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Zamboanga del Sur

Zamboanga del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Zamboanga Peninsula region in Mindanao. Its capital is Pagadian City[?] and 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.

Facts and Figures¹
Founded: June 6, 1952
2000 census—1,437,941 (16th largest).
Density—290 per km² (23rd highest).
Area: 4,964.1 km² (20th largest)
Highly-urbanized Cities—1.
Component Cities—1.
Congressional districts—2, plus the district of Zamboanga City.
Governor[?]: Aurora E. Cerilles (2001-2004)
¹ Data includes Zamboanga City.

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Zamboanga del Sur is subdivided into 26 municipalities and 2 cities.

Zamboanga City is actually autonomous of the province and is only loosely associated with it. The city residents do not vote for provincial officials and they have their own representative to the Congress of the Philippines[?].





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