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Encyclopedia > Zamboanga del Norte
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Zamboanga del Norte
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: 6,618.0 km² (8th largest)
Languages: Cebuano, Chavacano and Spanish
Governor: Rolando E. Yebes (2004-2007)
Image:Ph_locator_map_zamboanga_del_norte.png

Zamboanga del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. Its capital is Dipolog City and the province borders Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay to the south and Misamis Occidental to the east. The Sulu Sea lies to the northwest of Zamboanga del Norte. Image File history File links Ph_seal_zamboanga_del_norte. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... Zamboanga Peninsula is both a peninsula and an administrative region on that peninsula in the Philippines. ... Dipolog City is a 2nd class city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... Events February 10 - The Académie française in Paris is expanded to become a national academy for the artistic elite. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining // 1508 - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice 1513... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... 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. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ... Cebuano, also known as Sugboanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 20,000,000 (ethnologue) people and is a subgroup or member of Bisaya, Visayan and Binisayâ. The name came from the Philippine island of Cebu, with the Spanish suffix -ano meaning native, of a place... Chavacano, (also Chabacano or Zamboangueño), is a Spanish creole spoken in the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Zamboanga del Norte. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... Zamboanga Peninsula is both a peninsula and an administrative region on that peninsula in the Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Mindanao is the second largest and easternmost island in the Philippines and one of the three island groups in the country, with Luzon and Visayas being the other two. ... Dipolog City is a 2nd class city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... 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. ... Misamis Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ... The Sulu Sea is a large sea in the southwestern area of the Philippines. ...

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Demographics

Zamboanga del Norte has a population of 823,130 according to the 2000 census. Its population density is 124/km². It is ranked 27th among the provinces both in terms of population and population density.


The main dialect spoken is Cebuano. English and Filipino are also spoken, indicative of a high level of literacy. The original and native Subanon dialect lives on, especially in the highlands. Cebuano, also known as Sugboanon, is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 20,000,000 (ethnologue) people and is a subgroup or member of Bisaya, Visayan and Binisayâ. The name came from the Philippine island of Cebu, with the Spanish suffix -ano meaning native, of a place... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Economy

About half of the province's land area is devoted to agriculture. Corn, coconut, and rice are major crops. The province being rich in marine and mineral sources, its fish production has accelerated through the development of fishponds. Commercial fishing has likewise steadily increased through the years, with the yellow fin tuna as the primary species.


In a recent study by the National Statistics Coordination Board (NSCB), Zamboanga del Norte was found to be the Philippines's poorest province with a poverty incidence rate of 64.6% in 2003, an increase from 47% in 2000.[citation needed] A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ...


Geography

Political

Zamboanga del Norte is subdivided into 25 municipalities and 2 cities. These are further subdivided into 691 barangays, and clustered into 3 congressional districts. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local government 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. ... U.S. Congressional districts for representation in the House are determined after each census. ...


Cities

α[[Bold textLink title Dapitan City is a Spanish Colony city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Dipolog City is a 2nd class city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ...

Municipalities

Bacungan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Baliguian is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Godod is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Gutalac is a municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Jose Dalman is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Kalawit is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Katipunan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... La Libertad is a 5th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Labason is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Liloy is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Manukan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Mutia is a 6th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Piñan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Polanco is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Pres. ... Rizal is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Salug is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Sergio Osmeña Sr. ... Siayan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Sibuco is a municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Sibutad is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Sindangan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Siocon is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Sirawai is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Tampilisan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ...

Physical

Zamboanga del Norte comprises the northern portion of the Zamboanga Peninsula. It is bounded on the north and west by the Sulu Sea, on the east by Misamis Occidental, and on the south by Zamboanga del Sur. Zamboanga Peninsula is both a peninsula and an administrative region on that peninsula in the Philippines. ... The Sulu Sea is a large sea in the southwestern area of the Philippines. ... Misamis Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ... Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. ...


The province occupies a total land area of 6,618 square kilometers. It has an average elevation of 243.8 meters, with Mt. Dabiak in Katipunan as the highest peak at 2,600 meters. Other parts, near the coastlines, are plains. The province's irregular coastline runs 400 kilometers from north to south. Katipunan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ...


Zamboanga del Norte has a mild and moderate climate due to evenly distributed rainfall throughout the year. Its southern portion has a longer dry season.


History

The early history of Zamboanga del Norte is shared with that of Zamboanga City, which had been the center of the entire Mindanao area, most notably during the American Era. When Zamboanga City became a chartered city on October 12, 1936, it encompassed the southern tip of the Zamboanga Peninsula and the island of Basilan, making it the largest city in the world in terms of land area. The City of Zamboanga is a 1st class, highly urbanized city in the Philippines and one of the first chartered cities in the country. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Mindanao is the second largest and easternmost island in the Philippines and one of the three island groups in the country, with Luzon and Visayas being the other two. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Zamboanga Peninsula is both a peninsula and an administrative region on that peninsula in the Philippines. ... Basilan is an island province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ...


This all changed in 1948 when Basilan was made into a separate province, and further, when Republic Act No. 711, issued on June 6, 1952, created two more provinces out of Zamboanga City. One of these provinces was Zamboanga del Norte. June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining // 1508 - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year truce and cede several territories to Venice 1513... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


External links

  • The Official Website of the Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Norte
  • WOW Philippines - Zamboanga del Norte
Philippines
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Provinces Abra | Agusan del Norte | Agusan del Sur | Aklan | Albay | Antique | Apayao | Aurora | Basilan | Bataan | Batanes | Batangas | Benguet | Biliran | Bohol | Bukidnon | Bulacan | Cagayan | Camarines Norte | Camarines Sur | Camiguin | Capiz | Catanduanes | Cavite | Cebu | Compostela Valley | Cotabato | Davao del Norte | Davao del Sur | Davao Oriental | Eastern Samar | Guimaras | Ifugao | Ilocos Norte | Ilocos Sur | Iloilo | Isabela | Kalinga | La Union | Laguna | Lanao del Norte | Lanao del Sur | Leyte | Maguindanao | Marinduque | Masbate | Misamis Occidental | Misamis Oriental | Mountain Province | Negros Occidental | Negros Oriental | Northern Samar | Nueva Ecija | Nueva Vizcaya | Occidental Mindoro | Oriental Mindoro | Palawan | Pampanga | Pangasinan | Quezon | Quirino | Rizal | Romblon | Samar | Sarangani | Shariff Kabunsuan | Siquijor | Sorsogon | South Cotabato | Southern Leyte | Sultan Kudarat | Sulu | Surigao del Norte | Surigao del Sur | Tarlac | Tawi-Tawi | Zambales | Zamboanga del Norte | Zamboanga del Sur | Zamboanga Sibugay
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