Zamboanga Del Norte is a province of the Philippines occupying the nothern stretch of
the Zamboanga Peninsula Region. It borders Misamis Occidental to
the east, Zamboanga Del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay to the south.
Sulu Sea is borders the north and west of the province. Its topography
is mostly hilly and mountainous with narrow scattered flat coastal areas and river valleys. The eastern side has Type IV
climate - rainfall more or less evenly distributed throughout the year while the western part experience Type III
climate - seasons not very pronounced, relatively dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Zamboanga Del Norte Provincial Capitol
Economic Profile, Products, and Industries
The province is one of the provinces with very high poverty incidence. It stood at 67.5 in 2006, the
third highest in the country.
Agricultural production of Zamboanga Del Norte in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Zamboanga Del Norte in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
A total of 35 banks were operating in the province with total deposits of 6.4 billion pesos.
See List of Zamboanga Del Norte Cities and Municipalities
Its good typhoon-free climate is ideal for high value commercial crops such
as rubber, cacao, coffee, sweet corn, other fruits and vegetables.
Goat and cattle raising as well as processing of halal foods have great potential
not only for domestic consumption but also for export.
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Zamboanga Del Norte
- Dakak Beach Resort and Rizal Shrine in Dapitan City
- Linabo Peak in Dipolog City
Capitol photo credit to zamboangadelnorte.com
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