Cebu

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Cebu
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
Highly urbanized cities3
Cities6
Municipalities44
Barangays [note]1,066
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 / km2 (1,540 / sq mi)
[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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 2,938,982. This represented 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 these 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.

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Local government units

Cebu has 44 municipalities and 6 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 1,066. Commonly grouped with the province are 3 highly urbanized cities, namely, Cebu City, which serves as the provincial capital, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Alcantaramunicipality15,16013,5562.15%35.20 km2 (13.59 sq mi)431 / km2 (1,116 / sq mi)9
Alcoymunicipality16,97914,7572.71%61.63 km2 (23.80 sq mi)275 / km2 (713 / sq mi)8
Alegriamunicipality23,30022,0721.04%89.49 km2 (34.55 sq mi)260 / km2 (674 / sq mi)9
Aloguinsanmunicipality32,10027,6502.88%61.92 km2 (23.91 sq mi)518 / km2 (1,343 / sq mi)15
Argaomunicipality72,36669,5030.77%191.50 km2 (73.94 sq mi)378 / km2 (979 / sq mi)45
Asturiasmunicipality47,85744,7321.29%190.45 km2 (73.53 sq mi)251 / km2 (651 / sq mi)27
Badianmunicipality37,91237,6990.11%110.07 km2 (42.50 sq mi)344 / km2 (892 / sq mi)29
Balambanmunicipality87,17771,2373.92%333.56 km2 (128.79 sq mi)261 / km2 (677 / sq mi)28
Bantayanmunicipality79,08474,7851.07%81.68 km2 (31.54 sq mi)968 / km2 (2,507 / sq mi)25
Barilimunicipality73,86265,5242.31%122.21 km2 (47.19 sq mi)604 / km2 (1,565 / sq mi)42
Bogocity (CC)78,12069,9112.14%103.52 km2 (39.97 sq mi)755 / km2 (1,954 / sq mi)29
Boljoonmunicipality16,34415,0271.61%117.00 km2 (45.17 sq mi)140 / km2 (362 / sq mi)11
Borbonmunicipality35,52631,5982.26%120.94 km2 (46.70 sq mi)294 / km2 (761 / sq mi)19
Carcarcity (CC)119,664107,3232.09%116.78 km2 (45.09 sq mi)1,025 / km2 (2,654 / sq mi)15
Carmenmunicipality51,32544,6482.69%84.78 km2 (32.73 sq mi)605 / km2 (1,568 / sq mi)21
Catmonmunicipality30,47128,3201.40%109.64 km2 (42.33 sq mi)278 / km2 (720 / sq mi)20
Compostelamunicipality47,89842,5742.27%53.90 km2 (20.81 sq mi)889 / km2 (2,302 / sq mi)17
Consolacionmunicipality131,528106,6494.07%37.03 km2 (14.30 sq mi)3,552 / km2 (9,198 / sq mi)21
Cordovamunicipality59,71250,3533.30%17.15 km2 (6.62 sq mi)3,482 / km2 (9,020 / sq mi)13
Daanbantayanmunicipality84,43074,8972.31%92.27 km2 (35.63 sq mi)915 / km2 (2,370 / sq mi)20
Dalaguetemunicipality67,49763,2391.25%154.96 km2 (59.83 sq mi)436 / km2 (1,128 / sq mi)33
Danaocity (CC)136,471119,2522.60%107.30 km2 (41.43 sq mi)1,272 / km2 (3,294 / sq mi)42
Dumanjugmunicipality51,21046,7541.75%85.53 km2 (33.02 sq mi)599 / km2 (1,551 / sq mi)37
Ginatilanmunicipality15,91915,3270.72%70.10 km2 (27.07 sq mi)227 / km2 (588 / sq mi)14
Liloanmunicipality118,753100,5003.23%45.92 km2 (17.73 sq mi)2,586 / km2 (6,698 / sq mi)14
Madridejosmunicipality36,42934,9050.82%23.95 km2 (9.25 sq mi)1,521 / km2 (3,938 / sq mi)14
Malabuyocmunicipality19,37318,4260.96%69.27 km2 (26.75 sq mi)280 / km2 (724 / sq mi)14
Medellinmunicipality55,33250,0471.93%73.19 km2 (28.26 sq mi)756 / km2 (1,958 / sq mi)19
Minglanillamunicipality132,135113,1782.99%65.60 km2 (25.33 sq mi)2,014 / km2 (5,217 / sq mi)19
Moalboalmunicipality31,13027,6762.26%124.86 km2 (48.21 sq mi)249 / km2 (646 / sq mi)15
Nagacity (CC)115,750101,5712.52%101.97 km2 (39.37 sq mi)1,135 / km2 (2,940 / sq mi)28
Oslobmunicipality27,89326,1161.26%134.75 km2 (52.03 sq mi)207 / km2 (536 / sq mi)21
Pilarmunicipality11,30811,564-0.43%32.42 km2 (12.52 sq mi)349 / km2 (903 / sq mi)13
Pinamungajanmunicipality65,95557,9972.48%109.16 km2 (42.15 sq mi)604 / km2 (1,565 / sq mi)26
Poromunicipality25,21223,4981.35%63.59 km2 (24.55 sq mi)396 / km2 (1,027 / sq mi)17
Rondamunicipality20,36018,5821.76%57.10 km2 (22.05 sq mi)357 / km2 (923 / sq mi)14
Samboanmunicipality20,88418,6132.22%45.16 km2 (17.44 sq mi)462 / km2 (1,197 / sq mi)15
San Fernandomunicipality66,28060,9701.60%69.39 km2 (26.79 sq mi)955 / km2 (2,474 / sq mi)21
San Franciscomunicipality55,18047,3572.95%106.93 km2 (41.29 sq mi)516 / km2 (1,336 / sq mi)15
San Remigiomunicipality57,55751,3942.18%95.27 km2 (36.78 sq mi)604 / km2 (1,565 / sq mi)27
Santa Femunicipality28,60327,2700.91%28.05 km2 (10.83 sq mi)1,020 / km2 (2,641 / sq mi)10
Santandermunicipality17,85716,1051.99%29.53 km2 (11.40 sq mi)605 / km2 (1,566 / sq mi)10
Sibongamunicipality48,18643,6411.90%133.45 km2 (51.53 sq mi)361 / km2 (935 / sq mi)25
Sogodmunicipality35,10830,6262.63%119.23 km2 (46.03 sq mi)294 / km2 (763 / sq mi)18
Tabogonmunicipality39,01333,0243.22%101.35 km2 (39.13 sq mi)385 / km2 (997 / sq mi)25
Tabuelanmunicipality25,63022,2922.69%141.13 km2 (54.49 sq mi)182 / km2 (470 / sq mi)12
Talisaycity (CC)227,645200,7722.42%39.87 km2 (15.39 sq mi)5,710 / km2 (14,792 / sq mi)22
Toledocity (CC)170,335157,0781.55%216.28 km2 (83.51 sq mi)788 / km2 (2,040 / sq mi)38
Tuburanmunicipality63,86658,9141.55%224.50 km2 (86.68 sq mi)284 / km2 (737 / sq mi)54
Tudelamunicipality11,2969,8592.62%33.02 km2 (12.75 sq mi)342 / km2 (886 / sq mi)11
Cebu Total2,938,9822,619,3622.22%4,943.72 km2 (1,908.78 sq mi)594 / km2 (1,540 / sq mi)1,066

