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Location/Geographical Highlights

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 Bohol Strait.

Dimensions

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.

Topographical Characteristics
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.

Climatic Features
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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GMT + 8 hours EDT + 13 hours

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