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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Zambales
Region: Central Luzon (Region III)
Capital: Iba
Founded: 1578
Population:
2000 census—627,802 (39th largest)
Density—169 per km² (49th highest)
Area: 3,714.4 km² (35th largest)
Governor: Amor Deloso (Liberal) (2007-2010)

Zambales is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is Iba. Zambales borders Pangasinan to the north, Tarlac and Pampanga to the east, and Bataan to the south. The province lies between the South China Sea and the Zambales Mountains. With a land area of 3,700 km, Zambales is the second largest among the six provinces of Central Luzon. It has a population density of 170 people per square kilometer², one of the lowest in the country. The province is noted for its mangoes, which are among the sweetest in the world. It is most abundant from January to April. Provincial seal of the province of Zambales, Philippines This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... Central Luzon region contains the largest plain of the Philippines, and produces most of the countrys rice supply. ... Iba is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Events January 31 - Battle of Gemblours - Spanish forces under Don John of Austria and Alexander Farnese defeat the Dutch. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... Type Lower house Houses House of Representatives House Speaker Jose De Venecia, Jr. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Sambal (Spanish: zambal) is a Sambalic language spoken primarily in the province of Zambales in the Philippines. ... To view the Ilokano edition of this Wikipedia article, select from the in other languages Ilokano (variants: Ilocano, Iluko, Iloco, and Iloko) is the third most-spoken language of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Kapampangan is one of the languages of the Philippines. ... The Liberal Party (Filipino: Partido Liberal) is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded in 1945 by a breakaway from the Nacionalista Party. ... Map of the Philippines showing the location of Zambales. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... Central Luzon region contains the largest plain of the Philippines, and produces most of the countrys rice supply. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... Iba is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Pangasinan, officially Province of Pangasinan (Pangasinan: Luyag na Pangasinan), is one of the provinces of the Republic of the Philippines. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Tarlac Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: Tarlac City Founded: 1872 Population: 2000 census—1,068,783 (23rd largest) Density—350 per km² (14th highest) Area: 3,053. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Pampanga Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: City of San Fernando Founded: December 11, 1571 Population: 2000 census—1,882,730 (10th largest) Density—863 per km² (4th highest) Area: 2,180. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Bataan Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: Balanga City Founded: —1754 Population: 2000 census—557,659 (46th largest) Density—406 per km² (12th highest) Area: 1,373. ... Filipino name Tagalog: Luzon Sea Portuguese name Portuguese: Mar da China Meridional Vietnamese name Vietnamese: The South China Sea is a marginal sea south of China. ... The Zambales Mountains are on the western side of Luzon, in the Philippines. ... This article is about the fruit. ...


Zambales is served by the Subic Bay International Airport, which is located in the municipality of Subic, south of the provincial capital. Subic Bay Freeport Zone is host to many tourist attractions which include casinos, beach resorts, parks, beachside huts and cottages and historical artifacts. Subic Bay International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Look ng Subic) or SBIA (IATA: SFS, ICAO: RPLB) serves as a secondary airport and a main diversion airport of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ... Subic is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Subic Bay Freeport (SBF) is located southwest of the Luzon Island in the Philippines. ...

Contents

Governor Atty. Amor D. Deloso

  • Most Outstanding Governor of the Philippines

Tourist Attractions

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Pundaquit, in San Antonio, is also a site to behold. Nestled in the navel of the Zambales coastline, a Spanish Light House from the 1800s is found atop the "Islas de Punta Capones." This is reminiscent of places such as "Sierra Leone." Zambales is also home to the famous Crystal Beach surf in the quaint town of San Narciso. This surf spot is known as a "surfing paradise" closest to Manila. There you will find surf lessons, board rentals, as well as cozy accommodations. The newest resort in the area is "PUNTA DE UIAN", a world class resort and favorite area for tv series filming like MARIMAR of GMA7 and various tv commercials. Pundaquit is also fast becoming as surfing capital of Luzon.


Demographics and culture

See also: Aeta, Sambal people, Tagalog people, Ilocano people, and Kapampangan people

The Aetas of Mount Pinatubo were the earliest inhabitants of what is now the province of Zambales. They were later displaced by the Sambal, an Austronesian people after whom the province is named. Many Sambal still believe in superstitions and mysteries that have been handed down through the generations. The Aeta are an indigenous people who live in scattered, isolated mountainous parts of the Philippines. ... The Sambal people, also spelled Zambal form one of the most important Filipino ethnicities. ... The Tagalogs are one of the largestFilipino ethnic group. ... The Ilocano or Ilokano people are the third largest Filipino ethnic group. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Aeta are an indigenous people who live in scattered, isolated mountainous parts of the Philippines. ... Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, at the intersection of the borders of the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. ... The Sambal people, also spelled Zambal form one of the most important Filipino ethnicities. ... The Austronesian people are a population group in Oceania and Southeast Asia who speak or had ancestors who spoke one of the Austronesian languages. ...


