Cebu Province facts for kids

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Cebu is the oldest city in the Philippines. It is often called the "Queen City of the South." Cebu is a 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. 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 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

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