Cebu

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Cebu
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
CapitalCebu City
Total local government units
Highly urbanized cities3
Cities6
Municipalities44
Barangays [note]1,203
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesVisayan Sea, Camotes Sea, Cebu Strait, Tañon Strait
Area (2007) [note]4,943.72 km2
(1,908.78 sq. mi)
Population (2015) [note]2,938,982
Density (2015) [note]594 per km2
(1,540 per sq. mi)
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[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

Cebu is a province in the Philippines situated in the Central Visayas region occupying the central section of the Visayas.

The province has a land area of 4,943.72 square kilometers or 1,908.78 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 2,938,982 representing 39.73% of the total population of the Central Visayas region, 15.17% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 2.91% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 594 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,540 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Cebu is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Visayan Sea, Camotes Sea, Cebu Strait, and the Tañon Strait.

Local government units

Cebu has 44 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 1,203. Commonly grouped with the province are 3 highly urbanized cities, namely, Cebu City, which serves as the provincial capital, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Alcantaramun15,160
(0.52%)
13,5562.15%35.20 km2
(13.59 sq mi)
431 per km2
(1,116 per sq mi)
9
Alcoymun16,979
(0.58%)
14,7572.71%61.63 km2
(23.80 sq mi)
275 per km2
(713 per sq mi)
8
Alegriamun23,300
(0.79%)
22,0721.04%89.49 km2
(34.55 sq mi)
260 per km2
(674 per sq mi)
9
Aloguinsanmun32,100
(1.09%)
27,6502.88%61.92 km2
(23.91 sq mi)
518 per km2
(1,343 per sq mi)
15
Argaomun72,366
(2.46%)
69,5030.77%191.50 km2
(73.94 sq mi)
378 per km2
(979 per sq mi)
45
Asturiasmun47,857
(1.63%)
44,7321.29%190.45 km2
(73.53 sq mi)
251 per km2
(651 per sq mi)
27
Badianmun37,912
(1.29%)
37,6990.11%110.07 km2
(42.50 sq mi)
344 per km2
(892 per sq mi)
29
Balambanmun87,177
(2.97%)
71,2373.92%333.56 km2
(128.79 sq mi)
261 per km2
(677 per sq mi)
28
Bantayanmun79,084
(2.69%)
74,7851.07%81.68 km2
(31.54 sq mi)
968 per km2
(2,507 per sq mi)
25
Barilimun73,862
(2.51%)
65,5242.31%122.21 km2
(47.19 sq mi)
604 per km2
(1,565 per sq mi)
42
Bogocity (CC)78,120
(2.66%)
69,9112.14%103.52 km2
(39.97 sq mi)
755 per km2
(1,954 per sq mi)
29
Boljoonmun16,344
(0.56%)
15,0271.61%117.00 km2
(45.17 sq mi)
140 per km2
(362 per sq mi)
11
Borbonmun35,526
(1.21%)
31,5982.26%120.94 km2
(46.70 sq mi)
294 per km2
(761 per sq mi)
19
Carcarcity (CC)119,664
(4.07%)
107,3232.09%116.78 km2
(45.09 sq mi)
1,025 per km2
(2,654 per sq mi)
15
Carmenmun51,325
(1.75%)
44,6482.69%84.78 km2
(32.73 sq mi)
605 per km2
(1,568 per sq mi)
21
Catmonmun30,471
(1.04%)
28,3201.40%109.64 km2
(42.33 sq mi)
278 per km2
(720 per sq mi)
20
Cebu Citycity (HUC), capital, regional center922,611
(–)
866,1711.21%315.00 km2
(121.62 sq mi)
2,929 per km2
(7,586 per sq mi)
80
Compostelamun47,898
(1.63%)
42,5742.27%53.90 km2
(20.81 sq mi)
889 per km2
(2,302 per sq mi)
17
Consolacionmun131,528
(4.48%)
106,6494.07%37.03 km2
(14.30 sq mi)
3,552 per km2
(9,198 per sq mi)
21
Cordovamun59,712
(2.03%)
50,3533.30%17.15 km2
(6.62 sq mi)
3,482 per km2
(9,020 per sq mi)
13
Daanbantayanmun84,430
(2.87%)
74,8972.31%92.27 km2
(35.63 sq mi)
915 per km2
(2,370 per sq mi)
20
Dalaguetemun67,497
(2.30%)
63,2391.25%154.96 km2
(59.83 sq mi)
436 per km2
(1,128 per sq mi)
33
Danaocity (CC)136,471
(4.64%)
119,2522.60%107.30 km2
(41.43 sq mi)
1,272 per km2
(3,294 per sq mi)
42
Dumanjugmun51,210
(1.74%)
