30 Facts About Cebu City


Cebu City, officially known as the City of Cebu, is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines and capital of the Cebu Province.

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Cebu City is bounded on the north by the town of Balamban and the city of Danao City, on the west by the city of Toledo, on the east by the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue and the towns of Liloan, Consolacion and Compostela and to the south by the city of Talisay.

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Cebu City has experienced rapid economic growth since the 1990s, a phenomenon known as "Ceboom".

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Colon Street, the oldest national road in the Philippines, which was once a residential area in the pre-war years, became the center of a dense and compact area in downtown Cebu City, becoming home to many shopping and business activities, which included the city's most fashionable shops, restaurants, and movie houses.

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The opening of the aforementioned Ayala Mall and SM City Cebu had shifted significant retail activities away from Colon, though it remained to serve as an important transit point for public utility jeepneys covering arterial routes within the city.

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SM Seaside City Cebu opened in 2015, and was one of the largest shopping malls in the Philippines upon opening.

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Cebu City has a tropical monsoon climate under the Koppen climate classification.

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Cebu City is considered the birthplace of Christianity in the Far East.

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu City is currently the largest archdiocese in the Philippines and in Asia.

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Cebu City is a major hub for the business process outsourcing industry of the Philippines.

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In 2013, Cebu City ranked 8th worldwide in the "Top 100 BPO Destinations Report" by global advisory firm Tholons.

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SM City Cebu, located in the North Reclamation Area, opened in 1993, and is the first SM Supermall in the Philippines located outside Metro Manila.

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Ayala Center Cebu City, opened in 1994, is a shopping mall at the Cebu City Business Park.

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Robinsons Galleria Cebu City opened in December 2015 and is in close proximity to the Port of Cebu City.

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Cebu City is a significant cultural center in the Philippines.

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Cebu City's was later named Juana, the figure of the Santo Nino.

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Cebu City was recognized by the British Council as the Creative Capital of the Philippines.

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Cebu City is regarded as the birthplace of BisRock, a term coined by Cebuano writer Januar E Yap in 2002.

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Cebu City Reggae Festival is a popular Filipino Reggae and Roots music festival, it now has become one of the Philippines' largest annual Reggae Festivals.

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On Cebuano musical heritage, the Jose R Gullas Halad Museum in V Gullas St corner D Jakosalem St in Cebu City, holds musical memorabilia of Cebuano composers in the early 20th century, the likes of Ben Zubiri, Inting Rubi and Minggoy Lopez .

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Cebu City Sharks is currently the only professional basketball team that is based in the city.

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The city hosted the East Asian Tourism Forum in August 2002, in which the province of Cebu is a member and signatory.

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The Cebu City Government conducted a 2012 feasibility study on implementing bus rapid transit system that will ease the transportation of the residents in the city and throughout the entire Metro Cebu area.

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Cebu City mostly gets its power from an interconnection grid with the Leyte Geothermal Power Plant, which powers the majority of the Visayas.

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Cebu City is powered by a coal-fired thermal plant with two units each generating 52.

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Cebu City, and Metro Cebu as a whole, is an important educational hub in Southern Philippines.

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Cebu City itself is currently home to ten large universities each with a number of campuses throughout Cebu province and more than a dozen other schools specializing in various courses.

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University of the Philippines Cebu City, located at Barangay Camputhaw in the district near Lahug currently has eight courses and has plans of expansion and development.

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University of Cebu has four campuses located within the city: Its main campus, located in Sanciangko Street, offers degree programs such as a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, HRM, Computer Engineering, BSED and others.

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Cebu City has 68 public elementary schools, 23 national high schools and 28 night high schools.

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