Cordova (also spelled Cordoba) is a municipality located in the 6th district of CebuProvince in the Philippines. Most of Cordova lies on separate islands off the southern coast of Mactan Island. It is connected to the main island of Mactan over three bridges.
The total population of Cordova is 50,353 (2010 census). Its territorial area comprises some 740.86 hectares (1,830.7 acres) and 48.75 hectares (120.5 acres) on the islets of Gilutongan, Nalusuan, Shell, Tongo and Lava.
Cordova, as is often assumed, is not the original name of the territory it represents, and neither is it named for the Spanish province. Its original territory comprised thebarrios (Cebuano: balangay) of Gabi, Day-as, and Pilipul (formerly Pilipog), all of which are located on the southeastern tip of Mactan Island.
Cordova became a municipality in 1864, and from 1913 up to the present, a town of 15 mayors governed the district.
Cordova has six hotels and resorts, while some tourist areas include:
A special attraction is the mangrove forest and swamp area. The best access to this area is the Day-as Boardwalk and Marine Park. The total mangrove plantation is estimated to cover more or less one hundred hectares. Most of the mangrove forest is located in the barangays of Pilipog, Bangbang, San Miguel, Day-as and Catarmán.