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Cebu City Between Cordillera Central and Mactan Island, Philippines

10.3N 123.8E

June 6th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Philippines - June 2nd, 2010

Philippines - June 2nd, 2010

This orthorectified image shows Cebu Island, south-central Philippines. Located on Cebu Island’s eastern coast is Cebu City, protected by offshore Mactan Island and by the inland Cordillera Central.

It is one of the nation’s largest cities and a bustling port. Its harbour is provided by the sheltered strait between Mactan Island and the coast.

The nation’s oldest settlement, it is also one of its most historic and retains much of the flavour of its long Spanish heritage.

Cebu Metropolitan Area by the Coast, Philippines

10.3N 123.8E

May 20th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Philippines - April 28th, 2010

Philippines - April 28th, 2010

The white areas near the coast in this orthorectified image show the location of Metro Cebu, the main urban center of the province of Cebu in the Philippines. Metro Cebu is a metropolitan area that is located in Cebu City, the capital of Cebu and the regional center of Central Visayas with twelve surrounding cities and municipalities.

Metro Cebu is located along the central eastern portion of the island including the nearby island of Mactan. It accounts for 20 percent of the land area and 60 percent of the population (2007 census) of the entire province of Cebu.