Cebu was a fishing village and busy trading port in 1521. The center of the city has become modern and is well developed. Cebu has nine cities: Cebu, Bogo, Carcar, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Naga, Talisay, and Toledo. There are also 48 smaller towns. Cebu has recently become the favorite tourist spot of the country.
|Population||around 3 million|
|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 that 100 °F in the summer. The rainy season begins in July, bringing heavy rains.|
|Time||8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time|
|Currency||pesos, divided into 100 centavos.|
|Transportation||Jeepney, bus, tricycles (motorcycles with sidecars), taxicabs|