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Philippines
Cebu
Capital
Cebu Ci
Area
4932.0
Population
4170000.0
Cebu (Province of Cebu) is a province in the Philippines, consisting of Cebu (Province of Cebu) Island and 167 surrounding islands. It is located to the east of Negros, to the west of Leyte and Bohol islands. Cebu (Province of Cebu) is a long narrow island stretching 225 kilometers from north to south, surrounded by 167 neighbouring, smaller islands, which include Mactan, Bantayan, Malapascua, Olango and the Camotes Islands. Cebu (Province of Cebu) has narrow coastlines, limestone plateaus and coastal plains.
It also has rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges traversing the northern and southern lengths of the island. Cebu (Province of Cebu)'s highest mountains are over 1000 meters high. Flat tracts of land can be found in the city of Bogo and in the towns of San Remigio, Medellin and Daanbantayan at the northern region of the province. Its capital is Cebu (Province of Cebu) City, the oldest city in the Philippines, which forms part of the Cebu Metropolitan Area together with four neighboring cities which include Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City and Talisay City and eight other municipalities. Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Mactan island, is the second busiest airport in the Philippines. Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines, with Cebu City as the main center of commerce, trade, education and industry in the Visayas. Condé Nast Traveler Magazine named Cebu (Province of Cebu) the 7th best island destination in the Indian Ocean-Asia region in 2007, 8th best Asian-Pacific island destination in 2005, 7th in 2004 and in 2009. In a decade it has transformed into a global hub for furniture making, tourism, business processing services, and heavy industry.
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