Zamboanga del Sur

Coordinates: 7°50′N 123°15′E / 7.83°N 123.25°E / 7.83; 123.25
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Zamboanga del Sur
Province of Zamboanga del Sur
(from top: left to right) Santa Cruz Island, Pagadian City, and Bayog town.
Flag of Zamboanga del Sur
Official seal of Zamboanga del Sur
Location in the Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°50′N 123°15′E / 7.83°N 123.25°E / 7.83; 123.25
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
  • June 6, 1952 (Divide)
  • September 17, 1952 (Foundation Day)
Largest CityZamboanga City
 • GovernorVictor Yu (PDPLBN)
 • Vice GovernorRoseller Ariosa (PDPLBN)
 • LegislatureZamboanga del Sur Provincial Board
 • Total4,499.46 km2 (1,737.25 sq mi)
 • Rank25th out of 81
 (excluding Zamboanga City)
Highest elevation1,532 m (5,026 ft)
 (2020 census)
 • Total1,050,668
 • Rank26th out of 81
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
  • Rank42nd out of 81
 (excluding Zamboanga City)
 • Independent cities
 • Component cities
 • Municipalities
 • Barangays
  • 681
  • 779 (including Zamboanga City)
 • Districts
Time zoneUTC+8 (PHT)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)62
ISO 3166 codePH-ZAS
Spoken languages
Income classification1st class

Zamboanga del Sur (Filipino: Katimugang Zamboanga), officially the Province of Zamboanga del Sur, is a province in the Philippines. It is in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. Its capital is the city of Pagadian. It is grouped with the very urbanized City of Zamboanga but the two are geographically separated from each other. The city also has its own government.

The province borders Zamboanga del Norte to the north, Zamboanga Sibugay to the west, Misamis Occidental to the northeast, and Lanao del Norte to the east. To the south is the Moro Gulf.

References[change | change source]

  1. "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on May 18, 2001. Retrieved 16 July 2014.