Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Zamboanga Peninsula
Typeregion
Island groupMindanao
Provinces3
Cities5
Municipalities67
Barangays1,904
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, Celebes Sea, Basilan Strait, Dipolog Strait, Bohol Sea
Population (2015)3,629,783

The Zamboanga Peninsula, officially designated as Region IX, is an administrative region in the Philippines occupying the western section of Mindanao. It covers 3 provinces, namely, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay, as well as 1 highly urbanized city (Zamboanga City) and the component city of Isabela. The regional center is the City of Pagadian.

Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 3,629,783. This represented 15.04% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 3.59% of the entire population of the Philippines.

Map

Zamboanga Peninsula is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by the Dipolog Strait, Bohol Sea, Northern Mindanao, Illana Bay, Moro Gulf (Celebes Sea), Sibuguey Bay, Basilan Strait, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Sulu Archipelago), and the Sulu Sea.

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Map of Zamboanga PeninsulaMap of Zamboanga Peninsula highlighting its regional center, component provinces and their capitals, and nearby major citiesZamboanga del NorteZamboanga del SurZamboanga SibugayIsabela CityZamboanga City, a highly urbanized cityIsabela CityPagadian, the regional centerZamboanga City, a highly urbanized city

Local government units

Zamboanga Peninsula has 3 provinces, 67 municipalities, and 5 cities (1 of which is a highly urbanized city administered independently from any province). The total number of barangays in the region is 1,904.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)City countMun countBrgy count
Zamboanga del Norteprovince1,011,393957,9971.04%7,301.00 km2 (2,818.93 sq mi)139 / km2 (359 / sq mi)225691
Zamboanga del Surprovince1,010,674959,6850.99%5,914.16 km2 (2,283.47 sq mi)171 / km2 (443 / sq mi)126583
Zamboanga Citycity (HUC)861,799807,1291.26%1,414.70 km2 (546.22 sq mi)609 / km2 (1,578 / sq mi)98
Zamboanga Sibugayprovince633,129584,6851.53%3,607.75 km2 (1,392.96 sq mi)175 / km2 (455 / sq mi)016389
Isabela Citycity (CC), capital112,78897,8572.74%223.73 km2 (86.38 sq mi)504 / km2 (1,306 / sq mi)45
Zamboanga Peninsula Total3,629,7833,407,3531.21%no datano data5671,904

Historical population

The population of Zamboanga Peninsula grew from 900,730 in 1960 to 3,629,783 in 2015, an increase of 2,729,053 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.21%, or an increase of 222,430 people, from the previous population of 3,407,353 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
98,086
147,3332.60%
355,9844.51%
521,9414.00%
900,7304.91%
1,334,4463.92%
1,541,4592.94%
1,821,7513.40%
2,280,4602.27%
2,567,6512.25%
2,831,4122.12%
3,230,0941.83%
3,407,3531.96%
3,629,7831.21%

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 3,629,783, ranked 13 out of 17
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.21%, ranked 14 out of 17

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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