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Cebu City

The Cebu City is the provincial capital of Cebu in Philippines. Cebu City is the center of Metro Cebu, a metropolitan area. The city was earlier colonized by Spain and had trade relations with China and other Southeast Asian countries. In 1565, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi reached Cebu and changed its name from San Miguel to Villa del Santissimo Nombre de Jesus in1571. It remained the capital of Spanish colony for the next six years.
The Cebu Povince was created in 1917. It is the main center of commerce, trade and industry in the southern parts of the country and is known as the Queen City of the South. The city being the oldest city in the country is also the second most important metropolitan center in the country.

Tourist Attractions : The city is a popular tourist destination with millions of tourists visiting the city every year.

Hotels : The city offers a number of international hotels. Marriot, Marco Polo, Parklane, Crown Regency and Waterfront are some of the hotels that are famous in the city. Pulchra Resorts, The Cebu Grand Hotel, Castle Peak Hotel, Crowne Garden Hotel, Alegre Beach Resort, Island and Sun Beach Resort, Rajah Park Hotel, Golden Peak Hotel & Suites, Montebello Villa Hotel, Diplomat Hotel, Tambuli Beach Club West Hotel and Casa Del Mar Golf & Dive Resort are the other famous hotels opted by the tourists on their visit to the city.

Transportation : Mactan-Cebu International Airport, the main airport serves the city. Port of Cebu, the biggest and main port of Cebu helps in moving from one country to another.

It has an extensive bus system Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) that carries people from one place to another. The Mass Railway System in the city that handles metro is another form of transportation in the city. The Light Transit System and the extensive road network like highways and tunnels eases the traffic congestion in the city.

Places of Attraction : Sumilon Island, Casa Gorordo Museum, Casino Filipino, Verdemar Golf Course, Cebu International Golf and Resort, Fort San Pedro, Magellan's Cross, Santo Nino Basilica, Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary that houses variety of rare butterflies, Rizaliana Museum, Quijano Museum and Guadalupe Cave are some of the interesting and amazing sights in the city.

LOCATIONThe city lies on the eastern shore of the island of Cebu and is the first Spanish settlement in the country. Cebu City is the center of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu.
GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATESLatitude 10º17'0? N, Longitude 123º54'0? E
AREA291.2 sq. km

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