city of the Philippines and capital of the province of Cebu

Cebu is an island province of the Philippines. Cebu has nine cities: Bogo, Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga, Talisay, and Toledo, with the biggest being Cebu City.

A view of Cebu City
Flag of Cebu (province).svg
Cebu province seal 2.svg

Cebu City (also known as Cebu) is the oldest city in the Philippines, in the Province of Cebu. It is often called the "Queen City of the South". Cebu is the main center of Christianity in the Philippines. The city has a lot of interesting history. Cebu was a fishing village and busy trading port in 1521 when the famous explorer Ferdinand Magellan visited it and died there. The center of the city has become modern and is well developed. There are also 44 smaller towns. Cebu has recently become the favorite tourist spot of the country.

Population 2.938 million[1]
Language Cebuano is the native language. English is also understood. Some people who emigrated from other parts of Visayas or Mindanao speak other Visayan languages.
Weather December - May: Dry; December - February: coolest; March - May: hottest. The temperature can rise higher than 100 °F in the summer. The rainy season begins in July, bringing heavy rains.
Time 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time / Coordinated Universal Time
Currency pesos, divided into 100 centavos.
Transportation Jeepney, bus, tricycles (motorcycles with sidecars), taxicabs