Zambales is located at the western side of Central Luzon. It is bounded on the north by Pangasinan,
on the east by Tarlac and Pampanga, on the south by Bataan, and on the west by Luzon Sea. Terrain is mountainous with narrow coastal plains.
Highest elevation is the 2,037-meter High Peak followed by the 1,604-meter Mt. Iba, both located east of the capital town of
Iba. Climate is characterized by two pronounced seasons: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Zambales Provincial Capitol
Famous People from Zambales
Economic Profile, Products, and Industries
- Ramon Magsaysay - Considered as the most popular president
- Richard Gordon - Senator, Tourism Secretary
- Gerald Anderson - Movie and television actor
- Gladys Guevarra - Movie and television actress
- Jake Vargas - Movie and television actor
Agriculture is the main economic activity in the province.
Farm and fishery production of Zambales in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Zambales in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
The province is home to Hanjin Shipbuilding Plant - one of the largest foreign investments in the country. Subic
freeport zone is the site of many export companies such as Acer Computer Company. The freeport is hoped to become a major gateway
of Philippine foreign trade and a transhipment point in Asia. Mining is a major source of income. The province is endowed
with mineral reserves of chromite, gold, and silver. Tourism is another source of livelihood. There were 58 banks in the province
with total deposits of 18.8 billion pesos in 2007.
With its rich mineral resources, fine beaches, and as host to a freeport, Zambales is an ideal place to do business
of all kinds. Specifically, export-import, mining and mineral processing, garments and fashion accessories, electronics and
machineries, tourism-related projects, housing, and food processing are the most viable investments to go into.
See List of Zambales municipalities and city
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Zambales Province
- Subic Bay Freeport Zone - in Olongapo City, home to rainforests, resorts, dive sites, and duty free shops.
- Grande Island - also in Olongapo City
- Magsaysay Ancestral House - Castillejos
- Botolan Church
- Palauig Beach
- Capones Island
Capitol photo credit to panoramio.com
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