Zamboanga del Norte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Zamboanga del Norte
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
CapitalDipolog
Total local government units
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 per km2
(359 per sq. mi)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 1,011,393 representing 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 such figures, the population density is computed at 139 inhabitants per square kilometer or 359 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

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.

Local government units

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

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Baliguianmun22,588
(2.23%)
21,1901.22%439.26 km2
(169.60 sq mi)
51 per km2
(133 per sq mi)
17
Dapitancity (CC)82,418
(8.15%)
77,4411.19%390.53 km2
(150.78 sq mi)
211 per km2
(547 per sq mi)
50
Dipologcity (CC), capital130,759
(12.93%)
120,4601.57%241.13 km2
(93.10 sq mi)
542 per km2
(1,405 per sq mi)
21
Gododmun17,424
(1.72%)
17,788-0.39%190.00 km2
(73.36 sq mi)
92 per km2
(238 per sq mi)
17
Gutalacmun34,654
(3.43%)
32,1531.44%492.86 km2
(190.29 sq mi)
70 per km2
(182 per sq mi)
33
Jose Dalmanmun27,388
(2.71%)
27,0330.25%135.00 km2
(52.12 sq mi)
203 per km2
(525 per sq mi)
18
Kalawitmun23,633
(2.34%)
22,1571.24%217.89 km2
(84.13 sq mi)
108 per km2
(281 per sq mi)
14
Katipunanmun45,577
(4.51%)
43,3390.96%244.12 km2
(94.26 sq mi)
187 per km2
(484 per sq mi)
30
La Libertadmun8,406
(0.83%)
7,7711.51%69.51 km2
(26.84 sq mi)
121 per km2
(313 per sq mi)
13
Labasonmun41,357
(4.09%)
40,3750.46%169.58 km2
(65.48 sq mi)
244 per km2
(632 per sq mi)
20
Leon B. Postigomun26,221
(2.59%)
24,6431.19%255.50 km2
(98.65 sq mi)
103 per km2
(266 per sq mi)
18
Liloymun39,812
(3.94%)
39,0150.39%128.43 km2
(49.59 sq mi)
310 per km2
(803 per sq mi)
37
Manukanmun36,526
(3.61%)
35,5890.50%246.35 km2
(95.12 sq mi)
148 per km2
(384 per sq mi)
22
Mutiamun12,675
(1.25%)
11,9751.09%73.58 km2
(28.41 sq mi)
172 per km2
(446 per sq mi)
16
Piñanmun20,161
(1.99%)
20,0880.07%93.75 km2
(36.20 sq mi)
215 per km2
(557 per sq mi)
22
Polancomun39,347
(3.89%)
37,4720.93%206.88 km2
(79.88 sq mi)
190 per km2
(493 per sq mi)
30
President Manuel A. Roxasmun39,323
(3.89%)
37,6110.85%206.25 km2
(79.63 sq mi)
191 per km2
(494 per sq mi)
31
Rizalmun14,021
(1.39%)
14,111-0.12%80.03 km2
(30.90 sq mi)
175 per km2
(454 per sq mi)
22
Salugmun32,204
(3.18%)
31,1570.63%206.60 km2
(79.77 sq mi)
156 per km2
(404 per sq mi)
23
Sergio Osmeña Sr.mun30,220
(2.99%)
29,4530.49%556.44 km2
(214.84 sq mi)
54 per km2
(141 per sq mi)
39
Siayanmun34,966
(3.46%)
34,989-0.01%494.75 km2
(191.02 sq mi)
71 per km2
(183 per sq mi)
22
Sibucomun34,620
(3.42%)
31,9821.52%782.54 km2
(302.14 sq mi)
44 per km2
(115 per sq mi)
28
Sibutadmun17,645
(1.74%)
16,7830.96%65.57 km2
(25.32 sq mi)
269 per km2
(697 per sq mi)
16
Sindanganmun99,435
(9.83%)
94,1461.05%451.00 km2
(174.13 sq mi)
220 per km2
(571 per sq mi)
52
Sioconmun46,907
(4.64%)
41,6372.30%503.20 km2
(194.29 sq mi)
93 per km2
(241 per sq mi)
26
Sirawaimun28,799
(2.85%)
24,5833.06%222.50 km2
(85.91 sq mi)
129 per km2
(335 per sq mi)
34
Tampilisanmun24,307
(2.40%)
23,0561.01%137.75 km2
(53.19 sq mi)
176 per km2
(457 per sq mi)
20
Zamboanga del Norte Total1,011,393957,9971.04%7,301.00 km2
(2,818.93 sq mi)
139 per km2
(359 per 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 223,577
1918 Dec 3157,2555.76%
1939 Jan 1138,8494.53%
1948 Oct 1167,7001.96%
1960 Feb 15281,4294.66%
1970 May 6409,3793.73%
1975 May 1490,5153.69%
1980 May 1588,0153.69%
1990 May 1676,0211.40%
1995 Sep 1770,6972.49%
2000 May 1823,1301.42%
2007 Aug 1907,2381.35%
2010 May 1957,9972.00%
2015 Aug 11,011,3931.04%

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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