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Mactan ranks 8,870th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Kanda, Fukuoka, Port Pirie, and Mayiladuthurai. Memorable people born in Mactan include Lapu-Lapu. Memorable people who died in Mactan include Ferdinand Magellan and Lapu-Lapu. Mactan has been the birth place of many politicians and the death place of many explorers and politicians. Mactan is located in Philippines.

Mactan is a densely populated island 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 presently crossed by two bridges: the Mactan–Mandaue Bridge and the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, both of which connect Mandaue on the Cebu mainland and Lapu-Lapu on Mactan Island. A third bridge, the Cebu–Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), will connect the island, through Cordova, to Cebu City. The island covers some 65 square kilometres (25 sq mi) and is home to some 470,000 people, making it the nation's most densely populated island. Along with Olango Island Group, the isles are administered as 1 city and a municipality covering 75.25 square kilometres (29.05 sq mi). Read more on Wikipedia

In 1491, Mactan was the birth place of 1 globally memorable people, including Lapu-Lapu. Additionaly, 2 globally memorable people have passed away in Mactan including Ferdinand Magellan and Lapu-Lapu. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Mactan than were born there.

People Born in Mactan

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People Deceased in Mactan

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Most individuals born in present day Mactan were politicians (1),  while most who died were explorers (1) and politicians (1).