Cebu City & Hotels
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Cebu City, officially the City of Cebu is the capital city of the province of Cebu in Central Visayas and is also the "second city"; of the Philippines after Manila. Cebu City is a 1st city income class highly urbanized city where its governance is independent and separate, and by the 2015 census, it has a population of 922,611. In the 2016 electoral roll, it's 630,003 registered voters. Cebu City is a center of commerce, education, and trade from the Visayas.
The city can be found on the mid-eastern side of Cebu island. It is the country's oldest city, the very first Spanish settlement, and also the capital of the Philippines. It is considered as the Fount of Christianity from the Far East.
Cebu is the Philippines' main delivery port that is national and is home to about 80 percent of the domestic shipping companies of the country. Cebu City is bordered to the south would be the city of Minglanilla and Talisay City, to the west would be the Isle of Asturias and Balamban, and also Toledo City, to the northeast from Mandaue and also the city of Consolacion. Is Mactan Island.
It is the middle of a metropolitan area named Metro Cebu, which includes the cities of Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga, and Talisay; and the municipalities (towns) of Compostela, Consolacion, Cordova, Liloan, Minglanilla and San Fernando. Metro Cebu had a whole population of 2,849,213 as making it the country after Metro Manila in Luzon's second-most populous metropolitan region.
The name "Cebu" came from the old Cebuano word sibu or sibo ("trade"), a shortened form of sinibuayng hingpit "the location for trading"). It was initially applied to the harbors of Sugbu, the name for Cebu City's city. Sugbu, in turn, was derived from the Old Cebuano phrase for "scorched" or "good fire."
Before the story was told arrival of the Spaniards, Cebu City was part of the island-rajahnate and trade centre of Pulua Kang Dayang or Kangdaya (literally "[the islands] which belong to Daya"), now better known as the Rajahnate of Cebu. It was established by a prince of Sumatra, the half-Malay, and half-Tamil, Sri Lumay's Hindu Chola dynasty.
Colon Street, the national road in the Philippines, is a compact and dense area in downtown Cebu City's center that was once the heart of business activity and Cebu City's shopping, with fashionable stores, restaurants, Cebu City hotels, and movie houses. In the early 1990s, a lot of this action shifted to the diverse and modern business districts located in virtually all the urban areas of the town, such as in what has been considered leisure and residential neighborhoods. Colon also functions as a transit point for public utility jeepneys (PUJ) addressing arterial routes within the city.
To the northeast of this city is the town of Consolacion; into the west is Toledo City and the Island of Asturias and Balamban; to the south is the town of Minglanilla and Talisay City and Mandaue City.
Across Mactan Strait to the east is Mactan Island where Lapu-Lapu is located. It is also where the best Cebu City hotels are established.
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