Place:Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines


NameDapitan City
Alt namesDapitansource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Coordinates8.65°N 123.433°E
Located inZamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines
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The City of Dapitan (Subanen: 'Gembagel G'benwa Dapitan/Bagbenwa Dapitan', Cebuano: 'Dakbayan sa Dapitan', Spanish/Chavacano: 'Ciudad de Dapitan') is a 3rd class city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 77,441 inhabitants. It is historically significant as being the place where the national hero, Jose Rizal was exiled by the Spaniards and is known as the "Shrine City in the Philippines." The city also boasts of Fantasyland, the first amusement park in the Visayas-Mindanao region.

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