Zamboanga Sibugay
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Zamboanga Sibugay is a province
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 of the Philippines
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 located in the Zamboanga Peninsula
Zamboanga Peninsula
Zamboanga Peninsula / Western Mindanao is a peninsula and an administrative region in the Philippines. Designated as Region IX, the region consists of three provinces, namely, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay, its component cities of Dipolog, Dapitan, Pagadian, and...

 region
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 in Mindanao
Mindanao
Mindanao is the second largest and easternmost island in the Philippines. It is also the name of one of the three island groups in the country, which consists of the island of Mindanao and smaller surrounding islands. The other two are Luzon and the Visayas. The island of Mindanao is called The...

. Its capital is Ipil
Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Ipil is a 1st class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. It is the capital municipality of Zamboanga Sibugay...

 and it borders Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Norte or simply known as ZANORTE is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. Its capital is Dipolog City and the province borders Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay to the south and Misamis Occidental to the east...

 to the north, Zamboanga del Sur
Zamboanga del Sur
Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. Pagadian City is the capital...

 to the east and Zamboanga City
Zamboanga City
The City of Zamboanga : is a highly urbanized, independent and a chartered city located in Mindanao, Philippines....

 to the southwest. To the south lies Sibuguey Bay
Sibuguey Bay
Sibuguey Bay is a large bay in the southwestern part of Mindanao island, Philippines, at ....

 in the Moro Gulf
Moro Gulf
The Moro Gulf is a sea in Mindanao in the Philippines. It is part of Celebes Sea and is surrounded by the Zamboanga Peninsula and the central part of Mindanao. Sibuguey Bay and Illana Bay are its major branches. Zamboanga City is the most important port city on its coast...

. Zamboanga Sibugay was created in 2001 when the third district of Zamboanga del Sur was carved out of that province. Zamboanga Sibugay is the 79th province created in the Philippines.
As of the 2000 census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

, Zamboanga Sibugay has a population of 497,239 people, and a population density of 161/km².
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Zamboanga Sibugay is a province
Provinces of the Philippines
The Provinces of the Philippines are the primary political and administrative divisions of the Philippines. There are 80 provinces at present, further subdivided into component cities and municipalities. The National Capital Region, as well as independent cities, are autonomous from any provincial...

 of the Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

 located in the Zamboanga Peninsula
Zamboanga Peninsula
Zamboanga Peninsula / Western Mindanao is a peninsula and an administrative region in the Philippines. Designated as Region IX, the region consists of three provinces, namely, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay, its component cities of Dipolog, Dapitan, Pagadian, and...

 region
Regions of the Philippines
In the Philippines, regions are administrative divisions that serve primarily to organize the provinces of the country for administrative convenience. Currently, the archipelagic republic of the Philippines is divided into 17 regions...

 in Mindanao
Mindanao
Mindanao is the second largest and easternmost island in the Philippines. It is also the name of one of the three island groups in the country, which consists of the island of Mindanao and smaller surrounding islands. The other two are Luzon and the Visayas. The island of Mindanao is called The...

. Its capital is Ipil
Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Ipil is a 1st class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. It is the capital municipality of Zamboanga Sibugay...

 and it borders Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Norte or simply known as ZANORTE is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. Its capital is Dipolog City and the province borders Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay to the south and Misamis Occidental to the east...

 to the north, Zamboanga del Sur
Zamboanga del Sur
Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. Pagadian City is the capital...

 to the east and Zamboanga City
Zamboanga City
The City of Zamboanga : is a highly urbanized, independent and a chartered city located in Mindanao, Philippines....

 to the southwest. To the south lies Sibuguey Bay
Sibuguey Bay
Sibuguey Bay is a large bay in the southwestern part of Mindanao island, Philippines, at ....

 in the Moro Gulf
Moro Gulf
The Moro Gulf is a sea in Mindanao in the Philippines. It is part of Celebes Sea and is surrounded by the Zamboanga Peninsula and the central part of Mindanao. Sibuguey Bay and Illana Bay are its major branches. Zamboanga City is the most important port city on its coast...

. Zamboanga Sibugay was created in 2001 when the third district of Zamboanga del Sur was carved out of that province. Zamboanga Sibugay is the 79th province created in the Philippines.

Demographics

As of the 2000 census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

, Zamboanga Sibugay has a population of 497,239 people, and a population density of 161/km². It is ranked 29th among the provinces of the Philippines in terms of both population and population density. The annual population growth rate is 2.09%.

The major languages spoken in the province are Subanen, Cebuano
Cebuano language
Cebuano, referred to by most of its speakers as Bisaya , is an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines by about 20 million people mostly in the Central Visayas. It is the most widely spoken of the languages within the so-named Bisayan subgroup and is closely related to other Filipino...

, Ilonggo and Zamboangueño/Chavacano
Chavacano language
Chavacano or Chabacano, sometimes referred to by linguists as Philippine Creole Spanish, is a Spanish-based creole language spoken in the Philippines...

. Tagalog
Tagalog language
Tagalog is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a third of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by most of the rest. It is the first language of the Philippine region IV and of Metro Manila...

, Ilocano and other ethnic tongues are spoken as well, as is English
English language
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.

Economy

The leading industries are in the areas of bakery, rice and corn milling, food processing, and rattan and wood furniture production. New industries include concrete products, garments, wax and candle factory, and other cottage industries.

