|Highly urbanized city|
|Motto: Mandaue ng Bililhon|
Map of Cebu with Mandaue highlighted
|District||6th District of Cebu|
|- City||30 August 1969|
|Barangay||27 (see § Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Panlungsod|
|• Mayor||Jonas Cortes (LP)|
|• Vice Mayor||Glen Bercede (LP)|
|• City Council|
|• Total||25.18 km2 (9.72 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||100 m (300 ft)|
|• Density||13,000/km2 (34,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD :||+63 (0)32|
|Ecclesiastical Province||Archdiocese of Cebu|
|Patron Saint||Saint Joseph|
|Diocesan Head||Adelito Abella|
Mandaue, officially the City of Mandaue (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Mandaue, Filipino: Lungsod ng Mandaue) and often referred to as Mandaue City, is a city in the province of Cebu in the Philippines. It is one of three highly urbanized cities on the island and forms a part of the Cebu Metropolitan area. Mandaue City is located on the central-eastern coastal region of Cebu, bordering its right-side are Mactan Island where Lapu-Lapu City is located. Mandaue is connected to Mactan Island via two bridges: the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge and Marcelo Fernan Bridge, and is bounded south and the west by the provincial capital, Cebu City, and north by Consolacion, to which it is linked by the Cansaga Bay Bridge. The city has an area of 2,518 hectares (6,220 acres). According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 331,320.
Mandaue City is part of the Sixth District of Cebu joined with the municipalities of Consolacion and Cordova. Although qualified for a lone district since 1991, this was neglected by lawmakers. Mandaue is a highly urbanized city but is administered with the supervision of the provincial government.
A community was established in Mandaue by a flourishing group of Austronesian people. The Venetian chronicler Antonio Pigafetta wrote of a settlement called Mandani which existed in the area with a chieftain named Apo Noan then a few decades later another ruler named Lam Busan. Mandaue natives were forced into a town as decreed by the Spanish authorities. This may have started off as a mission village (which included present day Consolacion, Liloan and Poro) serving as a bulwark for the church in the northern Cebu and was managed by the Jesuit in 1638 then a century later by the Recollects. The Philippine revolution in 1898 gave the town a new form of administration in accordance with the organic decree of the Central Revolutionary Government. The short-lived revolution was overthrown by the American Troops and a battle nearly destroyed the town in 1901, killing Presidente Benito Ceniza.
Mandaue became independent from being an American Commonwealth and a Japanese Garrison on July 4, 1946 along with the entire nation. Mandaue became a chartered city on June 21, 1969 by Mayor Demetrio Cortes Sr. The city was recognized as a HUC (Highly Urbanised City) in 1991.
The city has a total land area of 3,487 hectares (34.87 km2; 13.46 sq mi). According to the 2010 census, the population density is 13,000/km2 (34,000/sq mi).
The city is the 6th smallest government unit in terms of land area; among the Metro Cebu local government units the city is the second smallest next to the municipality of Cordova in the island of Mactan. The city's land area is only 4.5% of the total land area of Metro Cebu and less than 1% of the total land area of the Province of Cebu.
The ongoing North Reclamation Project, now known as the North Special Administrative Zone, currently has about 180 hectares (440 acres) reclaimed land. Of the 180 hectares, about 36 hectares (89 acres) belong to the city. The existing mangrove area will be retained as a Marine habitat, part of the area's parks and open spaces.
It is one of the two (the other one being the municipality of Consolacion) local government units located within the mainland Metro Cebu where the elevation of land is less than 100 metres (330 ft).
Many of the areas of the city are extremely flat. About 77.37% is within the 0-8% slope category. Barangays belonging to this region are Centro, Looc, South Special Administrative Zone, Cambaro, Opao, Umapad, Paknaan, Alang-alang, Tipolo, Ibabao, Guizo, Subangdaku, Mantuyong, Maguikay and Tabok. The greater portion of the city, comprising about 70%, is dominated by the Mandaue Clay Loam soil series. This is found in the 0-2% and 2-5% slope ranges. Faraon clay loam characterizes the rest of the land with slope range from 5-8% and up to 25-40%.
|Population census of Mandaue|
Oldest accounts of Mandaue's population written in Bosetta and Bravo's Diccionario between 1637 to 1638 was 11,034. During the first year of its township in 1899, Mandaue had 42 barrios with a population of 21,086. When Mandaue was a second class municipality in 1964 its population was 33,811. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 331,320, which is an increase of 71592 from the 2000 census, or an average annual growth rate over 10 years of 2.46%. Mandaue has a significantly large population at or below the poverty line.
Mandaue City's road network is composed of a national highway which connects the city to its neighboring cities and municipalities, and a national secondary road which traverses the city's metropolitan area. The total length of the city road network (paved and unpaved) and the four bridges, is about 133.68 kilometres (83.06 mi), broken down into:
• National road - 13.16 kilometres (8.18 mi)
• City road - 57.10 kilometres (35.48 mi)
• Barangay road - 63.42 kilometres (39.41 mi)
Road density is 5.31 km per square kilometre of land. In terms of population, road density is 0.04 km per one thousand inhabitants.
