Zamboanga del Norte is a province in the Philippines situated within the Zamboanga Peninsula Region in Mindanao. It is the largest province of the Zamboanga Peninsula in terms of land area. Its capital is Dipolog City. Dubbed as the Twin-City Province, Zamboanga del Norte has been made famous by the beauty and charm of the Orchid City of Dipolog and the historic, rustic quaintness of the Shrine City of Dapitan.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province has a mild and moderate climate due to evenly distributed rainfall throughout the year. Its southern portion has a longer dry season.
The best time to visit Zamboanga del Norte is in the month of October.
The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Zamboanga del Norte provinceis divided into 25 Municipalities and 2 Component Cities:
There is 1 outlying island surrounding the mainland of Zamboanga del Norte which is under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Zamboanga del Norte province:
If you plan to visit the Province of Zamboanga del Norte, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Zamboanga del Norte throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Zamboanga del Norte province.
Where in the Philippines is Zamboanga del Norte located?
Zamboanga del Norte is located on the northern portion of the Zamboanga Peninsula in western Mindanao.
Is Zamboanga del Norte a city or province?
Zamboanga del Norte is a province.
What is the Capital of Zamboanga del Norte?
The capital of Zamboanga del Norte is Dipolog.
What is Zamboanga del Norte famous or known for?
Zamboanga del Norte is famous or known for Dakak Beach Resort and Dapitan (Jose Rizal’s place of exile).
How do I get to Zamboanga del Norte?
There are several ways to get to Zamboanga del Norte, the most common being from Manila:
- Plane to Dipolog | 1.5 hours | $52-$190
- Car ferry to Ozamiz | 33.5 hours | $36-$100 + Bus to Dapitan | 3 hours | $4
How many islands are in Zamboanga del Norte?
There is 1 island in the Zamboanga del Norte province.
What does Zamboanga mean?
Zamboanga is a Hispanicized termof the word “samboangan”, a Sinama term for “mooring place”.
How Safe is Traveling in Zamboanga del Norte?
Zamboanga del Norte is generally safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Zamboanga del Norte the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Zamboanga del Norte province is considered tropical with rainfall evenly distributed throughout the year.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…
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