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Cordova is a in the province of, Philippines. Most of Cordova lies on separate islands off the southern coast of Mactan Island. It is connected to the main island of Mactan by two bridges with a third to be opened by 2020.According to the, it has a population of.HistoryCordova is not the original name of the territory it represents, and neither is it named for the city of Cordoba, Spain. On 22 May 1863, Governor General Rafael Echague created a new town comprising the barrios of Gabi, Dayas and Pilipul (now called Pilipog), all of which are located on the southeastern tip of Mactan Island. He chose the name Cordoba which means "stark nakedness and bare".Cordova became a municipality in 1864, and from 1913 up to the present, a total of 15 mayors governed the district.GeographyGeographically, Cordova consists of a main island, bordering on and separated from Mactan Island by a narrow stream, as well as the islets of Gilutongan, Nalusuan, Shell, Tongo and Lava. The two islets of Gilutongan and Nalusuan are part of the Olango Island Group in the middle of the Cebu Strait. Its land area is, of which constitutes the main island and are outlying islets.The surface of the town consists entirely of karstic limestone rock geologically associated with the Plio-Pleistocene Carcar Formation, dated to 2½–3 million years ago. The topography of Cordova is flat land, the highest point being only above sea level.With our custom trip planner, Philippines vacations can be built around trips to Cordova and other destinations in Philippines.
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