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Cebu is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas (Region VII). It consists of a main Island and 167 surrounding island and islets. Cebu is also known as the oldest city and first Capital of the Philippines, which is politically independent from the provincial government. Cebu was known as “The gateway to a thousand Journeys”. It has an estimated population of 2,938,98 and population density of 1500 per sq mi. ranked as 7th level out of 81 provinces in the Philippines.
Cebu is one of the developed provinces in the Philippines with metro cebu being second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines (after manila) and Cebu City as the main center of commerce, trade, education and industry in the Visayas. In decades it has transformed into a global hub shipping, furniture-making, tourism, business processing services, and heavy industry.
“Ceboom “was the term used to describe the provinces economic development. With many beautiful islands, white sand beaches, luxury hotel and resorts, diving locations and heritage sites, high domestic and foreign tourist arrivals have fueled the tourism industry of Cebu. Cebu consistently gets big share of tourist arrivals in the Philippines, and has become the tourist getaway to central and southern Philippines due to its central geographic location, accessibility and natural resources. The province is regularly hosts any annual or various conference in a year.
The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in Mactan Island serves as the main gate to domestic and international routes to or from Cebu City and other islands in the Visayas region. This airport is the second busiest airport in the Philippines in passenger and cargo traffic.
The Cebu international port is the largest shipping hub in the visayas region. Cebu City is a significant cultural center in the Philippines. The imprint of Spanish and Roman Catholic culture is evident. There are also many historical sites all over the province.
The Sinulog festival is the most awaited popular event in Cebu every third Sunday of January. It is the largest fiesta in the Philippine culture. It commemorates the Child Jesus, the Lord and the protector in Cebu. The Sinulog is a dance ritual of pre-Hispanic indigenous origin.
Many visitors come to witness and engage in such rituals of Sinulog in Cebu. And visotors proceed to every beautiful islands and beaches in Cebu City.