Zamboanga del Norte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Zamboanga del Norte
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Cities2
Municipalities25
Barangays691
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, Bohol Sea, Dipolog Strait
Area (2007)7,301.00 km2 (2,818.93 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,011,393
Density (2015)139 / km2 (359 / sq mi)

Zamboanga del Norte is a province in the Philippines situated in the Zamboanga Peninsula region occupying the western section of Mindanao. Its capital is the City of Dipolog.

The province has a land area of 7,301.00 square kilometers or 2,818.93 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,011,393. This represented 27.86% of the total population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region, 4.19% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 1.00% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 139 inhabitants per square kilometer or 359 inhabitants per square mile.

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Zamboanga del Norte is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Sulu Sea, Dipolog Strait, Bohol Sea, Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Zamboanga City.

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Local government units

Zamboanga del Norte has 25 municipalities and 2 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 691.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Baliguianmunicipality22,58821,1901.22%439.26 km2 (169.60 sq mi)51 / km2 (133 / sq mi)17
Dapitancity (CC)82,41877,4411.19%390.53 km2 (150.78 sq mi)211 / km2 (547 / sq mi)50
Dipologcity (CC), capital130,759120,4601.57%241.13 km2 (93.10 sq mi)542 / km2 (1,405 / sq mi)21
Gododmunicipality17,42417,788-0.39%190.00 km2 (73.36 sq mi)92 / km2 (238 / sq mi)17
Gutalacmunicipality34,65432,1531.44%492.86 km2 (190.29 sq mi)70 / km2 (182 / sq mi)33
Jose Dalmanmunicipality27,38827,0330.25%135.00 km2 (52.12 sq mi)203 / km2 (525 / sq mi)18
Kalawitmunicipality23,63322,1571.24%217.89 km2 (84.13 sq mi)108 / km2 (281 / sq mi)14
Katipunanmunicipality45,57743,3390.96%244.12 km2 (94.26 sq mi)187 / km2 (484 / sq mi)30
La Libertadmunicipality8,4067,7711.51%69.51 km2 (26.84 sq mi)121 / km2 (313 / sq mi)13
Labasonmunicipality41,35740,3750.46%169.58 km2 (65.48 sq mi)244 / km2 (632 / sq mi)20
Leon B. Postigomunicipality26,22124,6431.19%255.50 km2 (98.65 sq mi)103 / km2 (266 / sq mi)18
Liloymunicipality39,81239,0150.39%128.43 km2 (49.59 sq mi)310 / km2 (803 / sq mi)37
Manukanmunicipality36,52635,5890.50%246.35 km2 (95.12 sq mi)148 / km2 (384 / sq mi)22
Mutiamunicipality12,67511,9751.09%73.58 km2 (28.41 sq mi)172 / km2 (446 / sq mi)16
Piñanmunicipality20,16120,0880.07%93.75 km2 (36.20 sq mi)215 / km2 (557 / sq mi)22
Polancomunicipality39,34737,4720.93%206.88 km2 (79.88 sq mi)190 / km2 (493 / sq mi)30
President Manuel A. Roxasmunicipality39,32337,6110.85%206.25 km2 (79.63 sq mi)191 / km2 (494 / sq mi)31
Rizalmunicipality14,02114,111-0.12%80.03 km2 (30.90 sq mi)175 / km2 (454 / sq mi)22
Salugmunicipality32,20431,1570.63%206.60 km2 (79.77 sq mi)156 / km2 (404 / sq mi)23
Sergio Osmeña Sr.municipality30,22029,4530.49%556.44 km2 (214.84 sq mi)54 / km2 (141 / sq mi)39
Siayanmunicipality34,96634,989-0.01%494.75 km2 (191.02 sq mi)71 / km2 (183 / sq mi)22
Sibucomunicipality34,62031,9821.52%782.54 km2 (302.14 sq mi)44 / km2 (115 / sq mi)28
Sibutadmunicipality17,64516,7830.96%65.57 km2 (25.32 sq mi)269 / km2 (697 / sq mi)16
Sindanganmunicipality99,43594,1461.05%451.00 km2 (174.13 sq mi)220 / km2 (571 / sq mi)52
Sioconmunicipality46,90741,6372.30%503.20 km2 (194.29 sq mi)93 / km2 (241 / sq mi)26
Sirawaimunicipality28,79924,5833.06%222.50 km2 (85.91 sq mi)129 / km2 (335 / sq mi)34
Tampilisanmunicipality24,30723,0561.01%137.75 km2 (53.19 sq mi)176 / km2 (457 / sq mi)20
Zamboanga del Norte Total1,011,393957,9971.04%7,301.00 km2 (2,818.93 sq mi)139 / km2 (359 / sq mi)691

Historical population

The population of Zamboanga del Norte grew from 281,429 in 1960 to 1,011,393 in 2015, an increase of 729,964 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.04%, or an increase of 53,396 people, from the previous population of 957,997 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
23,577
57,2555.76%
138,8494.53%
167,7001.96%
281,4294.66%
409,3793.73%
490,5153.69%
588,0153.69%
676,0211.40%
770,6972.49%
823,1301.42%
907,2381.35%
957,9972.00%
1,011,3931.04%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Zamboanga del Norte as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Dipolog-Oroquieta National Road
  • Dipolog-Punta-Dansullan-S. Osmeña-Zamboanga del Norte/Sur Boundary Road
  • Dipolog-Sindangan-Liloy Road
  • Liloy-Ipil Road
  • Sindangan-Liloy Road

Secondary Roads

  • Junction Polo-Dapitan Park National Road
  • Junction Pulauan Port Road
  • Junction South Airport Road
  • Liloy-Siocon Road
  • Old Airport Road
  • Rizal-Dakak-Dapitan Coastal Loop Road
  • Sindangan-Siayan-Dumingag-Mahayag Road (Sindangan-Siayan Section)
  • Siocon-Sirawai Road
  • Siocon-Sirawai-Sibuco-Limpapa Road
  • Zamboanga West Coastal Road (Limpapa-Sibuco Section)

Tertiary Roads

  • Dipolog-Polanco-Piñan-Junction Oroquieta Road
  • Gilbert & Aviles Street National Road
  • Ilaya-Isis-Polanco Road
  • Katipunan By-Pass Road
  • Liloy-Lamao Port Road
  • Piñan-Mutia Road
  • Polanco-Macleodes Road
  • Sindangan-Bayog-Lakewood Road
  • ZNAC Access Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,011,393, ranked 26 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 2,818.93 square kilometers, ranked 11 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 139 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 56 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.04%, ranked 65 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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