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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
581,804
747,4891.60%
870,4040.76%
899,2560.34%
1,003,8740.97%
1,159,2191.42%
1,249,9971.52%
1,392,0082.17%
1,709,6212.08%
1,890,3571.90%
2,160,5692.91%
2,440,1201.69%
2,619,3622.61%
2,938,9822.22%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Cebu as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • AC Cortes Avenue
  • Cebu North Hagnaya Wharf Road
  • Cebu-Toledo Wharf Road (Uling-Toledo Wharf)
  • Mandaue Flyover
  • Mandaue-Mactan Road
  • N. Bacalso Avenue (Cebu South Road)
  • Naga-Uling Road
  • Pajo-Basak Marigondon Road
  • UN Avenue (CB)

Secondary Roads

  • Antonio y De Pio Highway
  • Cansaga Bay Bridge
  • Carcar-Barili Road
  • Carcar-Barili-Mantayupan Road
  • Cebu South Coastal Road
  • Cebu-Balamban Transcentral Highway
  • Cebu-Toledo Wharf Road (Junction Naga-Uling)
  • Consolacion-Tayud-Liloan Road
  • Mactan Airport Road
  • Mactan Circumferential Road
  • Mandaue Causeway (Ouano Avenue)
  • Marcelo B. Fernan Viaduct
  • Marcelo B. Fernan Br. & Approaches
  • Santander-Barili-Toledo Road
  • Terminal Bldg. Access Road
  • Toledo-Pinamungahan-Aloguinsan-Mantalongon Road
  • Toledo-Tabuelan-San Remigio Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Argao-Moalboal Road
  • Argao-Ronda Road
  • AS Fortuna Street
  • Barili-Mantayupan Road
  • Bogo-Curva-Medellin-Daanbantayan-Maya Road
  • Bogo-Polambato Wharf Road
  • Canduman-Cebu North Road
  • Cebu North Hagnaya Wharf Road (Old Route)
  • Dalaguete-Mantalongon Badian Road
  • F. Cabahug Street
  • Ferry Landing Road
  • Hernan Cortes Street
  • M. Logarta Road
  • Marcelo B. Fernan Br. access Road to and from Mini Park
  • ML Quezon Street
  • Opon-Airport Road
  • Pinamungahan Cadre Road
  • Sibonga-Dumanjug Road
  • Sogod-Tabuelan Road
  • Subang Daku Flyover
  • Tabunok Flyover
  • Tapal (Carcar) Zaragosa-Olango-Aloguinsan Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 2,938,982, ranked 5 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,908.78 square kilometers, ranked 22 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 594 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 7 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.22%, ranked 10 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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