Tudela, Cebu

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Map of Cebu with Tudela highlighted
Map of Cebu with Tudela highlighted
Tudela is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°38′17″N 124°28′26″E / 10.638°N 124.474°E / 10.638; 124.474Coordinates: 10°38′17″N 124°28′26″E / 10.638°N 124.474°E / 10.638; 124.474
Country  Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Cebu
Congr. district 5th district of Cebu
Barangays 11
 • Mayor Erwin Polancos Yu
 • Total 33.02 km2 (12.75 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 9,859
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6051
Dialing code 32

Tudela is a fifth class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 9,859 people, making it the least populous municipality in the province.[3]

Tudela is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east from the town center of Poro. Along with the town of Poro, Tudela is located on Poro Island. Roman Catholics are dominant in the town and annually celebrate the fiesta of parish patron Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception on December 8.

The town center is divided into two barangays: Northern and Southern Poblacion. The nearly symmetrical arrangement of the streets allows pedestrians to navigate easily while viewing old houses (ca. 1900s) standing side-by-side with new ones.


Tudela is politically subdivided into 11 barangays:[2]

  • Buena Vista
  • Calmante
  • Old Secante
  • General
  • McArthur
  • Northern Poblacion
  • Puerto Bello
  • Santander
  • New Secante
  • Southern Poblacion
  • Villa Hermosa


Population census of Tudela
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 9,537 —    
1995 9,358 −0.35%
2000 10,401 +2.29%
2007 11,266 +1.11%
2010 9,859 −4.74%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Local dialect (Cebuano) is entirely spoken all over the town which is exactly similar with the mainland's vernacular dialect.


Tudela may be reached by boat through Poro port. A large pump boat typically takes 3½ hours from Danao City pier. A fastcraft (called Golden Bridge) takes 1½ hour from Pier 1, Cebu City. The slowest option is a ship that takes 5 hours from Pier 1, Cebu City. Motorcycles and an occasional jeepney or two are available for ground transportation. A fare of 50 pesos (PHP) per person (motorcycle or jeepney) is enough for the ride from Poro to Tudela (fare rate as of June 2008).


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Cebu". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

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