Zamboanga City is located at the southernmost tip of Zamboanga Peninsula on the island of Mindanao. It is the sixth largest city in the country in terms of population. The City’s population as of 2007 Census is 774,407. The city population growth rate is 3.56% (2.3% natural increase and 1.26% net migration increase).
Of the 117 cities in the Philippines, Zamboanga City is the third largest in terms of land area.
Zamboanga City is the third largest city in the country in terms of land area. Its total land area is 1,483.3849 square kilometers (78.10 sq.km. urban area and 1,405.2849 sq.km rural area). The breakdown of the total land area is: 45.9% agriculture, 32.24% forestland, 9.43% protected area, 6.51% residential, 0.15% commercial, 0.12% industrial, and 5.65% others.
The City has big forest cover and watersheds that can be expanded—there is a proposal/plan to develop new watershed areas. There is also an ongoing formulation and implementation of co-management of the City’s watersheds and forest areas. The existence of a watershed or forest cover guarantees the long-term sustainability of the agri-marine industries and the water supply in Zamboanga City. It also opens eco-tourism potentials for selected sites in the forest.
SOURCE: Office of the City Planning and Development Coordinator
The Interim Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in Zamboanga City has been created by virtue of DENR Department Administrative Order No. 2008-27 in December 2008 and its Office is located at Pasonanca Park,and the two (2) Community and Environment and Natural Resources Offices East and West were created pursuant To DENR Department Administrative Order No. 2003-37 in August 2003 to coincide with the creation of the 2nd District of Zamboanga City.
CENRO East is situated at Lantawan, Pasonanca while CENRO West is at Gen. Vicente Alvarez Street, Zamboanga City.
Priority Programs and Projects
National Greening Program
Protected Areas Management
For inquiries please feel free to visit or contact us at:
Address: Pasonanca Park, Zamboanga City
Contact Nos.: Tel No.: (062) 955-0397
Fax: (062) 985-1551