Cebu City is located on the central eastern part
of Cebu Province, an island at the center of the Visayas in Southern Philippines. As defined by the Bureau of Land Location
Monument (BLLM) No. 1, Cebu Cadastral Survey, it is 10 degrees 17 minutes North Latitude and 123 degrees 54 minutes East Longitude.
It is bound by Mandaue City in the North and the City of Talisay in the South. On the East is Mactan Channel and on its West
are the Municipality of Balamban and the City of Toledo.
Land Area :
Cebu City Area: 29,124.78 has.
Urban Area: 5,598.53 has.
Rural Area: 23,526.25 has.
Area: 12,341.15 has.
Urban Area: 2,965.45 has.
Rural Area: 9,375.70 has.
Area: 16,783.63 has.
Urban Area: 2,633.08 has.
Rural Area: 14,150.55 has.
Number of City Barangay: 80
South District: 34
Classified Urban Barangay: 50
Classified Rural Barangay: 30
The topography of Cebu City is rugged and mountainous with
elevation reaching up to 900 meters above the mean sea level. Flat lands are found only along the shorelines occupying about
23 square kilometers (8% of its total land area), containing 40 barangays and about 2/3 of its population.
It is made up of structurally complex sedimentary and volcanic rocks that have undergone
various degrees of metamorphism.
The three types of Soil in Cebu City;
a. Mandaue Silt, characterizing most of the
coastal plains from Mandaue City to Minglanilla.
b. Faraon Clay, found in the middle part of the city .
Clay, found in the upland areas and the watersheds of Mananga and Kotkot-Lusaran.
WEATHER AND CLIMATE
Weather and climate are determined by temperature, moisture and movement of air. The principal climates zones
defined in terms of temperature averages, which occurs the broad areas of the earth. These are tropical, polar, and temperature
climate zones. The Philippines is within Tropical Climate Zone.
Annual Temperature: 26.50 'C
Mean Highest Monthly Temperature: 34.80 'C
Mean Lowest Monthly Temperature: 20.60 'C
Coldest Month: January
Warmest Month: May
Relative Humidity: 75%
RAINFALL (Source: PAG-ASA)
Average Annual Rainfall:
1,636.70 mm in the old Lahug Airport, and 1,609.70 in the Cebu Customs House area. Rainfall decreases from February to April
and gradually increases from May to July.
WIND VELOCITY AND DIRECTION
Wind Velocity: 10 km/hr for varying directions
Northeast Wind (amihan): November to May
Southwest Monsoon (hagabat):
June to September
Typhoon usually comes: October to December
Strongest Typhoon Occurred: 1991 Typhoon Ruping
(remained only in the upland or hilly land areas)
LAND CLASSIFICATION AND PROTECTION
a. 28% of Cebu City are within 18% slope or less
b. 64% of the city's land classified as alienable and disposable
c. the rest are classified as forest and timberland
d. 76.3% of its land covered under the National Integrated Protected
Areas System (NIPAS)
e. 23% of the 80 barangays are totally or partially located in the watershed areas