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Cebu is in the heart of the Philippines. Known to be the Queen City of the South, Cebu has is the oldest and second most important city in the country. Cebu is one of the top priority of tourist because of its world-class beach resorts and diving spots. Cebu's tourist destinations and attraction are found in both north and south of Metro Cebu. Cebu has it's own international and shipping port. Cebu has export processing zones that are helps boost up the economy of the country.

The province is composed of five cities; Cebu City, Mandaue, Lapu-lapu, Toledo and Danao and there are 48 municipalities. Cebu City, the provincial capital, is located on the island's east coast.

Cebu is the shipping crossroads and it is a good jumping off point for island hopping to the tropical islets of Central Visayas. Cebu is the home of the world-class beach resorts and beautiful tropical diving sites in the country. Mactan Island which is adjacent to Cebu has become the tourist package destination especially for Japanese, Taiwanese and Koreans.

Cebu is also the home of the Sinulog Festival which is famous because of its colorful costumes and street dancing. The Sinulog Festival is held every third Sunday of January. Various groups in which are called tribes are wearing beautiful, exotic and colorful costumes to celebrate the religious festival with the image infant Jesus. These tribes are singing and dancing in the streets from morning to evening.

Cebu is also known as the country's oldest Spanish settlement and colonial City dating from 15th century. Cebu has several historic landmarks.

There are many colonial houses in the south especially in Carcar the restored Bahay na Tisa and the Moorish-style Church of St. Catherine. Many exotic and beautiful beaches can be found in Argao and Dalaguete. 18th Century church which attracts tourist can also be found in Argao.

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