San Fernando Cebu History, Tourist Spots, Festival

San Fernando is a 2nd class coastal municipality of Cebu Province in Central Visayas Region or Region 7, Philippines.

San Fernando Shines
San Fernando Shines (Credit: San Fernando LGU Facebook Page)

Profile of San Fernando Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Central part of Cebu Province (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Pinamungahan (north), Naga City (east), Carcar City (west), Aloguinsan (northwest)
Area –> 69.39 km2 (26.79 sq mi)
Population –> 66,280 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with rolling hills and coastal plains
Industries –> Manufacturing, Trading, Agriculture, Tourism
Major Products –> Cement, Feeds, Steel, Corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Cebuano, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 21
Revenue (2016) –> 156,384,328.48
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Eduardo Gullas Sr.
Mayor –> Lakambini Reluya
Vice Mayor –> Ricci Regen G. Reluya

San Fernando (Cebu) Municipal Hall

History of San Fernando

San Fernando used to be a territory of Naga. The Royal Decree of 1858 created a new parish which was named after San Isidro. Fr. Fernando Sanchez, then the parish priest, decided that the name of the new town would be San Fernando.

Economy of San Fernando

As part of Metropolitan Cebu, the town of San Fernando benefits from the overflow of urbanization. Several subdivisions and commercial as well as financial establishments are now present in San Fernando.

Taiheiyo Cement plant and Mabuhay Filcement have been operating in the the town for many years. Universal Robina and Overseas Feeds have large feed factories in the town. Meanwhile, Cebu Steel produces steel bars.

Tourist Spots in San Fernando

Aroma Beach
San Isidro Labrador Parish Church

Rizal Monument

MYRM Recreational Park

Festival in San Fernando

Sikoy-Sikoy Festival

Map of San Fernando Municipality in Cebu Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Lakambini Reluya, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia

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