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City LAPU-LAPU
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Island Grouping Visayas
Region Region VII
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The City of Lapu-Lapu is a 1st class highly-urbanized city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. The city occupies most of Mactan Island, just one kilometer southeast from the island of Cebu, and also covers the whole of Olango Island five kilometers further to the southeast plus a few other islets. Lapu-Lapu City is part of the larger Cebu Metropolitan Area or Metro Cebu centered on Cebu City. It consists of 30 barangays.

Land Area

64.22 km²

Population

According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 217,019 people in 44,439 households.

Location

Lapu Lapu City is located in the 6th District of Province of Cebu in Central Visayas or Region VII. Lapu-Lapu City is linked to Mandaue City on mainland Cebu by two bridges: Mactan-Mandaue Bridge and Marcelo Fernan Bridge. From Mandaue, the provincial capital of Cebu City is only five minutes away.

Origin

The area of the present city was called Mactan before the arrival of the Spanish colonizers. Augustinians then founded the town of Opon in 1730 and the town retained its name until 1961 when it was made into a city and renamed after Lapu-Lapu, the first Filipino hero who, in 1521, defeated Ferdinand Magellan.

Economy

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport is located in Lapu-Lapu City and is the country's second-busiest airport.

The city's revenues are derived from varied sources, notably from real estate development projects. The city has become known for its 2 special economic zones; namely, the Mactan Export Processing Zone and the Cebu Light Industrial Park. The city is also known for its recreational and leisure facilities as special areas of interest for the high income group, including 1) Vano Beach, 2) Plantation Bay Resort & Spa, 3) Maribago Blue Waters, 4) Waterfront Airport Hotel, 5) Shangri-La's Mactan Island Resort, 6) Cebu Hilton Resort and Towers, 7) Marina Mall, 8) Mactan Coral Golf Club, 9) Cebu Yacht Club, and 10) Scuba Diving off the Mactan Coast.

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Date  Title  Action
Article 
03 Oct 2010  BUSINESS DIRECTORY: Furniture & Furniture Components  View
29 Sep 2010  List of State Universities & Colleges in the Region  View
26 Sep 2010  DIRECTORY: Suppliers of Wearables  View
21 Sep 2010  DIRECTORY: Buyers and Sellers of Accessories (Visayas)  View
31 Aug 2010  DA Chief Aims to Make Visayas Self-sufficient in Corn  View
25 Aug 2010  City Administrator Attends the first Strategic Sanitation Planning Course  View
24 Aug 2010  Areas of Special Interest  View
24 Aug 2010  Political administration  View
31 Mar 2008  LAPU-LAPU THE HERO  View
22 Mar 2008  HISTORY OF LAPU-LAPU CITY  View
22 Mar 2008  Lapu-Lapu City Hotels ? Low Prices at Orbitz.com  View
01 Nov 2007  DOT Accredited Hotels in Cebu  View
13 Oct 2007  One Stop Export Domentation Center  View
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24 Aug 2010  Important Event  View
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16 Sep 2010  Hotels, resorts in Mactan turn to locals  View
24 Aug 2010  Security cameras installed at Mandaue-Lapu bridges   View
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