Zamboanga del Sur

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Zamboanga del Sur
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
CapitalPagadian
Total local government units
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities1
Municipalities26
Barangays [note]681
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 per km2
(582 per sq. mi)
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[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. The 2015 Census records its population as 1,010,674 representing 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 such figures, the population density is computed at 225 inhabitants per square kilometer or 582 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

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.

Local government units

Zamboanga del Sur has 26 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 681. 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.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Auroramun50,755
(5.02%)
48,4340.90%180.95 km2
(69.87 sq mi)
280 per km2
(726 per sq mi)
44
Bayogmun33,591
(3.32%)
30,0482.14%356.40 km2
(137.61 sq mi)
94 per km2
(244 per sq mi)
28
Dimatalingmun30,081
(2.98%)
27,7151.57%141.80 km2
(54.75 sq mi)
212 per km2
(549 per sq mi)
24
Dinasmun35,504
(3.51%)
34,7680.40%121.10 km2
(46.76 sq mi)
293 per km2
(759 per sq mi)
30
Dumalinaomun32,013
(3.17%)
30,6910.81%117.64 km2
(45.42 sq mi)
272 per km2
(705 per sq mi)
30
Dumingagmun47,485
(4.70%)
46,5000.40%297.75 km2
(114.96 sq mi)
159 per km2
(413 per sq mi)
44
Guiposmun20,729
(2.05%)
19,7710.90%90.53 km2
(34.95 sq mi)
229 per km2
(593 per sq mi)
17
Josefinamun11,799
(1.17%)
10,8261.65%56.35 km2
(21.76 sq mi)
209 per km2
(542 per sq mi)
14
Kumalarangmun28,469
(2.82%)
28,2100.17%151.49 km2
(58.49 sq mi)
188 per km2
(487 per sq mi)
18
Labanganmun41,790
(4.13%)
39,1681.24%157.90 km2
(60.97 sq mi)
265 per km2
(685 per sq mi)
25
Lakewoodmun20,374
(2.02%)
19,6450.70%201.30 km2
(77.72 sq mi)
101 per km2
(262 per sq mi)
14
Lapuyanmun27,264
(2.70%)
26,1750.78%329.00 km2
(127.03 sq mi)
83 per km2
(215 per sq mi)
26
Mahayagmun46,516
(4.60%)
45,0150.63%194.90 km2
(75.25 sq mi)
239 per km2
(618 per sq mi)
29
Margosatubigmun37,873
(3.75%)
35,5961.19%111.69 km2
(43.12 sq mi)
339 per km2
(878 per sq mi)
17
Midsalipmun32,075
(3.17%)
31,4670.37%161.56 km2
(62.38 sq mi)
199 per km2
(514 per sq mi)
33
Molavemun52,006
(5.15%)
48,9391.16%251.50 km2
(97.10 sq mi)
207 per km2
(536 per sq mi)
25
Pagadiancity (CC), capital, regional center199,060
(19.70%)
186,8521.21%378.80 km2
(146.26 sq mi)
526 per km2
(1,361 per sq mi)
54
Pitogomun27,057
(2.68%)
25,5021.13%95.94 km2
(37.04 sq mi)
282 per km2
(730 per sq mi)
15
Ramon Magsaysaymun26,606
(2.63%)
26,1940.30%113.70 km2
(43.90 sq mi)
234 per km2
(606 per sq mi)
27
San Miguelmun19,205
(1.90%)
18,2580.97%181.59 km2
(70.11 sq mi)
106 per km2
(274 per sq mi)
18
San Pablomun26,106
(2.58%)
26,500-0.28%149.90 km2
(57.88 sq mi)
174 per km2
(451 per sq mi)
28
Sominotmun18,537
(1.83%)
16,6522.06%111.52 km2
(43.06 sq mi)
166 per km2
(430 per sq mi)
18
Tabinamun25,061
(2.48%)
24,1100.74%86.90 km2
(33.55 sq mi)
288 per km2
(747 per sq mi)
15
Tambuligmun36,160
(3.58%)
34,8830.69%130.65 km2
(50.44 sq mi)
277 per km2
(717 per sq mi)
31
Tigbaomun20,979
(2.08%)
19,3001.60%120.69 km2
(46.60 sq mi)
174 per km2
(450 per sq mi)
18
Tukuranmun39,820
(3.94%)
37,8830.95%144.91 km2
(55.95 sq mi)
275 per km2
(712 per sq mi)
25
Vincenzo A. Sagunmun23,759
(2.35%)
20,5832.77%63.00 km2
(24.32 sq mi)
377 per km2
(977 per sq mi)
14
Zamboanga Citycity (HUC)861,799
(–)
807,1291.26%1,414.70 km2
(546.22 sq mi)
609 per km2
(1,578 per sq mi)
98
Zamboanga del Sur Total [1]1,010,674959,6850.99%4,499.46 km2
(1,737.25 sq mi)
225 per km2
(582 per sq mi)
681
  1. [1]Totals exclude the highly urbanized city of Zamboanga
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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 249,337
1918 Dec 3115,139-7.19%
1939 Jan 169,7987.94%
1948 Oct 1121,5905.86%
1960 Feb 15345,1189.61%
1970 May 6454,2832.72%
1975 May 1484,9131.32%
1980 May 1561,3612.97%
1990 May 1695,7412.17%
1995 Sep 1766,9181.84%
2000 May 1836,2171.87%
2007 Aug 1914,2781.24%
2010 May 1959,6851.78%
2015 Aug 11,010,6740.99%

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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