Cebu is a narrow strip of land approximately 220 kms. long and 41
kms. at its widest portion. Its land area of 5,088 sq. kms. is 1.7%
of the total land area of the country. The main island of Cebu is
ringed by about 166 smaller islands and islets of which Mactan, Bantayan
and Camotes are considered the largest.
The province is part of the Central Visayas Region, situated
584 kms. (365 miles) south of Manila. It is bounded on the
east by the Camotes Sea, on the west by the Tanon Strait,
on the north by the Visayan Sea and on the southeast by the
Predominantly hilly and mountainous, Cebu's rugged mountain range
starts from the Southernmost town of Santander, reaching all the way
to the town of Bogo, down to Medellin and Daan Bantayan in the North,
although some flat lands can also be found in the northern end of
the Cebu. Its highest peak, Mount Manunggal, is approximately 1,000
meters above sea level.
Generally fair; temperature range : 23 - 330C/73 - 910F; November
has the heaviest rainfall while April the least. The coolest temperature
can be felt in January and the warmest in May.
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