|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|Area|| 64.22 km²|
|Total (2000)|| 217,019|
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.
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.
Lapu-Lapu City is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.
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
- Official City Government website
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
- Independent Guide to Cebu's Accommodation
- Travel Portal Dedicated To Cebu
- Sutukil: Fresh seafood dining in Lapu-Lapu city, Mactan Island
- Jobs in Lapu-Lapu City