The Sambal, the Tagalogs, the Ilocanos, and the Kapampangans today constitute the four largest ethnic groups in Zambales; these identities may and do, however, overlap with one another due to intermarriage[1] and other factors. Most of the people of southern Zambales are migrants from different parts of the country owing to the influx of job opportunities brought on by the U.S Subic Naval Base (San Antonio and Subic) during the American regime of the country. Many people found jobs and permanently settled there. The presence of the Americans greatly influenced the inhabitants, from their tastes in food, clothing, and style. The Tagalogs are one of the largestFilipino ethnic group. ... The Ilocano or Ilokano people are the third largest Filipino ethnic group. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Frederick Douglass with his second wife Helen Pitts Douglass (sitting) who was white, a famous 19th century American example of miscegenation. The woman standing is her sister Eva Pitts. ... U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay was a major ship-repair, supply, and rest and recreation facility of the United States Navy located in Zambales, Philippines. ... San Antonio is a municipality in the province of Zambales in the Philippines. ... Subic is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ...


Respect for elders is still importantly observed. Feast days of patron saints are still being practiced in the area, and hospitable Zambaleños are very accommodating when it comes to feasts.


Language

Sambal, Tagalog, and Ilocano are the three main languages of Zambales. Ilocano has 115,337 native speakers, Sambal has 114,637, and Tagalog has 114,637 (plus 24,995 non-native speakers).[2] 119,126 spoke other languages as their mother tongue, such as Kapampangan, including non-Philippine languages such as English.[2] About 75 percent of the population speaks and understands English to varying degrees of fluency, and road signs are written in that language. Sambal (Spanish: zambal) is a Sambalic language spoken primarily in the province of Zambales in the Philippines. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Ilocano, also Iloko and Ilokano, refers to the language and culture associated with the Ilocano people, the third largest ethnic group in the Philippines. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sambal (Spanish: zambal) is a Sambalic language spoken primarily in the province of Zambales in the Philippines. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Ilocano, also Iloko and Ilokano, refers to the language and culture associated with the Ilocano people, the third largest ethnic group in the Philippines. ... Native Language Music, founded in 1996 by musicians Joe Sherbanee and Theo Bishop, is an independent adult contemporary record company based in Southern California that produces, markets, and distributes premium jazz, world, and new age music. ... A second language is any language other than the first, or native, language learned; it is typically used because of geographical or social reasons. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Languages in the Philippines number more than 170 and almost all of them belong to the Western Malayo-Polynesian languages. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... See also: street sign theft External links http://homepages. ...


Health Care

  • Zambales EYE Specialist @ CLiNiCA ANTiPOLO

TriCare Provider & PhilHealth Accredited


Economy

Zambales is a rich source of Nickel & Chromite.


Geography

Climate

Zambales has two pronounced seasons: dry from October to June, and wet from July to September.


Physical

Zambales lies on the western shores of Luzon island, between the Zambales Mountains and the South China Sea. Its shoreline is very ragged, and features many coves and inlets. The mountain range on the eastern part of the province occupies about 60% of its total land area. Subic Bay, in the southernmost part of the province, provides a natural harbor, and was chosen as the location of an American naval base. The peak of Mount Pinatubo lies on the intersection of the boundaries between Zambales, Pampanga, and Tarlac. This volcano, once considered dormant, erupted violently in 1991. Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... The Zambales Mountains are on the western side of Luzon, in the Philippines. ... Filipino name Tagalog: Luzon Sea Portuguese name Portuguese: Mar da China Meridional Vietnamese name Vietnamese: The South China Sea is a marginal sea south of China. ... A 1902 nautical chart of Subic Bay Subic Bay is a bay on the west coast of the island of Luzon in the Philippines, about 100 kilometers northwest of Manila Bay. ... U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay was a major ship-repair, supply, and rest and recreation facility of the United States Navy located in Zambales, Philippines. ... Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, at the intersection of the borders of the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Pampanga Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: City of San Fernando Founded: December 11, 1571 Population: 2000 census—1,882,730 (10th largest) Density—863 per km² (4th highest) Area: 2,180. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Tarlac Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: Tarlac City Founded: 1872 Population: 2000 census—1,068,783 (23rd largest) Density—350 per km² (14th highest) Area: 3,053. ... For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


Political

Zambales is subdivided into 13 municipalities and 1 city. Olongapo City is a highly urbanized city and administers itself autonomously from the province.
A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Downtown Olongapo The City of Olongapo (Tagalog: Lungsod ng Olongapo; Sambal: Syodad nin Olongapo) is an urbanized city formerly in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ...


