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The City of Zamboanga is a highly urbanized city located in Mindanao island. It has a population of more than 807,129 according to the latest NSO census. Zamboanga is the 6th most populous and 3rd largest city by land area in the Philippines. It is the commercial and industrial center of Zamboanga Peninsula. Known for Hispanic influences in its culture, it bears the nickname "Asia's Latin City." Chavacano, a Spanish-derived language, is widely spoken in the city. English, Tagalog, and Bisaya are also used by the residents
Zamboanga's exports include rubber, pearls, copra, mahogany, fish, abaca, and fruits. Seaweed production plants in Zamboanga, along with Cebú and Southern Luzon, produce most of the world's supply of carrageenan. Seventy-five percent of the country's eucheuma and kappaphycus seaweed is produced mostly in the Zamboanga peninsula and the Sulu archipelago. Zamboanga is noted as the Sardines Capital of the Philippines because 8 out of 11 sardines companies in the country are operating in the city. The canning factories are converged in the west coast of the city. Sardine fishing and processing account for about 70 percent of the city's economy. Situated at the western tip of the Mindanao mainland, Zamboanga is a natural docking point for vessels traversing the rich fishing grounds of the Zamboanga peninsula and the Sulu archipelago.
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