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Central Visayas (Filipino: Gitnang Kabisayaan) is a region o the Philippines, designatit as Region VII. It is locatit in the central pairt o the Visayas island group, an consists o fower provincesBohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, an Siquijor— an the heichlie urbanisit ceeties o Cebu Ceety, Lapu-Lapu Ceety, an Mandaue Ceety. The region is dominatit bi the native speakers o Cebuano. Cebu Ceety is its regional centre.

Region VII
Central Visayas
Location in the Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°00′N 123°30′E / 10°N 123.5°E / 10; 123.5Coordinates: 10°00′N 123°30′E / 10°N 123.5°E / 10; 123.5
Kintra Philippines
Island group Visayas
Regional centre Cebu Ceety
 • Total 15,875 km2 (6,129 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Tot 6,800,180
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ISO 3166 code PH-07
Provinces 4
Ceeties 16
Municipalities 116
Barangays 3,003
Cong. destricts 15
Leids Cebuano (Boholano dialect), Porohanon, Tagalog, English, Spainyie

The laund aurie o the region is 15,875 km². As o the 2010 census, it haes a population o 6,800,180 fowk, makin it the 5t maist populous o the kintra's 17 regions.[1]


Regions first came tae existence in on 24 September 1972, when the provinces o the Philippines wur organisit intae 11 regions bi Presidential Decree No. 1 as pairt o the Integratit Reorganization Plan o Preses Ferdinand Marcos.

Syne inception, the Central Visayas Region haes remained unchyngit in its boondaries.

Poleetical diveesionsEedit

The Central Visayas region is componit o 4 provinces an 3 independent ceeties:

Poleetical cairt o Central Visayas
Province/Ceety Caipital Population
(Mey 2010)[1]
Pop. density
(per km²)
Bohol Tagbilaran Ceety 1,255,128 4,117.3 304.8
Cebu Cebu Ceety 2,619,362 4,800.11 545.7
Negros Oriental Dumaguete Ceety 1,286,666 5,402.3 238.2
Siquijor Siquijor 91,066 343.5 265.1
Cebu Ceety¹ 866,171 280.2 3,091.3
Lapu-Lapu Ceety¹ 350,467 64.22 5,457.3
Mandaue Ceety¹ 331,320 34.87 9,501.6

Awtho Cebu Cieety, Mandaue Ceety an Lapu-Lapu Ceety are aften groupit unner the province o Cebu for statistical purposes bi the Naitional Statistics Office, as heichlie urbanisit ceeties, thay are admeenistratively independent frae the province.

Component ceetiesEedit


1990 4,594,124—    
2000 5,706,953+24.2%
2010 6,800,180+19.2%
Source: National Statistics Office[1]

As o the 2010 census, Central Visayas haed a population o 6,800,180 fowk, makkin it the 5t maist populous o the kintra's 17 regions. At the 2007 census, the population wis 6,398,628 wi a population densitie o 403.1 fowk per square kilometre (6,129.4/mi²). The 2007 census showed an average annual population growthe rate o 1.59% frae 2000 tae 2007, significantly less nor the naitional average o 2.04%.[2]

Cebuano is the dominant leid o the region. Boholano is a dialectal variant o Cebuano spoken in Bohol. In the Camotes Islands, which is pairt o Cebu, Cebuano leid is spoken in the touns o Tudela, Pilar an San Francisco. Except the toun o Poro, in which, Porohanon is spoken (a variation or mixtur o Cebuano, Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) an Masbateño leid, wi 87% Cebuano vocabular). Tagalog, Inglis an Spainyie are spoken in this region an aw.


Cebu Ceety is the main media hub for baith the region an the island o Visayas. It is the hame tae mony media outlets for baith the million-nighttime an the 4-million daytime population o the ceety. Lairge media netwirks such as ABS-CBN Corporation, GMA Network, Inc., TV5, People's Television Network, an ETC 9 maintain thair respective local stations an branches for viewership, commercial an news coverage purposes. Maist o these stations broadcast local news an public affairs as well as entertainment an dramas tae cater the local viewers.

Cable televeesion operators are puttin up cable TV stations in an effort tae spread the TV signals aw ower the region. Thay affer free warldwide array o televeesion stations an aw for various channels for news, sports, drama, cartoons, an advertisements.

Aside frae the 24 naitional daily newspapers available, Cebu Ceety haes 20 local newspapers an aw. Amang the widely-read are the Sun Star Cebu. The kintra's main Islamic news jurnal, The Voice o Islam, wis foondit in 1961 an publisht in this ceety.

Televeesion netwirks

ABS-CBN Cebu TV Shows

GMA Cebu TV Shows

TV5 Cebu TV Shows

ETC Cebu TV Shows

  • Solar News Cebuano

CCTN Cebu TV Shows

  • CCTN News
  • CCTN Newsbreak
  • Balita sa Alas Dose

IBC Cebu TV Shows

  • News Team 13 Cebu

PTV Cebu TV Shows

  • Balita sa Subgo (simulcast ower Subgo TV)


Bi seaEedit

Fastcraft terminal for ferryin passengers frae Cebu tae Negros.

The Port o Cebu is the region's main gatewey. Thare are aports in Dumaguete Ceety in Negros Oriental, Tagbilaran in Bohol an Larena in Siquijor an aw. Inter-island shippin is servit bi numerous shippin lines, twa o thaim fastcraft companies which serve aw the provinces in the region.

By airEedit

The Mactan-Cebu Internaitional Airport, locatit in Lapu-Lapu Ceety, is the kintra's seicont busiest airport (efter Ninoy Aquino Internaitional Airport in Metro Manila) an the anerly airport in the Visayas servin internaitional flichts (aside frae Kalibo Internaitional Airport). It is a airline hub o Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, an Air Philippines, wi flichts tae key ceeties throuoot the kintra. It serves internaitional flichts tae ither Asie destinations an aw.[3]

Ither airports in the region are Sibulan Airport, servin Dumaguete Ceety an Negros Oriental wi flichts tae Manila an Cebu. Tagbilaran Airport, serves Tagbilaran Ceety an Bohol wi flichts tae Manila, Cebu Ceety, Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin, an Davao Ceety.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities" (PDF). 2010 Census and Housing Population. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  2. [1][deid airtin]
  3. "Mactan Cebu International Airport – Cebu Pacific – Philippines". Retrieved 2013-04-22. 

Freemit airtinsEedit