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Zamboanga Peninsula is both a peninsula and an administrative region on that peninsula in the Philippines. Map of the Philippines showing the location of Zamboanga Peninsula. ... Peninsula A peninsula (from Latin paene insula, almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ...


The region

Designated as Region IX, Zamboanga Peninsula consists of three provinces, namely, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay, and the chartered city of Zamboanga City at the south-western tip. The Zamboanga Peninsula was previously known as Western Mindanao before the enactment of Executive Order No. 36 on September 19, 2001. Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... Zamboanga del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. ... Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. ... Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. ... Zamboanga City is a 1st class city in The Philippines. ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Between 1975 to 1989 the old Region IX (Western Mindanao) was divided into two sub-regions by Presidential Decree No. 773 dated August 21, 1975. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sub-Region IX-A consisted of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi with Jolo, Sulu as the sub-regional center. Basilan is an island province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... Sulu is an island province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... Tawi-Tawi is an island province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... Jolo is an island in the southwest Philippines. ...


Sub-Region IX-B consisted of the provincess of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur, with the chartered city of Zamboanga City as the sub-regional center. Zamboanga Sibugay did not exist at the time. Zamboanga del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. ... Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. ... Zamboanga City is a 1st class city in The Philippines. ... Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. ...


Zambaoanga Peninsula has five cities: Dipolog City, Dapitan City, Isabela City, Pagadian City, and the lone chartered city of Zamboanga City. Isabela City is actually part of the island-province of Basilan to the south of the peninsula, and is that province's capital. The residents of Basilan opted to join the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in a recent plebiscite. However, the citizens of Isabela City did not want to join ARMM and so the city was made a part of the Zamboanga Peninsula region with the enactment of Executive Order No. 36 (the same E.O. that renamed the region). A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino or Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... Dipolog City is a 2nd class city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... α[[Bold textLink title Dapitan City is a Spanish Colony city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Isabela City is a city and the capital of the province of Basilan, in the Philippines. ... Pagadian City is a 1st class city in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. ... Zamboanga City is a 1st class city in The Philippines. ... Basilan is an island province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM; Rehiyong Awtonomo ng Muslim Mindanao) of the Philippines is composed of five provinces and one city namely: Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and the Marawi City. ...


Jolo, Sulu was the original regional center but Presidential Decree No. 1555, dated June 11, 1978, moved the regional center to Zamboanga City. Executive Order No. 429, dated October 12, 1990, moved the regional center again but this time to Pagadian City. Executive Order No. 429 was never executed (possibly due to lack of government funds) however, Memorandum Circular No. 75 dated November 12, 2004, confirmed Pagadian City as the regional center, meaning national government offices are preferred to be operating there. Jolo is an island in the southwest Philippines. ... Zamboanga City is a 1st class city in The Philippines. ... Pagadian City is a 1st class city in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. ... Pagadian City is a 1st class city in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. ...


The physical landform

Zamboanga Peninsula consists of the territory of the three Zamboanga provinces and its lone chartered city of Zamboanga City, plus Misamis Occidental. The Zamboanga Peninsula is connected to the main part of Mindanao Island through an isthmus situated between Panquil Bay and Pagadian Bay. The boundary between the peninsula and the mainland is artificially marked by the border between the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur and Lanao del Norte. Zamboanga City is a 1st class city in The Philippines. ... Misamis Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ... Panquil Bay, an arm of Iligan Bay, is a bay in Mindanao in the Philippines. ... Lanao del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ...


Zamboanga Peninsula lies between the Moro Gulf, part of the Celebes Sea, and the Sulu Sea. Along the shores of the peninsula are numerous bays and islands. Moro Gulf is a gulf in Mindanao in the Philippines. ... Celebes Sea on its northern border. ... The Sulu Sea is a large sea in the southwestern area of the Philippines. ...


 
 

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