12,870 non-digital lines
  • Land-Based Phone Companies: PLDT, Islacom, Cruztelco, Sotelco
  • Cellular Phone Companies: Globe Telecom, Extelcom, Islacom, Philtel, Smart
  • Pager Companies: Beeper 150, EasyCall, InfoPage, Islacom, Pocketbell, Recall 138
  • Internet Service Providers: 21

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Media Facilities:
7 local television channels
3 cable TV stations
20 FM & 13 AM radio stations
A variety of local, national and international papers

Educational Institution
Educational center for 2/3 of the Philippines; has over 1,000 private and public elementary schools; 200 secondary (high) schools; 6 universities; 28 colleges; 10 manpower training centers with an average annual population of 130,000 college students.

Financial Systems
Commercial Banks (50), Off-shore Bus (2), Gov't. Banks (5), Savings Banks (9) and Rural Banks (27)

Major Industrial Activities
Industrial parts assembly, food processing, furniture, stonecraft, garments, fashion accessories, gifts, toys and housewares (GTH), electronics/electrical equipment manufacturing, coal and dolomite mining

Indigenous Materials

  • Agricultural products (corn, rice, legumes, mango, coconut, vegetables)
  • Mineral resources (copper concentrate, coal, dolomite, cement,   limestone)
  • Citronella grass, clay, pandan, Romblon

Manufactured Products

  • Semi-conductors
  • Furniture
  • Processed Fruits
  • Gifts, Toys & Housewares
  • Coconut oil
  • Garments
  • Plastic and plastic products
  • Ammonium Nitrate
  • Copra Expeller Cake
  • Dried fruits
  • Construction bricks
  • Plastic bags
  • Noodles
  • Steel grills
  • Cabs for motorcycles
  • Citronella Oil
  • Bricks (rooftiles

Principal Exports:
Semi-conductor devices, electronic timepieces, electronic components, wire harness, floppy disk drives, photographic equipment, garments, furniture, camera paraphernalia, car stereos, audio/video equipment, carageenan, fashion accessories, coconut oil, frozen shrimps


   
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