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CITY OF ZAMBOANGA (ZAMBOANGA)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   It is located at the southernmost tip of the Zamboanga Peninsula and is bounded in the north by the provinces of Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Norte, in the west by the Sulu Sea, in the east by Sibugay Bay, and in the south by the Basilan Strait


ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Zamboanga International Airport
    Nearest seaport:   Zamboanga International Seaport
    Major road networks:


CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
Tropical wet and dry climate under the Koppen climate classification; March to May is hot and dry, with temperature at 32 to 34 degrees Celsius, while in June to October is rainy, and November to February is cool, with temperatures ranging from 22 to 28 degrees Celsius


HOTELS AND RESORTS:   
A Zenith Royale Hotel;Astoria Hotel;Garden Orchid Hotel;GC Hotel;Hermosa Hotel;Hotel Guillermo;Hotel Perlita;Hotel Preciosa;Jardin de la Viña Hotel;Lantaka Hotel by the Sea;Marcian Business Hotel;Marcian Garden Hotel;Paradise Hotel;Sky Park Hotel;Yangs Hotel;Pension Houses;La Casa Maria Pension House;Cecille's Pension House;Viva Pension House


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:   
Fort Pilar; Pettit Barracks;The Modern Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception; The Old Normal School Building; St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish Church; Taluksangay Mosque; the Zamboanga City Hall;Sta. Cruz Island; Paseo del Mar;Pasonanca Park;Jardin de Maria Clara;Cawa-Cawa Boulevard; Zamboanga Golf and Country Club;Plaza Pershing; Yakan Weaving Center;Taluksangay Mosque;Serenity Falls;Salahuddin Mosque


FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
Dia de Zamboanga;Eid al-Fitr/Hari Raya Puasa;Zamboanga Hermosa Festival;Fiesta de La Immaculada Concepcion;


ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Subanens;Tausugs;Yakans;Samals;Badjaos


LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Zamboangueno Chavacano;Tagalog;Bisaya;Cebuana;Tausug;English;Fookien;Philippine-Spanish Creole


RELIGION:  
Roman Catholic; Protestants;Orthodox Christians; Buddhism; Islam


FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:


COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:  
PLDT-Smart;


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:  
Mindpro Citimall;Yubenco Star Mall;Southway Square;Shoppers' Center;Midtown Plaza Mall
    Popular establishments:   Greenwich;McDonald's;KFC;Caltex Station;Shell Station
    Entertainment venues:   Garden Orchid Convention Center, Marcian Convention Center;Zamboanga City Colliseum in Tetuan;Zamboanga City Convention Center;Astoria Regency in Pasonanca;Patio Palmeras Convention Centers;Joaquin F. Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex


BANKS:  
Allied Bank; Asia United Bank, Banco De Oro; Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Philippine Islands, China Banking Corporation, China Savings Bank, Development Bank of the Philippines, East West Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Metro Bank, Philippine Bank of Communications, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Postal Savings Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Security Bank, Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank

UNIVERSITIES:  
AMA Computer University, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Pilar College, Universidad de Zamboanga; Western Mindanao State University; Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College; Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology


HOSPITALS:  
Brent Hospital and Colleges, Inc;Zamboanga City Medical Center;Zamboanga Doctors' Hospital;Ciudad Medical Zamboanga;Western Mindanao Medical Center;Universidad de Zamboanga Community Medical Center;Zamboanga City Red Cross;Zamboanga Peninsula Medical Center;Zamboanga Children's Hospital

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
    Utilities:
    Transportation/Travel:
    Education:
    Health:


PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Davao City Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:   65
    LIRA MOA:


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:  
Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone Authority
    Government agencies/branch offices:   Bureau of Immigration;DTI;NBI;BIR;LTO;SSS


LINKS:  
http://www.zamboanga.gov.ph/; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamboanga

 

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