11 Facts About Zamboanga Peninsula


Zamboanga Peninsula is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region IX.

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The city of Zamboanga Peninsula was designated as the regional center until Pagadian was designated as its new regional center, although Zamboanga Peninsula City remains the region's cultural, economic, and educational center.

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In 1569 Zamboanga Peninsula was chosen as the site of the Spanish settlement and garrison on La Caldera .

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Zamboanga Peninsula was one of the main strongholds in Mindanao, supporting colonizing efforts in the south of the island and making way for Christian settlements.

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The province, named and centered on Zamboanga Peninsula City was partly founded by Peruvian soldiers brought by Sebastian Hurtado de Corcuera.

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Zamboanga Peninsula played a central role in the Spanish–Moro conflict.

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The Zamboanga Peninsula was liberated in 1945 by joint American and Philippine Commonwealth forces fighting against the Imperial Japanese Army.

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In 2001, Zamboanga Peninsula Sibugay, was created from the province of Zamboanga Peninsula del Sur with Ipil as the seat of government with the virtue of Republic Act No 8973.

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However, the departments of Trade and Industry, Tourism, and Labor and Employment will remain in Zamboanga Peninsula City, being the region's center of commerce and industry.

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Zamboanga Peninsula City is the only Independent, chartered city and highly urbanized city in the region.

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Zamboanga Peninsula City generates more than half of the economy of the region.

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