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    Geographical Location

The 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.

As 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 drains.

Class : 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.
Industrial :
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 (CBD)

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

Soil Type:
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.



Population: (Latest NCSO Survey-1994 ) 759,990
No. of Household 148,225
Labor Force: 375,187

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Airport (If any): 1
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Sari-sari Stores
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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,
Magallanes St.
4. Casa Gorordo Museum Lopez Jaena St., Cebu City .

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