Zamboanga del Sur

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Zamboanga del Sur
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities1
Municipalities26
Barangays [note]583
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea, Bohol Sea
Area (2007) [note]4,499.46 km2 (1,737.25 sq mi)
Population (2015) [note]1,010,674
Density (2015) [note]225 / km2 (582 / sq mi)
[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

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

The province has a land area of 4,499.46 square kilometers or 1,737.25 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,010,674. This represented 27.84% 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 225 inhabitants per square kilometer or 582 inhabitants per square mile.

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Zamboanga del Sur is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Zamboanga del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Iligan Bay, Lanao del Norte, Ilana Bay, Moro Gulf, and Dumanquilias Bay, Zamboanga Sibugay.

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Local government units

Zamboanga del Sur has 26 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 583. The City of Zamboanga City is commonly grouped with the province, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Auroramunicipality50,75548,4340.90%180.95 km2 (69.87 sq mi)280 / km2 (726 / sq mi)44
Bayogmunicipality33,59130,0482.14%356.40 km2 (137.61 sq mi)94 / km2 (244 / sq mi)28
Dimatalingmunicipality30,08127,7151.57%141.80 km2 (54.75 sq mi)212 / km2 (549 / sq mi)24
Dinasmunicipality35,50434,7680.40%121.10 km2 (46.76 sq mi)293 / km2 (759 / sq mi)30
Dumalinaomunicipality32,01330,6910.81%117.64 km2 (45.42 sq mi)272 / km2 (705 / sq mi)30
Dumingagmunicipality47,48546,5000.40%297.75 km2 (114.96 sq mi)159 / km2 (413 / sq mi)44
Guiposmunicipality20,72919,7710.90%90.53 km2 (34.95 sq mi)229 / km2 (593 / sq mi)17
Josefinamunicipality11,79910,8261.65%56.35 km2 (21.76 sq mi)209 / km2 (542 / sq mi)14
Kumalarangmunicipality28,46928,2100.17%151.49 km2 (58.49 sq mi)188 / km2 (487 / sq mi)18
Labanganmunicipality41,79039,1681.24%157.90 km2 (60.97 sq mi)265 / km2 (685 / sq mi)25
Lakewoodmunicipality20,37419,6450.70%201.30 km2 (77.72 sq mi)101 / km2 (262 / sq mi)14
Lapuyanmunicipality27,26426,1750.78%329.00 km2 (127.03 sq mi)83 / km2 (215 / sq mi)26
Mahayagmunicipality46,51645,0150.63%194.90 km2 (75.25 sq mi)239 / km2 (618 / sq mi)29
Margosatubigmunicipality37,87335,5961.19%111.69 km2 (43.12 sq mi)339 / km2 (878 / sq mi)17
Midsalipmunicipality32,07531,4670.37%161.56 km2 (62.38 sq mi)199 / km2 (514 / sq mi)33
Molavemunicipality52,00648,9391.16%251.50 km2 (97.10 sq mi)207 / km2 (536 / sq mi)25
Pagadiancity (CC), capital, regional center199,060186,8521.21%378.80 km2 (146.26 sq mi)526 / km2 (1,361 / sq mi)54
Pitogomunicipality27,05725,5021.13%95.94 km2 (37.04 sq mi)282 / km2 (730 / sq mi)15
Ramon Magsaysaymunicipality26,60626,1940.30%113.70 km2 (43.90 sq mi)234 / km2 (606 / sq mi)27
San Miguelmunicipality19,20518,2580.97%181.59 km2 (70.11 sq mi)106 / km2 (274 / sq mi)18
San Pablomunicipality26,10626,500-0.28%149.90 km2 (57.88 sq mi)174 / km2 (451 / sq mi)28
Sominotmunicipality18,53716,6522.06%111.52 km2 (43.06 sq mi)166 / km2 (430 / sq mi)18
Tabinamunicipality25,06124,1100.74%86.90 km2 (33.55 sq mi)288 / km2 (747 / sq mi)15
Tambuligmunicipality36,16034,8830.69%130.65 km2 (50.44 sq mi)277 / km2 (717 / sq mi)31
Tigbaomunicipality20,97919,3001.60%120.69 km2 (46.60 sq mi)174 / km2 (450 / sq mi)18
Tukuranmunicipality39,82037,8830.95%144.91 km2 (55.95 sq mi)275 / km2 (712 / sq mi)25
Vincenzo A. Sagunmunicipality23,75920,5832.77%63.00 km2 (24.32 sq mi)377 / km2 (977 / sq mi)14
Zamboanga del Sur Total1,010,674959,6850.99%4,499.46 km2 (1,737.25 sq mi)225 / km2 (582 / sq mi)583

Historical population

The population of Zamboanga del Sur grew from 345,118 in 1960 to 1,010,674 in 2015, an increase of 665,556 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.99%, or an increase of 50,989 people, from the previous population of 959,685 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
49,337
15,139-7.19%
69,7987.94%
121,5905.86%
345,1189.61%
454,2832.72%
484,9131.32%
561,3612.97%
695,7412.17%
766,9181.84%
836,2171.87%
914,2781.24%
959,6851.78%
1,010,6740.99%

National roads

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

Primary Roads

  • Junction Aurora-Ozamis City Road
  • Junction Blancia-Molave-Josefina Road
  • Lanao-Pagadian-Zamboanga City Road
  • Pagadian City-Zamboanga City Road
  • Tucuran Junction-Karomatan Junction Road

Secondary Roads

  • Sindangan-Siayan-Dumingag-Mahayag Road (Mahayag-Dumingag Section)

Tertiary Roads

  • Eastern Bobongan-Sominot-Midsalip-Dumingag Road
  • Imelda-Bayog-Kumalarang-Lapuyan-Margosatubig Road
  • Junction Aurora-Monte Alegre-Junction Labangan Road
  • Junction Dumalinao-Margosatubig Road
  • Junction Pulacan-Military Camp Road
  • Junction Switch-Junction Monte Alegre Road
  • Junction Tubod-Lakewood Road
  • Pagadian City Airport Road
  • Pagadian City Wharf Road
  • Sindangan-Bayog-Lakewood Road
  • Zamboanga del Sur Coastal Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,010,674, ranked 27 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,737.25 square kilometers, ranked 26 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 225 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 38 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.99%, ranked 70 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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