Lapu-Lapu City

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City of Lapu-Lapu
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Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
Mayor Arturo Radaza
Barangays 30
Physical characteristics
Area 64.22 km²
Total (2000) 217,019
Density 3,379/km²

Lapu-Lapu City is a 1st class 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.

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

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.

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.

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


Barangays (Barrios)

Lapu-Lapu City is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.

  • Agus
  • Babag
  • Bankal
  • Baring
  • Basak
  • Buaya
  • Calawisan
  • Canjulao
  • Caw-oy
  • Cawhagan
  • Caubian
  • Gun-ob
  • Ibo
  • Looc
  • Mactan
  • Maribago
  • Marigondon
  • Pajac
  • Pajo
  • Pangan-an
  • Poblacion
  • Punta Engaño
  • Pusok
  • Sabang
  • Santa Rosa
  • Subabasbas
  • Talima
  • Tingo
  • Tungasan
  • San Vicente

Areas of Interest

  • Mactan Export Processing Zone (I & II)
  • Cebu Light Industrial Park
  • Marcelo Fernan Bridge Park
  • Vaño Beach
  • Plantation Bay Resort & Spa
  • Maribago Blue Waters
  • Waterfront Airport Hotel
  • Shangri-La's Mactan Island Resort and Spa
  • Cebu Hilton Resort and Towers
  • Punta Engaño (Lapu-Lapu and Magellan Shrines)
  • SDR Serviced Apartments
  • Marina Mall
  • Mactan Coral Golf Club
  • Cebu Yacht Club (on Mactan Island)
  • Mactan Shrine
  • Scuba Diving off the Mactan Coast
  • Our Lady of the Rule Parish National Shrine


Cebu Hilton Resort and Towers, Lapu-lapu City, Metro Cebu
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Shangri-La's Mactan Island Resort and Spa, Lapu-lapu City, Metro Cebu
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See also

External links

Coordinates: 10°19′N, 123°57′E

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