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Zamboanga

(sām'bōäng`gä), city (1990 pop. 442,345), Zamboanga del Sur prov., SW Mindanao, the Philippines, at the tip of the Zamboanga peninsula, on Basilan Strait. One of the chief cities of MindanaoMindanao
, island (1990 pop. 13,535,738), 36,537 sq mi (94,631 sq km), second largest of the Philippine islands, NE of Borneo. About one fifth of the island's population is Muslim (see Moros).
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 and a busy seaport, it is the hub of a major iron-producing and lumbering area, which has large-scale rubber cultivation, plywood mills, and resin plants. The city is situated at the foot of high mountains. Although it is in a mostly Muslim area (see MorosMoros
[Span.,=Moors], group of Muslim natives, numbering about 3.8 million, of Mindanao, the Sulu Archipelago, and Palawan in the Philippines and of Borneo, who were converted in the great missionary extension of Islam from India in the 15th and 16th cent.
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), the city is predominantly Christian. Points of interest include a 16th-century Spanish fort and the mosque at Talangkusay, a famous Moro ceremonial center. The city has at times been the scene of fighting between Muslim Moro rebels and government forces.

Zamboanga

 

a city and port in the Philippines, in the southwest of the island of Mindanao; administrative center of Zamboanga del Sur Province. Population, 188,000 (1970). Zamboanga is a center for the sawmill and wood-products industry and has food and clothing enterprises. Agricultural products (copra, coconut, and abaca fiber) and timber are exported. Zamboanga was founded in 1635 as a Spanish fort.

Zamboanga

a port in the Philippines, on SW Mindanao on Basilan Strait: founded by the Spanish in 1635; tourist centre, with fisheries. Pop.: 716 000 (2005 est.)
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'The people of Zamboanga City and nearby areas can look forward to a state-of-the-art baseload power plant right here in the city to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity,' he said.
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Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said he had ordered the fast implementation of the four evacuation facilities located in the Municipality of Cabatangan in Zamboanga City; Municipalities of Labangan and Dinas in Zamboanga del Sur; and in the Municipality of Siocon in Zamboanga del Norte.
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