The City of Mandaue is located at the center of the eastern coast of the island of Cebu—which is in Central Visayas, itself the geographical middle of the Philippines. The city is the gateway to and from the northern area of the island, as well as to Mactan Island.
It is a Highly Urbanized City (HUC), with an area of about 34.87 square kilometers, and covers a total of 27 barangays or neighborhoods, with a population of 362,654 (according to the 2015 Census).
Mandaue City is blessed with a strategic location on the island of Cebu, as it is between the airport and the seaport. This has played an integral role in how Mandaue became an active center for export products, and its classification as a first-class city.
It is an economical gem, for being home to about 10,000 industries—among them are food and furniture manufacturing, bottling, and logistics. The business-friendly local government and skilled workers make the city attractive to both local and foreign investors. Thus, it is the Industrial Hub of Metro Cebu and the Furniture Capital of the Philippines.
More than just business, Mandaue City has much to offer in terms of entertainment and tourism. Aside from the hustle and bustle of being an urban city, it is also a destination for recreation and relaxation. There are several natural areas, historical locations, museums, parks, sports centers, business centers and malls for anyone to explore around.
One can only expect a rich taste in culture through a wide array of cuisine choices offered by the gourmet, international and homegrown restaurants in Mandaue City. Cebuano specialties include the lechon (roasted suckling pig); sugba (barbecue) of baboy (pork), isda (fish), manok (chicken), or baka (beef); served of course with the diamond-shaped coconut leaf-covered hanging rice piece called the puso; and many more local dishes served around the city.
Truly, the City of Mandaue holds lasting significance in the community as a whole, among the different industries it supports. Current developments we see today in Mandaue are only results of the determination and hard work of the local government and the trained workforce, facilitating value-adding progress for the city.