Toledo is situated in the western part of Cebu Province, Region VII, Philippines. The Copper mine capital in Asia.    

Toledo City Is One Of The Progressive Cities In The Province Of Cebu, Visayan Region, The Philippines. It Became A Chartered City Through A Republic Act In 1960.


Geographical Location




Land Forms, Topography and Geology

The terrain of Toledo City is characterized by narrow coastal plains that give way abruptly to a few rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges and slopes. Roughly twenty square kilometers (2,000 hectares) along the coastline has an elevation of less than forty meters above sea level.

The Poblacion is located in the middle of this strip, which stretches some fifteen kilometers along the coastline and one to three kilometers inland. There are fairly level and rolling plateaus and valleys comprising some fifty square kilometers spread throughout the interior. The highest mountain peak is 700 meters above sea level and is located to the northeast of Poblacion. 

Toledo's mountain crusts are of volcanic origin formed millions of years ago during the glacial age.


Native Raw Materials


Toledo City produces various kinds of products including mineral raw materials and plant products which fundamentally support local livelihood and sustain the income of the City and its barangays. These products include: Copper, gold, silver, red burning clay, marble, cement raw materials, bentonite, limestone, marbleized   limestone, coconuts and buri, pandan leaves, nito stalks, rice stalks, buri palms, seedlings, etc.


Land Area

The total land area of the city as of 1998 is 21,627.7570, although it was reported in the Provincial Physical Framework Plan (PPFP) of 1994, as 219.75 sq. km. Table 2.1 shows the city barangays with their respective areas in hectares.


Infrastructures and Utilities

The entire network of Toledo City has a total length of 99.08 kms. of national road and 62.54 kms. of city road/street.

  • The city has six operational ports one government port operated by the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) and 5 private ports.
  •  Toledo has two airstrips located at the Barangay Don Andres Soriano and Sangi. Both are owned and maintained by the Atlas Mines.
  •  Transportation facilities are tricycles, jeepneys and buses.


Getting To Toledo City


Various public transports are available almost 24/7 


V-Hire- This is a Van-type vehicle that can take you to Toledo City much quicker than the other public vehicles. The drivers are fast, but you need to wait until the vehicle is full before it depart.  The Vhire terminal is at Camagayan beside USC main campus Regular fare rate for Vhire is 100php.

Bus- You can choose from any bus line that travels to Toledo City at  the Cebu South Bus Terminal.  Bus fare rate is 70php,  travel time would take from 1 and a half to 2 hours but could take a bit longer due to traffic congestion.

Taxi- Is also an option but you might need to use your negotiation skills as it can be pricey but could be the most comfortable and quickest means to get there.

Now, if you find this article interesting, and might be worth your time and resources, you can start drawing up your plan and schedule a trip to Toledo. 


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