city of Cebu is located along the coastal and the
eastern belt of the Province of Cebu. As defined
by the Bureau of Land Location Movement (BLLM) No.
1, Cebu Cadastral Survey, it is 10 deg. 17 N latitude
and 123 degree 54 E longitude. It is bounded on
the north by the west by the Municipality of Talisay
and the City of Toledo.
a community for human habitation, the City of Cebu ideally
situated since it straddles the mountain ranges on its
morthwestern rim, and on the opposite side its harbor
is protected from prevailing winds by the historic island
of Mactan wherein Lapu-lapu City is located. Mactan Island
is linked to the Cebu main land by the Mandaue-Mactan
Bridge. Subangdaku river delimits Cebu City from Mandaue
City in the north just as Bulacao River the City from
Talisay in the South. The rivers located within the city,
namely: Guadalupe, Lahug and Kinalumsan, serve as excellent
buffers for zoning aside from being used as natural flood
: 1st Highly Urbanized
Annual Income:(As of 1996) P 702,296,582.64
No. of Barangays: 80
Total Land Area (Cadastral Survey): 32,880 Has.
Land Classification as of (Latest Year)
Arable Area: Has.
Residential : Has.
Commercial : Has.
Certified Alienable/Disposable Land: Has.
Classified Forest/Reservation/Timberland: Has.
Wildlife/Military Reserve Land : Has.
Unclassified Forest Land/Wilderness : Has.
National Parks/Playgrounds : Has.
Its terrain is relatively flat on the coastal plain and
becomes rolling and hilly at elevations of 40 to 200 meters,
then generally rugged and mountainous at elevation of
200 to almost 800 meters above sea level. The slopes vary
from 0 to 60 degrees. Its relatively flat terrain is only
approximately 15% of the total land area. The mountain
areas have become generally unproductive due to the adverse
effects of deforestration and poor soil condition; and,
the inadequacy of feeder roads has limited the use of
the land for agricultural purposes. What may be called
productive areas are planted either to corn, vegetables
or fruits. In terms of effective land use, Cebu City has
very unfavorable topography, since 80% of its total land
area is mountainous. This situation also holds true for
the adjoining municipalities, thereby limiting growth
to the linear or ribbon type of development along the
coastal plains. Cebu City's land poor is the rationale
behind the reclamation of foreshore lands. Land use for
the relatively flat area of Cebu City, considered as the
urban core within the Metropolitan Cebu Area, is rapidly
being intensified, with the old districts becoming high
density areas including the Central Business District
The Cebu Metropolitan Area has what is termed by the Weather
Bureau as the third type of climate in which there is
no distinct wet or dry season. There is more rainfall
during the southeast monsoon seasons in the month of September.
the summer heat which generally come in March reaches
its peak in April and May. Humidity is approximately 77%,
decreasing during the summer months and increasing during
the rainy days by a few percent. As per records of the
Weather Bureau, the average temperture in Cebu City is
27.4 0C or 81.3 0F
The top soil on the higher elevation is primarily Faraon
Clay. It is residual since it is derived from limestone.
The top soil for the lower elevation is primarily clay
loam. It is fertile since it is organic in nature, and
it can also retain water very well. The primary composition
of the sub-strait is limestone interspersed with bedrock
formation. Severe erosion has extremely exposed the limestone
and rock foundation in some areas. According to the Bureau
of soiols , the type of soil common in the different districts
of the city and its environs are Faraon Clay, Mandaue
Clay, and silt-loam, Baguio and Bolinao Clay. These types
are responsible for the production of different kinds
of vegetables and root crops, the ever popular Guadalupe
mangoes, the much talked about grapes, sugar cane, corn
and other staple products.
of Business No. of Establishments
Restaurants & Cafeterias
Fresh Fish & Meat Retailers
General Merchandising Service and Repair Shops
Tailoring & Dress Shops
Pawnshops & Lending Investments
Lumber and Hardwares
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Marketing Firms (Appliances, furniture,etc.)
Photo Shops & Beauty Parlors
Others (Pls. Specify)
Raw materials available within the area:
Types of Materials Est'd.Vol./Supply Suppliers/Producers
Existing Skills Percent (%) To Total Population
Existing Tourist Attraction/s Location
1. Magellan's Cross Magallanes St., Cebu City
2. Fort San Pedro Plaza Independencia
3. Basilica del Sto. Niņo Pilgrimage Sto. Niņo Church,
4. Casa Gorordo Museum Lopez Jaena St., Cebu City .