City:

Municipality No. of
Barangays
Area
(km²)
Population
(2000)
Pop. density
(per km²)
Botolan
Cabangan
Candelaria 13
Castillejos
Iba
Masinloc
Palauig
San Antonio
San Felipe
San Marcelino 18
San Narciso
Santa Cruz
Subic

Olongapo City is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Botolan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Cabangan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Candelaria is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Castillejos is a municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Iba is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Masinloc is a 1st class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Palauig is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... San Antonio is a municipality in the province of Zambales in the Philippines. ... San Felipe is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... San Marcelino is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... San Narciso is a 4th class municipality in the [[Philippine * Alusiis (capt benhard ferareza jr) Beddeng (Brgy. ... Santa Cruz is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Subic is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ...

History

The area now occupied by Zambales was first explored by the Spanish in 1572, led by Juan de Salcedo. Among the earliest towns founded were Masinloc (1607), Iba (1611), and Santa Cruz (1612). Masinloc became the province's first capital. However, the capital was moved between among the three towns during its history before settling in Iba, due to its strategic location. The first civil governor of Zambales during the American era was the Honorable Potenciano Lesaca from 1901-1903. January 16 - Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. ... Juan de Salcedo (b. ... Masinloc is a 1st class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Iba is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Santa Cruz is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ...


The province's name came from the word zambal, which is a Hispanized term for Sambali. Zambal refers to the language spoken by the early Austronesian inhabitants of the place. A contending version states that the name was derived from the word samba, meaning worship, because the Spanish supposedly found the native inhabitants to be highly superstitious; worshiping the spirits of their ancestors. The Austronesian people are a population group in Oceania and Southeast Asia who speak or had ancestors who spoke one of the Austronesian languages. ...


Tourist Attractions

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Zambales has 173 kilometers of beautiful beaches owned by a hundred and one different private owners. Zambales enjoys being mothered by these private families who are Ilokano in origin; known for their penchant in neatness. Visitors and locals alike enjoy beaches with mountains in the backdrop, or beaches without mountains, beaches with fine black sand, or beaches with fine white sand. Others have coral reefs, some are dive spots, some have good surf, while other beaches offer nipa huts. Some beaches have hotels, while other beaches have airconditioned huts. Still other beaches do not have huts. The list goes on and on. What you can be guaranteed is that these beaches are pristine, and are only a 3 to 4 hour drive from Manila. The standard rule is that the farther the beaches are from Subic, the better and cleaner they become. Since the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991, Zambales has shown remarkable resilience to adversity. It has devoted itself to becoming a major tourist destination. Many resorts, which were damaged during Mt. Pinatubo's eruption, have been rebuilt "bigger and better."


Almost every type of accommodation can be found along the beautiful coastline. Major annual attractions include "Fiesta Poon Bato" in January. This is a religious festival that attracts over half a million people each year. Devotion to Ina Poon Bato (Nuestra Senora de la Paz y Buen Viaje), the oldest known image of the Virgin Mother in Asia (as per Pigafeta's writings), is a must. The actual barrio of Poon Bato was completely destroyed during the Pinatubo eruption, but the icon was saved and moved to Danac Bunga in Botolan, where the Fiesta is held. Since Zambales mangos are the sweetest mangoes in the world (per the Guinness Book of World Records), the "Mango Festival" is held in the provincial capital of Iba every April. The "Domorokdok" festival is held each May in Botolan. These have all become major attractions that include street dancing, agricultural shows, competitions like sand castle building, "bikini open" beauty pageants, and much more.


See also

The creation of super regions in the Philippines is a proposed plan by the President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on her sixth State of the Nation Address to group the selected regions/provinces by their economic strengths. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.world66.com/asia/southeastasia/philippines/iba/
  2. ^ a b http://www.visitzambales.com/newlayout/index.php?action=portfolio

External links

  • Official Website of the Provincial Government
  • Subic Bay Zambales News
  • Rama International Beach Resort
  • Zambales Favorite Beach Resort
  • Properties for Sale or Lease
  • http://www.crystalbeach.com.ph - One of Zambales Resorts popular Beach
  • http://www.whiterock-beach-resort.com - Whiterock Resort Hotel
  • http://www.cafetolyo.8k.com Cafe Tolyo - A Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast in IBA
  • http://www.ihrra.8k.com - IBA Hotel Resort Restaurant Association
  • Executive Order No. 561: FORMATION OF THE "SUPER" REGIONS AND MANDATE OF THE SUPERREGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHAMPIONS
  • North Luzon Super Region: Potentials
  • North Luzon Super Region: Projects

