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Zamboanga City

The City of Zamboanga (Chavacano: Ciudad de Zamboanga, Tagalog: Lungsod ng Zamboanga) is a highly urbanized city located in Mindanao, Philippines. It has a population of more than 807,129 according to the 2010 census. Zamboanga is the 6th most populous and 3rd largest city by land area in the Philippines. It is the commercial and industrial center of the Zamboanga Peninsula.

Zamboanga was the capital of the former Moro Province, now Mindanao, from 1903 to 1913. On September 15, 1911, the Municipalidad de Zamboanga was converted into a city by the legislative order Act. No.272. Known for Hispanic influences in its culture, it bears the nickname Ciudad Latina de Asia (Asia’s Latin City).

Other Information

  • Country : Philippines
  • Region : Region IX
  • Established : 1634
  • Official language : Zamboangueño Chavacano
  • Area:
  • • Land : 1,483.3849 km2 (572.7381 sq mi)
  • Elevation : 16.0 m (52.5 ft)
  • Population (2010 NSO Census)
  • • Total : 807,129
  • • Rank : Sixth
  • Demonym : Zamboangueño (m) Zamboangueña (f)
  • Time zone : PST (UTC+8)
  • Postal code : 7000
  • Area code : 63 (Philippines) + 62 (Zamboanga)

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