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Cebu City is a city in the Philippines on the island of Cebu. Cebu City is the capital of the Cebu province of the same name. The city is also called the queen of the south and is the oldest city in the country. At the 2015 census, the city had a population of almost 923 thousand. This made it the fifth largest city in the country.

The metropolitan area of Cebu includes nine other cities and municipalities in addition to the city of Cebu City. Metro Cebu is the second most populous and largest metropolis in the Philippines after Metro Manila. Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Metro Cebu International Airport is located on Mactan Island, just off the coast of Cebu. The airport is the second busiest in the country after Manila International Airport.

Topography and landscape
Cebu City is located in the middle of the island of Cebu on the east coast near the island of Mactan. To the north of Cebu City are Mandaue City and the municipality of Consolacion, to the west Toledo City and Balamban, and to the south Talisay City and Minglanilla. The land area of Cebu City is 328.8 km². Along the coast, the terrain is relatively flat. Towards the west it becomes hilly until it finally becomes more mountainous with altitudes of 200 to 800 meters. Three rivers run through the city: the Guadalupe, the Lahug and the Kinalumsan.

Things to see
  • Magellan's Cross is considered a national shrine. This is where the first Filipinos were baptized to Christianity in 1521.
  • Fort San Pedro, built in 1738 and named after Legazpi's flagship.
  • The Basilica minore del Santo Niño was built in 1565. It was destroyed by fire three times, after which it was rebuilt in its present form in 1737.
  • The University of San Carlos in Cebu City was founded on August 1, 1595, making it the oldest educational institution in the Philippines. Since it was only granted university status in 1948, the University of Santo Tomas in Manila claims to be the oldest university in the country.

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