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Zamboanga City

Administration
Full nameCIUDAD DE ZAMBOANGA
Official name 
Settlement typeChartered, Independent and a Highly Urbanized City
Motto"Adelante Zamboanga" Chavacano
"Onward, Zamboanga"
CountryPhilippines
RegionRegion IX
FoundedXIV Century
Regional CentreRegion IX
(retained as of March 4, 2011)
Official language(s)Zamboangueño Chavacano,
Filipino (based on Tagalog)
English
Government
TypeMayor-council
MayorCelso Lobregat (LDP)
Vice MayorCesar Iturralde (LDP)
RepresentativesLegislative Districts
-- Maria Isabelle C. Salazar
Legislative District I
-- Erico Basilio A. Fabian
Legislative District II
City CouncilCouncilors
Legislative District I
Cabato, Jaime U.
Sadain, Melchor Rey K.
Jimenez, Cesar Jr. L.
Bayot, Rodolfo M.
Valesco, Rogelio Jr. L.
Biel, Luis III R.
Lim, Rodolfo R.
Abubakar, Myra Paz V.
Legislative District II
Nuño, Lilia M.
Guingona, Benjamin III E.
Candido, Reynerio S.
Saavedra, Eduardo Jr T.
Agan, Rommel S.
Ramos, Percival S.
Elago, Vincent Paul A.
Alavar, Miguel III C.
Geography
Land Area572.6 sq mi (1483.3849 km2)
Elevation52.5 ft (16.0 m)
Demography
Total Population947020 (Sixth) (2010 Estimated)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Demonym  (m)   (f)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
Postal code7000
Area code63(Philippines)
+ 62 (Zamboanga)
Patron SaintsOur Lady of the Pillar
St. Pius X

Zamboanga City

Zamboanga City
Native NameMoro Province
Common NameMoro Province
NationPhilippines
Status TextFormer division of the Philippines
EraAmerican Occupation
Year Start1903
Year End1914
Life Span1903-1914
P1Sultanate of Sulu
Flag P1Late 19th Century Flag of Sulu.svg
P2Sultanate of Maguindanao
Flag P2Flag of Maguindanao.svg
P3Lanao confederation of sultanates
S1Department of Mindanao and Sulu
Flag S1Flag of the Philippines.svg
Image FlagFlag of the Philippines.svg
Image Map CaptionLocation of the historical Moro Province.
CapitalCiudad de Zamboanga
TodayCotabato, Sulu, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga City, South Cotabato, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Maguindanao, Saranggani, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur and Davao.

Zamboanga City

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Labelstylebackground:#ddf;
Label1Agricultural Development Area|data1=340.17 nmi (630 348,672)
Label2Proposed Watershed |data2=340.17 nmi (630 323,190)
Label3Inland Protected Zone |data3=340.17 nmi (630 238,561)
Label4Watershed-Buffer Zone |data4=340.17 nmi (630 174,143)
Label5ZAMBOECOZONE |data5=340.17 nmi (630 154,516)
Label6Urban Core Area |data6=340.17 nmi (630 64,903)
Label7Mangrove |data7=340.17 nmi (630 36,886)
Label8Fishpond |data8=340.17 nmi (630 34,068)
Label9Rice Fields |data9=340.17 nmi (630 31,099)
Label10Labuan Commercial Development Zone|data10=340.17 nmi (630 19,580)
Label11Urban Core Fringe Area |data11=340.17 nmi (630 18,437)
Label12Sangali Medium Industrial Zone|data12=340.17 nmi (630 12,738)
Label13WMSU Experimental Forest |data13=340.17 nmi (630 12,270)
Label14Proposed International Airport|data14=340.17 nmi (630 5,369)
Label15East Coast Light Industrial Zone|data15=340.17 nmi (630 4,878)
Label16West Coast Heavy Industrial Zone|data16=340.17 nmi (630 2,940)
Label17Salt Bed |data17=340.17 nmi (630 1,138)
Label18TOTAL|data18=340.17 nmi (630 1,483,385)

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The City of Zamboanga (Zamboangueño Chavacano/Spanish: Ciudad de Zamboanga): is a highly urbanized, independent and a chartered city located in Mindanao, Philippines.

It is currently ranked as the 6th most populous city (947,020 estimated population as of 2010) and the 3rd largest by land area in the Philippines (1,483.3849/km2 (572.738/sq mi)). It is located at the southernmost tip of the Zamboanga Peninsula and is bounded in the north by the provinces of Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Norte, in the west by the Sulu Sea, in the east by Sibuguey Bay, and in the south by the Basilan Strait. It is approximately 460 nmi (851.9 km) south of City of Manila, 365 nmi (676 km) northeast of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 345 nmi (638.9 km) northeast of Manado, Indonesia, bounded to the west by Sulu Sea, on the east by the Moro Gulf, and on the south by the Basilan Strait and Celebes Sea. Its distance from Cebu City is about 372.57 nmi (690 km), and is 340.17 nmi (630 km) from Davao City.

The Ciudad de Zamboanga’s climates are generally of the third and fourth types where it is practically from June to December. The highest rainfall occurs on the month of July while the lowest rainfalls on the month of April. The city is outside the typhoon belt, hence, typhoons rarely visit the Ciudad de Zamboanga.

It is now the centre of economic activities in Mindanao with its modern international seaport, which is one of the principal ports of call for inter-island and international shipping. Its airport, which also classified as an international airport, provides air transportation to various domestic destinations. Both seaport and airport serve as transshipment points of various goods to neighboring cities and countries.

It is the seat of one of the largest number of military and police bases in the country. It is also home of the 3rd Air Division of the Edwin Andrews Air Base, which handles the Air Force of the Philippines in the city; and the 6th Naval District in Camp General Basilio Navarro also known as Western Mindanao Command, the main headquarters of Armed Forces of the Philippines in Western part of Mindanao; the Philippine Army, Philippine Marines, and Philippine Navy are assigned to that command. The "Camp Enrile" and other three military camps can be found in the city.

It is the former capital of Moro Province now Mindanao Island (1903 to 1913) in the Philippines. On September 15, 1911, the Municipalidad de Zamboanga was converted into a Ciudad by the legislative order Act. No.272. It is known as CIUDAD LATINA DE ASIA in Zamboangueño Language or in English Language Asia's Latin City for its strong Hispanic/Latin influence.

Currently, Ciudad de Zamboanga is one of the primary hubs in the Philippines, being the premier city in Zamboanga Peninsula Region in terms of commerce, trade, health services, financial institutions and education.

Ciudad de Zamboanga serves as an entry point in the Philippines to many destinations in Southeast Asia.


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