Cebu, located in the Central Visayas region in central Philippines, is one of the most developed provinces in the country. It consists of the main island and 167 surrounding islands and islets. Cebu has 44 towns, 6 component cities and 3 independent cities
First established by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan sailing under the Spanish flag as a strategic port and trading center in the 16th century, Cebu is today the commercial, economic, cultural, religious, and tourism center of the central and southern region of the country.
As home to the Port of Cebu and Mactan Cebu International Airport, it is the gateway to the central and southern Philippines for travel and shipping.
As a leading tourist destination in Southeast Asia and a premier province of the Philippines, Cebu boasts beautiful natural sceneries from the top of mountains to the bottom of the seas and is filled with different eco-adventures and serviced by an advanced hotel and resort industry.
Cebu signed a sister city relationship with Busan Metropolitan City on December 16, 2011, with Mayor Hur Nam-sik visiting Cebu for the occasion.