|Zamboanga del Norte PPO Profile|
Zamboanga del Norte comprises the northern portion of the Zamboanga Peninsula. It is bounded on the north and west by Sulu Sea, on the east by Misamis Occidental, and on the south by Zamboanga del Sur. The province occupies a total land area of 6,618 square kilometers (2,555 sq mi). The province's irregular coastline runs some 400 kilometers (250 mi) from north to south.
Zamboanga del Norte is subdivided into 25 municipalities and 2 cities. These are further subdivided into 691 barangays, and clustered into 3 congressional districts.
The main language spoken is Bisaya. Other languages include Subanen, Tausug, Zamboangueño, Tagalog, Spanish, and English.
Zamboanga del Norte has a population of 957,997 according to the 2010 census. Its population density is 130/km². It is ranked 26th among the provinces both in terms of population and population density
About half of the province's land area is devoted to agriculture. Corn, coconut, and rice are the major crops. The province being rich in marine and mineral sources, its fish production has accelerated through the development of fishponds. Commercial fishing has likewise steadily increased through the years, with the yellow fin tuna as the primary species.
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