Department Of Education Zamboanga City
Department Of Education Zamboanga City, Zamboanga City, officially the City of Zamboanga, , is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 861,799 people. It is the 6th most populous and 3rd largest city by land area in the Philippines. It is the commercial and industrial center of the Zamboanga Peninsula Region.Zamboanga City is an independent, chartered city and was designated highly urbanized on November 22, 1983.
Zamboanga City used to be known as Samboangan in historical records. The area was inhabited by the Subanen people during pre-Hispanic times and was the site of trade among the Chinese, Malays and different native ethnic groups around the area. In 1635, Spanish officers and soldiers, along with Visayan laborers, settled in the area and construction began on Fort San José (what is now known as Fort Pilar) to protect the inhabitants of the area from Moro piracy. In 1662, the Spanish garrison was recalled to Manila in order to improve defences against the threat of an invasion of the Philippines by the Chinese pirate Koxinga and the fort was abandoned. The Spanish returned to Zamboanga in 1718 and rebuilding of the fort began the following year. The fort would serve as defence for the Christian settlement against Moro pirates and foreign invaders for the next years. In 1831, a customs clearing house was established, opening up the city to international trade.