located a few kilometres from Cebu Island in the
Philippines. The island is part of Cebu Province and it is divided into
Lapu-Lapu City and the municipality of Cordova. The island is separated from
Cebu by the Mactan Channel which is crossed by two bridges: the Marcelo Fernan
Bridge and the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge. The island covers some 65 km
(25 sq mi) and is home to some 430,000 people, making it the nation's
most densely populated island. Along with Olango Island Group, the isles are
administered as two cities covering 75.25 km (29.05 sq mi).