Cebu City (also known as Cebu) is the oldest city in the Philippines, located 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||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 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|