Major crops produced include rice, corn, coconuts, rubber, fruit trees, vegetables, tobacco, coffee, cacao, and root crops. Livestock and poultry productions are predominantly small-scale backyard operations.Coal mining is also present in some areas of the province.

Geography

Zamboanga Sibugay Province has an approximate total land area of 3228.3 km². It is geographically located at 123o 04’ 49.75” longitude and at 7o 42’ 14.89” latitude. To the north it intersects the common municipal boundaries of Kalawit, Tampilisan, and Godad in Zamboanga del Norte. In the west, it is bounded by the municipalities of Siraway, Siocon, and Balinguian, and the province of Zamboanga del Norte. On the south it is bounded by Sibuguey Bay. In the east, the municipalities of Bayog and Kumalarang both in the province of Zamboanga del Sur bound it. It is further bounded on the southwest by Zamboanga City.

Political

Zamboanga Sibugay Province is subdivided into 16 municipalities.
  • Alicia
    Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Alicia is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 29,954 people in 5,663 households.-Barangays:Alicia is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.* Alegria...

  • Buug
    Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Buug is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 33,623 people in 6,671 households.-Barangays:Buug is politically subdivided into 27 barangays....

  • Diplahan
    Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Diplahan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 28,010 people.-Barangays:Diplahan is politically subdivided into 22 barangays.* Balangao* Butong* Ditay...

  • Imelda
    Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Imelda is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. The town is named in honor of the former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos.-Demographics:...

  • Ipil
    Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Ipil is a 1st class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. It is the capital municipality of Zamboanga Sibugay...

  • Kabasalan
    Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Kabasalan is a 3rd-class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 37,619 people in 7,216 households.-Barangays:Kabasalan is politically subdivided into 29 barangays....

  • Mabuhay
    Mabuhay, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Mabuhay is a 5th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 25,199 people in 3,964 households.-Barangays:Mabuhay is politically subdivided into 18 barangays.-External links:...

  • Malangas
    Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Malangas is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. The town is generally rolling near the shorelines and mountainous in the hinterland with some patches of flat land located within the mangroves near the shorelines...

  • Naga
    Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Naga is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 35,176 people in 6,468 households.-Barangays:Naga is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.-External links:**...

  • Olutanga
    Olutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Olutanga is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2008 census, it has a population of 29,803 people in 4,037 households.-Barangays:Olutanga Municipality 19 barangays.* Bateria* Calais* Esperanza...

  • Payao
    Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Payao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 27,036 people in 5,381 households.-Barangays:Payao is politically subdivided into 29 barangays.* Balian* Balogo...

  • Roseller T. Lim
    Roseller Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Roseller Lim is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 34,152 people in 6,478 households...

  • Siay
    Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Siay is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 32,844 people in 6,238 households.-Barangays:Siay is politically subdivided into 29 barangays.* Bagong Silang...

  • Talusan
    Talusan, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Talusan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 18,394 people in 3,141 households.-Barangays:Talusan is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.* Aurora...

  • Titay
    Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Titay is a 5th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 39,730 people in 7,802 households.-Barangays:Titay is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.* Achasol* Azusano...

  • Tungawan
    Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay
    Tungawan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 33,194 people in 6,453 households....



  • These municipalities are further subdivided into 389 barangay
    Barangay
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    s. The province comprises two (2) congressional district
    Congressional district
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    s.

    Physical

    Zamboanga Sibugay Province has a land area of 3,087.9 km². It is geographically located at 123°04'49"N and 7°42'14"E. It is bounded on the north and west by Zamboanga del Norte
    Zamboanga del Norte
    Zamboanga del Norte or simply known as ZANORTE is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. Its capital is Dipolog City and the province borders Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay to the south and Misamis Occidental to the east...

    ; on the east by Zamboanga del Sur
    Zamboanga del Sur
    Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. Pagadian City is the capital...

    ; on the south by the Sibuguey Bay
    Sibuguey Bay
    Sibuguey Bay is a large bay in the southwestern part of Mindanao island, Philippines, at ....

    ; and on the southwest by Zamboanga City
    Zamboanga City
    The City of Zamboanga : is a highly urbanized, independent and a chartered city located in Mindanao, Philippines....

    .

    The climatic condition of the province is moderately normal (climate type III). Annual rainfall varies from 1,599 mm to 3,500 mm. Temperature is relatively warm and constant throughout the year ranging from 22o C to 35o C. The province is situated outside the country's typhoon belt.

    History

    Zamboanga Sibugay was formerly part of Zamboanga del Sur
    Zamboanga del Sur
    Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. Pagadian City is the capital...

    . Attempts to divide Zamboanga del Sur into separate provinces date as far back as the 1960s. Several bills were filed in Philippine Congress, but remained unacted. The new province was finally created by Republic Act
    Republic Acts of the Philippines
    This article contains a partial list of Philippine laws. Philippine laws have had various nomenclature designations at different periods in the history of the Philippines, as shown in the following table:...

     No. 8973 on February 24, 2001. George Hofer was elected as its first governor in 2001. In the 2010 local elections, Governor Hofer's daughter, Dulce Ann k. Hofer, the incumbent Second District Representative lost the gubernatorial race to Rommel Jalosjos.

    Governors

    Name Term Political Party
    George T. Hofer June 30, 2001-June 30, 2010 Lakas-CMD
    Rommel G. Jalosjos June 30, 2010-present Nacionalista Party
    Nacionalista Party
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