Sister Cities of the World

Sister cities of Zamboanga City

The City of Zamboanga ( Subanon: Sembwangan, Chavacano: Ciudad de Zamboanga, Tagalog: Lungsod ng Zamboanga) is a highly urbanized city located in Mindanao, Philippines. It has a population of more than 807,129 according to the 2010 census. Zamboanga is the 6th most populous and 3rd largest city by land area in the Philippines. It is the commercial and industrial center of the Zamboanga Peninsula.

Zamboanga was formerly known as Sembwangan in Subanon and the center of Subanon tribe and culture during the pre-hispanic times. It was then capital of the former Moro Province, now Mindanao, from 1903 to 1913. On October 12, 1936, Zamboanga became a chartered city under Commonwealth Act No. 39. It was formally inaugurated on February 26, 1937 which was declared a local holiday. Known for Hispanic influences in its culture, it bears the nickname "Asia's Latin City."

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