|Full name||CIUDAD DE ZAMBOANGA|
|Official name|| |
|Settlement type||Chartered, Independent and a Highly Urbanized City|
|Motto||"Adelante Zamboanga" Chavacano|
|Regional Centre||Region IX |
(retained as of March 4, 2011)
|Official language(s)||Zamboangueño Chavacano, |
Filipino (based on Tagalog)
|Mayor||Celso Lobregat (LDP)|
|Vice Mayor||Cesar Iturralde (LDP)|
-- Maria Isabelle C. Salazar
Legislative District I
-- Erico Basilio A. Fabian
Legislative District II
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.
|Land Area||572.6 sq mi (1483.3849 km2)|
|Elevation||52.5 ft (16.0 m)|
|Total Population||947020 (Sixth) (2010 Estimated)|
|Density (pop.)||auto/km2 (0/sq mi)|
|Demonym|| (m) (f)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
+ 62 (Zamboanga)
|Patron Saints||Our Lady of the Pillar|
St. Pius X
|Native Name||Moro Province|
|Common Name||Moro Province|
|Status Text||Former division of the Philippines|
|P1||Sultanate of Sulu|
|Flag P1||Late 19th Century Flag of Sulu.svg|
|P2||Sultanate of Maguindanao|
|Flag P2||Flag of Maguindanao.svg|
|P3||Lanao confederation of sultanates|
|S1||Department of Mindanao and Sulu|
|Flag S1||Flag of the Philippines.svg|
|Image Flag||Flag of the Philippines.svg|
|Image Map Caption||Location of the historical Moro Province.|
|Capital||Ciudad de Zamboanga|
|Today||Cotabato, 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.|
|Label1||Agricultural Development Area|data1=340.17 nmi (630 348,672)|
|Label2||Proposed Watershed |data2=340.17 nmi (630 323,190)|
|Label3||Inland Protected Zone |data3=340.17 nmi (630 238,561)|
|Label4||Watershed-Buffer Zone |data4=340.17 nmi (630 174,143)|
|Label5||ZAMBOECOZONE |data5=340.17 nmi (630 154,516)|
|Label6||Urban Core Area |data6=340.17 nmi (630 64,903)|
|Label7||Mangrove |data7=340.17 nmi (630 36,886)|
|Label8||Fishpond |data8=340.17 nmi (630 34,068)|
|Label9||Rice Fields |data9=340.17 nmi (630 31,099)|
|Label10||Labuan Commercial Development Zone|data10=340.17 nmi (630 19,580)|
|Label11||Urban Core Fringe Area |data11=340.17 nmi (630 18,437)|
|Label12||Sangali Medium Industrial Zone|data12=340.17 nmi (630 12,738)|
|Label13||WMSU Experimental Forest |data13=340.17 nmi (630 12,270)|
|Label14||Proposed International Airport|data14=340.17 nmi (630 5,369)|
|Label15||East Coast Light Industrial Zone|data15=340.17 nmi (630 4,878)|
|Label16||West Coast Heavy Industrial Zone|data16=340.17 nmi (630 2,940)|
|Label17||Salt Bed |data17=340.17 nmi (630 1,138)|
|Label18||TOTAL|data18=340.17 nmi (630 1,483,385)|| |
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.