46,7541.75%85.53 km2
(33.02 sq mi)
599 per km2
(1,551 per sq mi)
37
Ginatilanmun15,919
(0.54%)
15,3270.72%70.10 km2
(27.07 sq mi)
227 per km2
(588 per sq mi)
14
Lapu-Lapucity (HUC)408,112
(–)
350,4672.94%58.10 km2
(22.43 sq mi)
7,024 per km2
(18,195 per sq mi)
30
Liloanmun118,753
(4.04%)
100,5003.23%45.92 km2
(17.73 sq mi)
2,586 per km2
(6,698 per sq mi)
14
Madridejosmun36,429
(1.24%)
34,9050.82%23.95 km2
(9.25 sq mi)
1,521 per km2
(3,938 per sq mi)
14
Malabuyocmun19,373
(0.66%)
18,4260.96%69.27 km2
(26.75 sq mi)
280 per km2
(724 per sq mi)
14
Mandauecity (HUC)362,654
(–)
331,3201.74%25.18 km2
(9.72 sq mi)
14,402 per km2
(37,310 per sq mi)
27
Medellinmun55,332
(1.88%)
50,0471.93%73.19 km2
(28.26 sq mi)
756 per km2
(1,958 per sq mi)
19
Minglanillamun132,135
(4.50%)
113,1782.99%65.60 km2
(25.33 sq mi)
2,014 per km2
(5,217 per sq mi)
19
Moalboalmun31,130
(1.06%)
27,6762.26%124.86 km2
(48.21 sq mi)
249 per km2
(646 per sq mi)
15
Nagacity (CC)115,750
(3.94%)
101,5712.52%101.97 km2
(39.37 sq mi)
1,135 per km2
(2,940 per sq mi)
28
Oslobmun27,893
(0.95%)
26,1161.26%134.75 km2
(52.03 sq mi)
207 per km2
(536 per sq mi)
21
Pilarmun11,308
(0.38%)
11,564-0.43%32.42 km2
(12.52 sq mi)
349 per km2
(903 per sq mi)
13
Pinamungajanmun65,955
(2.24%)
57,9972.48%109.16 km2
(42.15 sq mi)
604 per km2
(1,565 per sq mi)
26
Poromun25,212
(0.86%)
23,4981.35%63.59 km2
(24.55 sq mi)
396 per km2
(1,027 per sq mi)
17
Rondamun20,360
(0.69%)
18,5821.76%57.10 km2
(22.05 sq mi)
357 per km2
(923 per sq mi)
14
Samboanmun20,884
(0.71%)
18,6132.22%45.16 km2
(17.44 sq mi)
462 per km2
(1,197 per sq mi)
15
San Fernandomun66,280
(2.26%)
60,9701.60%69.39 km2
(26.79 sq mi)
955 per km2
(2,474 per sq mi)
21
San Franciscomun55,180
(1.88%)
47,3572.95%106.93 km2
(41.29 sq mi)
516 per km2
(1,336 per sq mi)
15
San Remigiomun57,557
(1.96%)
51,3942.18%95.27 km2
(36.78 sq mi)
604 per km2
(1,565 per sq mi)
27
Santa Femun28,603
(0.97%)
27,2700.91%28.05 km2
(10.83 sq mi)
1,020 per km2
(2,641 per sq mi)
10
Santandermun17,857
(0.61%)
16,1051.99%29.53 km2
(11.40 sq mi)
605 per km2
(1,566 per sq mi)
10
Sibongamun48,186
(1.64%)
43,6411.90%133.45 km2
(51.53 sq mi)
361 per km2
(935 per sq mi)
25
Sogodmun35,108
(1.19%)
30,6262.63%119.23 km2
(46.03 sq mi)
294 per km2
(763 per sq mi)
18
Tabogonmun39,013
(1.33%)
33,0243.22%101.35 km2
(39.13 sq mi)
385 per km2
(997 per sq mi)
25
Tabuelanmun25,630
(0.87%)
22,2922.69%141.13 km2
(54.49 sq mi)
182 per km2
(470 per sq mi)
12
Talisaycity (CC)227,645
(7.75%)
200,7722.42%39.87 km2
(15.39 sq mi)
5,710 per km2
(14,792 per sq mi)
22
Toledocity (CC)170,335
(5.80%)
157,0781.55%216.28 km2
(83.51 sq mi)
788 per km2
(2,040 per sq mi)
38
Tuburanmun63,866
(2.17%)
58,9141.55%224.50 km2
(86.68 sq mi)
284 per km2
(737 per sq mi)
54
Tudelamun11,296
(0.38%)
9,8592.62%33.02 km2
(12.75 sq mi)
342 per km2
(886 per sq mi)
11
Cebu Total [1]2,938,9822,619,3622.22%4,943.72 km2
(1,908.78 sq mi)
594 per km2
(1,540 per sq mi)
1,203
  1. [1]Totals exclude the highly urbanized cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu
Historical population

The population of Cebu grew from 1,003,874 in 1960 to 2,938,982 in 2015, an increase of 1,935,108 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.22%, or an increase of 319,620 people, from the previous population of 2,619,362 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2581,804
1918 Dec 31747,4891.60%
1939 Jan 1870,4040.76%
1948 Oct 1899,2560.34%
1960 Feb 151,003,8740.97%
1970 May 61,159,2191.42%
1975 May 11,249,9971.52%
1980 May 11,392,0082.17%
1990 May 11,709,6212.08%
1995 Sep 11,890,3571.90%
2000 May 12,160,5692.91%
2007 Aug 12,440,1201.69%
2010 May 12,619,3622.61%
2015 Aug 12,938,9822.22%

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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