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

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NameDipolog City
Alt namesDipologsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCity
Coordinates8.567°N 123.383°E
Located inZamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines
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Dipolog, officially the City of Dipolog (; Chavacano/; Subanen: Gembagel G'benwa Dipuleg/Bagbenwa Dipuleg), is a third class city and the capital of the province of Zamboanga del Norte on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Geographically, the city is surrounded by rolling hills to the southeast and the Sulu Sea to the north.

Dipolog is known for its wild orchids and its sardine industry which stems from the rich fishing area off its shores. It is known as the "Gateway to Western Mindanao" through the Western Nautical Highway and has also been called the "Bottled Sardines Capital of the Philippines."

Dipolog can be reached by plane via Dipolog Airport or by ferry at the nearby Pulauan Port in Dapitan City. The construction of a roll-on/roll-off facility at Barangay Galas will allow for the eventual transfer of the service to Dipolog while retaining inter-island operations at Pulauan, which is soon to become a base port.

A popular city attraction is the foreshore Dipolog Boulevard which, though still in its second phase of construction, has become a popular haven for exercise and leisure. It is also the site for various celebrations and festivals in the city. In the third phase of the project, the length of the boulevard will be extended to reach the seaport in Barangay Galas.

source: Family History Library Catalog

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