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Overview

People Here Are Called: Zambalenos

Known as: Chromite Capital of the Philippines

Known for:

Mangoes, Olongapo --once the site of the biggest U.S. naval base in Asia and the Freeport Zone (SBMA), host to casinos, beach resorts, parks and historical sites

Top Landmarks and Tourist Spots:

Ancestral house of the most beloved Philippine President, Ramon Magsaysay, situated at Castillejos. Mt. Pinatubo world-famous for its 1991 catastrophic eruption, can be found in the vicinity.

Looc Lake

Anawangin Cove

Capones Lighthouse

San Andres Church

Potipot Island

Major Crops:

Rice, corn, vegetables, and rootcrops Major Industries: Farming, fishing, and mining.

Tourism Assets:

Zambales Road is also known to be one of the Philippines's best scenic highways.

Brief History:

After Don Juan De Salcedo's exploration, Zambales was organized in 1572. Its first provincial capital was Masinloc. After 5 years, it was replaced with Iba, which until now is. The following towns --Agno Anda, Bani, Bolinao, Infanta, San Isidro were no longer under Zambales but became part of Pangasinan in 1903.

General Information


Island
Luzon
Region
REGION III (CENTRAL LUZON)
Province
ZAMBALES
Capital
Iba
Language & Dialects
Population
824,000 (2015, PSA)
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