Land transportation is being served by PUJ, utility vehicles, mini-buses, multi-cabs, tricycles, trisikads and for cargoes, trailers and vans. Sea transport of Mandaue is highly dependent on Port of Cebu and Cebu International Port, because of the city's proximity to these facilities. Likewise, air transport is through the Mactan International Airport which has direct international flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, China, Palau, Malaysia, Taiwan, Qatar, South Korea as well as key Philippine cities, via the two Mandaue-Mactan bridges.
Schools in Mandaue City follow a system of 6 years for primary education and 6 years for secondary education.
Many major products are produced in Mandaue.
Tourism and culture
Mandaue's point of interests, destinations, and attractions include:
- Natural areas
- Monkey Caves
- Cansaga Bay
- Butuanon River
- Casili Hills
- Jagobiao Spring
- Cabancalan-Banilad Sinkholes
- Mahiga River
- Historical locations
- 856 G Gallery
- Luis Cabrera Ancestral House and Museum
- Mandaue City Public Library
- Quijano Museum
- City Plaza
- Bridge Park
- Garden Centre
- Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex
- Mandaue Tennis Complex
- Portside Badminton Plaza
- Quick Points Badminton Club
- Aboitiz Sports Field
- San Roque Football Club
- Sacred Heart- Ateneo de Cebu Sports Complex
- Cebu Golf Academy
- AA Barbecue Restaurant & Golf Driving Range
Mandaue Fiesta:Celebrated on May 8 in honor of the patron St. Joseph. There are a lot of events that occur in this feast like the inter-barangay sports competition, Queen Prince and Princess coronation, rodeos, street festival, bailes, fairs and many more.
Panagtagbo: Translacion (Gathering of the Holy Family), coincidentally the patrons of Cebu are Santo Niño and Birhen sa Guadelupe, Saint Joseph in Mandaue City. This is celebrated every January when the three statues meet in the national shrine of Saint Joseph often called the Translacion where a fluvial procession follows. There are singing and dancing competitions and street dancing that happen during the Bibingkahan in honor of the Sto. Niño.
Mandaue Gay Pageant: The front runner in trans' pageantry in the country, started in 1972 it took the name of Ms. Gay International patterned after the Ms Universe pageant.
Comparsa sa Mandaue : A theater dance competition that showcases Mandaue's rich cultural heritage was only celebrated in 2010 on the month of August.
Mantawi Festival : an event where tribal dances are accompanied by different beats and is played by a brass instead of the usual drum and trumpet Mantawi Festival is every May 7. this is now defunct.
Miss Mandaue: A beauty pageant, that searches for a young woman who will serve as an ambassadress of goodwill and represent the people of Mandaue City in various functions and gatherings in the community; the male counter part is Mr Mandaue which happens only on occasion. 
Kabayo Festival: The Kabayo (Horse) festival also known as Governor's Cup is a horse racing and different equestrianistic sports with the western way of riding event held annually in the second week of February.
Pasigarbo sa Sugbo: It is an event that is held annually in Mandaue City, Cebu International Convention Center every August 13 which shows Cebu's culture and different festivals, it is a fiesta of colorful costumes and elaborate props as dancers from 42 towns and cities from all over Cebu compete which ends with a fireworks display.
Sinulog sa Mandaue: Now defunct, Similar to the Sinulog of Cebu City but still celebrates the hubo of the Sto Nino under the Mandaue Sinulog Foundation.
Passion: A revival of the Passion and Death of Christ it was active in the 1973-1975. Most of the spectators wore costumes to make it look realistic.
Mandaue has many restaurants which cater to gourmets and international cuisines like Italian, Japanese, Indian, Mediterranean, Lebanese, Arabic, Russian, Korean, Mexican, and Western cuisines. A variety of restaurants also serves meals of local cuisine.
Many famous Cebuano meals like the lechon or inasal, eaten with achara or pickled vegetables. The sugba or barbecue of either isda (fish), baboy (pork), manok (chicken) or baka (beef) is found all over Mandaue eaten with the puso a diamond-shaped hangged rice covered in coco leaves. Kinilaw is raw meat usually pork or fish drenched in vinegar and salt. The buwad or dried seafood either fish or squid can be pungent with a crunchy and chewy texture. There are some exotic meals you can find like the dinugoan or pig's blood which is eaten like a soup. Barbecued chicken feet are liked by many locals. Original cuisine in Mandaue includes the bibingka which is steamed rice cakes mixed with coconut and sometimes egg. Binangos paired with rice is made of ground up corn with Bolinao fish. This dish is found only in Mandaue; other delicacies includes the tagaktak, the seasonal buriring fish (stewed with iba) and the famous masareal
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|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Mandaue.|
- The Official Website of the City of Mandaue
- The Official Website of the Philippine Department of Education
- The Official Website of the Taga Mandaue
|Cebu City||Camotes Sea|
|Mactan Channel||Mactan Channel | Lapu‑Lapu|