Central Visayas


Central Visayas

Infobox Philippine region
name = Region VII
CENTRAL VISAYAS
map_file = Ph_locator_region_7.png center = Cebu City
population = 5,706,953
density_km2 = 381
area_km2 = 14,852
provinces = 4
cities = 15
municipalities = 120
barangays = 3,003
districts = 15
languages = Cebuano, Boholano, Porohanon

Central Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VII. It is part of the Visayas. It consists of four provinces, namely, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor. The region demarcates the territory occupied by the native speakers of Cebuano. The regional capital is Cebu City.

The total land area of the region is 14852 km².

Provinces

The Central Visayas region is composed of 4 provinces:¹ Cebu City, Mandaue City, and more recently Lapu-Lapu City are highly urbanized cities; figures are excluded from Cebu Province.

Component cities

Bohol

*Tagbilaran City, Bohol

Cebu

*Bogo City, Cebu
*Carcar City, Cebu
*Danao City, Cebu
*Lapu-lapu City, Cebu
*Mandaue City, Cebu
*Naga City, Cebu
*Talisay City, Cebu
*Toledo City, Cebu

Negros Oriental

*Bayawan City, Negros Oriental
*Canlaon City, Negros Oriental
*Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
*Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental
*Tanjay City, Negros Oriental

Languages

Cebuano is the dominant language of the region. In Bohol, Cebuano is referred to as Boholano. In the Camotes Islands, which is part of Cebu, Cebuano language is spoken in the towns of Tudela, Pilar and San Francisco. Except the town of Poro, in which, Porohanon is spoken (a variation or mixture of Cebuano, Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) and Masbateño language).

Transportation

By sea

The Port of Cebu is the region's main gateway. There are also ports in Dumaguete in Negros Oriental, Tagbilaran in Bohol and Larena in Siquijor. Inter-island shipping is served by numerous shipping lines, two of them fastcraft companies which serve all the provinces in the region.

By air

The main airport is the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, which is in Metro Cebu. There are also airports in Dumaguete (in Sibulan town), and in Tagbilaran. Tagbilaran airport is serviced by Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines which flies only to Manila. Dumaguete is served by Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific, both of them flying only to Manila.

External links

* [http://www.nscb.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/default.asp Philippine Standard Geographic Code]


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