Zamboanga City (Chavacano: Ciudad de Zamboanga, Filipino: Lungsod ng Zamboanga) is a highly urbanized city on Mindanao, Philippines. It has a population of 861,799 people as of the 2015 census. Zamboanga City 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.