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Transcript of ZAMBOANGA CITY
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The overall topography of the city could be described as rolling to very steep. There are some flat lands, mostly narrow strips along the east coast. The urban center is mostly flat with a gentle slope to the interior, ranging from 0 to 3%. The highest registered elevation is 1,200 meters.
This island in Zamboanga City in Mindanao Island is famous for its pink sand beach. What is the name of this island?
Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Island is just south of Zamboanga City and boasts pink-sand beaches. The pink color is cause by the mixing of dead organ pipe coral (Tubipora musica) fragments which are red in color with the white sand itself giving a pinkish tint.
The City of Zamboanga (Zamboangueño Chavacano Ciudad de 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 formerly known as
in Subanon and the center of Subanon tribe and culture during the pre-Hispanic times. After independence from Spain on May 1899, Zamboanga became the Republica de Zamboanga with Zamboangueño Chavacano as its official language and Spanish as its co-official language. On October 12, 1936, Zamboanga became a chartered city under Commonwealth Act No. 39. It was formally inaugurated on February 26, 1937, which was declared a local holiday. Known as
CIUDAD LATINA DE ASIA
in Zamboangueño Language or in English Language
Asia's Latin City
for its strong Hispanic/Latin influence.
The City of Zamboanga is located at the southernmost tip of the Zamboanga Peninsula. It is approximately 505 nautical miles south of Manila, 270 nautical miles from Cebu City and 320 nautical miles from Davao City. It is bounded on the north by Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur; on the west by the Sulu Sea; on the east by the Moro Gulf; and on the south by the Basilan Strait and Celebes Sea. The territorial jurisdiction of the city includes the Great and Little Sta. Cruz Islands, Tictabon, Sacol, Manalipa, and the seven and eleven islands.
In terms of land area, Zamboanga is the third largest city in the country with a total land area of 1,483.3849 square kilometers.
As of 2010, Zamboanga City has a population of more than 807,129 according to the 2010 census. Most of the people in this city are the Tausugs, Yakans, Badjaos, Samals, and Subanons.
Zamboanga City has at least 25 island communities and 98 barangays.
Chavacano is the dominant language in Zamboanga City. Other dialects like Bisaya and the Muslim vernaculars are also spoken in certain communities in the city.
Zamboanga City enjoys a location that is free from the typhoon belt area. March to May is hot and dry, with temperature at 22 degrees Celsius. June to October is rainy. November to February is cool, with temperatures ranging from 22 degrees Celsius to 28 degrees Celsius.
Zamboanga City is the center of Western Mindanao for commerce and trade, government and finance, transportation and communication. It has an international airport, a huge port area, and the Zamboanga Freeport and Economic Zone Authority.
It is known as the Sardine Capital of the Philippines because most of the sardine and canning factories are situated in Zamboanga City. It has been involved in the export of marine/aquaculture products, fruits, processed food, furniture/wood products, and many more.
There are 7 broad landform types in Zamboanga City
Broad Alluvial Plain
Minor Alluvial Plain