The Island of Cebu, Philippines
Cebu is located to the east of Negros, to the west of Leyte and Bohol islands. It is a long narrow island stretching 225 kilometers from north to south, surrounded by 167 neighboring, smaller islands, which include Mactan, Bantayan, Malapascua, Olango and the Camotes Islands. Cebu has narrow coastlines, limestone plateaus and coastal plains. It also has rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges traversing the northern and southern lengths of the island.
- Number Of Cities: 9
- Number Of Municipalities: 44
- Number Of Barangays: 1,066
Total Population: 2,440,120.00 (as of 2007)
Average Household Size: 4.8
Top 5 Agricultural Crops: palay, corn, coconut, sugarcane, banana
Top 5 Livestock: carabao, cattle, chicken, duck, goat
Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines, with Cebu City as the main center of commerce, trade, education and industry in the Visayas.
The Population of Cebu in 2007 was 2,440,120, with its largest city accounting for 799,762 people, or more than a third of the entire provincial population.
Living In Cebu
Factors that affect the decisions of people who want to live in Cebu:
- Quality of life
- Quality housing
- Health Care
- Education System
- Food And Shelter Provisions
- Sports and Leisure
International and Industrial Community
Different People in Cebu:
- Chinese (biggest ethnic community)
- Americans, Koreans, British
- Germans, Australians, Indians
- Japanese, Pakistanis
Notable Industries in Cebu:
- Sheltered deep water port
- International Airport
- Skilled, industrious workforce
- Good infrastructure
Why Invest in Cebu?
- Cebu is the second largest city and fastest growing economy in the philippines.
- Also known to "Metro Cebu"
- Cebu's export growth rate for the past 5 year has averaged close to 20 percent considerably higher than that of the country and any other province in the Philippines.
- It leads the country in export items such as furniture, fashion accessories, carrageenan and gifts, toys and housewares.
- It is the most accessible palce in the Philippines, with more domestic air and sea linkages than manila
- Cebu is base to over 80 percent of inter-island shipping capacity in the Philippines.
- Cebu is the Tourism Gateway for the Central and Southern Philippines.
- It is not in an earthquake zone or typoon belt, nor are there volcanoes in the island.
- Cebu has one of the best records for peace and order in the country.
- Its labor force is oriented towards non-agriculture lines and is one of the most productive in the country.
- The development of its infrastructure is balanced; it has all the ingredients necessary to be competitive and sustain investments. it is a cosmopolitan with all the support facilities and amenities needed for an ideal lifestyle.