Coordinates: 15°20′N, 120°10′E Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local... Botolan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Cabangan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Candelaria is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Castillejos is a municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Iba is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Masinloc is a 1st class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Downtown Olongapo The City of Olongapo (Tagalog: Lungsod ng Olongapo; Sambal: Syodad nin Olongapo) is an urbanized city formerly in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Palauig is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... San Antonio is a municipality in the province of Zambales in the Philippines. ... San Felipe is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... San Marcelino is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... San Narciso is a 4th class municipality in the [[Philippine * Alusiis (capt benhard ferareza jr) Beddeng (Brgy. ... 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Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Negros Oriental Region: Central Visayas (Region VII) Capital: Dumaguete City Founded: March 10, 1917 Population: 2000 census—1,126,061 (20th largest) Density—208 per km² (41st highest) Area: 5,402. ... Northern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... Nueva Ecija is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. ... Nueva Vizcaya is a province of the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Occidental Mindoro Region: MIMAROPA (Region IV-B) Capital: Mamburao Founded: — Population: 2000 census—380,250 (21st smallest) Density—65 per km² (9th lowest) Area: 5,879. ... Oriental Mindoro (Filipino: Silangang Mindoro) is a province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ... Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the Mimaropa region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Pampanga Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: City of San Fernando Founded: December 11, 1571 Population: 2000 census—1,882,730 (10th largest) Density—863 per km² (4th highest) Area: 2,180. ... Pangasinan, officially Province of Pangasinan (Pangasinan: Luyag na Pangasinan), is one of the provinces of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Quezon is a province of the Philippines located in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Quirino Region: Cagayan Valley (Region II) Capital: Cabarroguis, Quirino Founded: June 18, 1966 Population: 2000 census—148,575 (8th smallest) Density—49 per km² (2nd lowest) Area: 3,057. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Rizal Region: CALABARZON (Region IV-A) Capital: Antipolo City† Founded: June 11, 1901 Population: 2000 census—1,707,218 (11th largest) Density—1,304 per km² (2nd highest) Area: 1,308. ... Romblon is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ... Samar, formerly Western Samar, is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Sarangani Region: SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII) Capital: Alabel Founded: March 10, 1917 Population: 2000 census—410,622 (58th largest) Density—138 per km² (23rd lowest) Area: 2,980. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Shariff Kabunsuan Region: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Capital: Kabuntalan Founded: Population: 2000 census— () Density— per km² () Area: km² () Divisions: Highly urbanized cities—0 Component cities—0 Municipalities—10 Barangays— Congressional districts— Languages: Maguindanaoan Governor: (2004-2007) Shariff Kabunsuan is the newest province... Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Sorsogon Region: Bicol Region (Region V) Capital: Sorsogon City Founded: — Population: 2000 census—650,535 (37th largest) Density—304 per km² (19th highest) Area: 2,141. ... South Cotabato is a province of the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN region in Mindanao. ... Southern Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Sultan Kudarat Region: SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII) Capital: Isulan Founded: Population: 2000 census—586,505 (42nd largest) Density—124 per km² (21st highest) Area: 4,714. ... Sulu is an island province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... Surigao del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. ... Surigao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Tarlac Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: Tarlac City Founded: 1872 Population: 2000 census—1,068,783 (23rd largest) Density—350 per km² (14th highest) Area: 3,053. ... Tawi-Tawi is an island province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Zamboanga del Norte Region: Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX) Capital: Dipolog City Founded: June 23, 1635 and June 6, 1952 Population: 2000 census—823,130 (27th largest) Density—124 per km² (27th highest) Area: 6,618. ... 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. ... The Philippines is divided into: Regions of the Philippines Provinces of the Philippines Municipalities of the Philippines and Cities of the Philippines Barangays Each division at each level is a local government unit (LGU). ... The Philippines is divided into three island groups. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... The Legislative districts of the Philippines are the representations of the Philippines provinces and cities in the Philippine Congress. ... A territorial dispute is a disagreement over the possession/control of land between two or more states, or over the possession/control of land by one state after it has conquered it from a former state no longer currently recognized by the occupying power. ... For other uses, see Sabah (disambiguation). ... The Scarborough Shoal, more correctly described as a group of islands, atolls, and reefs then a shoal, is located in the Luzon Sea (South China Sea). ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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