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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Dapitan, officially the City of Dapitan (Subanon: Gembagel G'benwa Dapitan/Bagbenwa Dapitan; ; Chavacano/), is a third-class city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines on the island of Mindanao. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of inhabitants.[1]

It is historically significant as the place where José Rizal was exiled by the Spaniards for his revolutionary activities. He is considered a national hero, and this is known as the "Shrine City in the Philippines." The city is also home to Fantasyland, the first amusement park in the Visayas-Mindanao region.

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