Zamboanga Del Norte is a province in the western part of Mindanao Island in southern Philippines.
Profile of Zamboanga Del Norte (Geography)
Location –> Zamboanga Peninsula Region, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga Del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay
Capital –> Dipolog City
Area –> 7,301.00 km2 (2,818.93 sq mi)
Population –> 1,011,393 (2015 census)
Terrain –> Mountainous and hilly with narrow coastal plains
Industries –> Agriculture, Fish Processing
Major Products –> Rice, coconut, corn, Processed fish
People/Language –> Bisaya, Subanon, Chavacano, Tagalog, English
Cities –> Dapitan, Dipolog
Municipalities (Towns) –> (25) Bacungan, Baliguian, Godod, Gutalac, Jose Dalman, Kallawit, Katipunan,La Libertad, Labason, Liloy, Manukan, Mutia, Pinan, Polanco, President Roxas, Rizal, Salug, Sergio Osmena, Siayan, Sibuco, Sibutad, Sindangan, Siocon, Sirwa, Tampilisan
Governor –> Roberto Y. Uy
Vice Governor –> Senen O. Angeles
Representative (1st District) –> Romeo Jalosjos Jr.
Predecessor –> Seth Frederick P. Jalosjos
Representative (2nd District) –> Glona Labadlabad
Representative (3rd District) –> Isagani S. Amatong
Zamboanga Del Norte History
During the early part of the American period, Zamboanga Del Norte was part of the Moro Province. In 1914, it was under the jurisdiction of the Department of Mindanao and Sulu. When this department was dissolved in 1920, the territory became part of Zamboanga province which covered the whole Zamboanga Peninsula with Zamboanga City as the capital. In 1942, the capital was moved to Dipolog City.
On June 6, 1952, Zamboanga province was divided into Zamboanga Del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur by virtue of Republic Act No. 711.
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Economy of Zamboanga Del Norte
Zamboanga Del Norte is primarily an agricultural province. Its main products are rice, coconut, and fish. The processing of fish especially sardines has become a major source of livelihood among many families in the province. Tourism development is concentrated around the twin cities of Dipolog and Dapitan.
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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region
Map of Province