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City OLONGAPO
Official Website http://www.olongapo.gov.ph
Island Grouping Luzon
Region Region III
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FACTS & FIGURES

The City of Olongapo (Tagalog: Lungsod ng Olongapo; Sambal: Syodad nin Olongapo) is an urbanized city formerly in the province of Zambales, Philippines.

Olongapo was originally governed as a part of the United States naval reservation. It was relinquished to the Philippine government and converted into a municipality on December 7, 1959. Six years later Olongapo was reconverted to a chartered city on June 1, 1966.[1] Olongapo City administers itself autonomously from Zambales province. Adjacent to the city is the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales, which until 1992 was a United States naval base.

LOCATION

Olongapo City is geographically located at 140°-15 longitude and 120°-17 latitude and lies 127 kilometers northwest of Manila. It is a two and a half to three hour drive on the average, along the North Expressway and the Olongapo-Gapan Road. It is located at the southern most portion of Zambales Province, on the western coast of Central Luzon. It is bound on the northeast by the Municipality of Subic, Zambales; on the south and south by Dinalupihan, Bataan; on the Southeast by Morong, Bataan; and Subic Bay on the Southwest.

LAND AREA

18,500 hectares or 185.000 square meters

CLIMATE

There are two pronounced seasons: dry from November to April, and wet during the rest of the year.

POPULATION

According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 194,260 people in 43,107 households.

LANGUAGE

Tagalog is the predominant dialect followed by Ilocano and Zambal. English is widely spoken.

CURRENCY

Philippine Peso (Php) in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1 in pesos and. 25, 10, 5 and 1 in centavos.

ECONOMY

The City of Olongapo (Tagalog: Lungsod ng Olongapo; Sambal: Syodad nin Olongapo) is an urbanized city formerly in the province of Zambales, Philippines.

Olongapo was originally governed as a part of the United States naval reservation. It was relinquished to the Philippine government and converted into a municipality on December 7, 1959. Six years later Olongapo was reconverted to a chartered city on June 1 1966.[1] Olongapo City administers itself autonomously from Zambales province. Adjacent to the city is the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales, which until 1992 was a United States naval base.

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Date  Title  Action
Article 
22 Sep 2010  DIRECTORY: State Universities and Colleges in Region III  View
17 Nov 2007  Overview of Subic Bay Area  View
17 Nov 2007  Brief History of Subic  View
17 Nov 2007  Hotels of Olongapo City  View
27 Oct 2007  Festivals  View
27 Oct 2007  Universities  View
27 Oct 2007  Hospitals  View
27 Oct 2007  Tourist attractions  View
21 Oct 2007  Opportunity in Business: ELECTRONICS  View
News 
19 Mar 2011  FVR to launch International School of Sustainable Tourism  View
16 Aug 2010  Subic Freeport Set to Boost Economy   View
12 Apr 2008  20-M full-service medical center  View
02 Apr 2008  CHINA FIRM EYES HOTEL PROJECTS  View
23 Mar 2008  Subic firm ready with 2 drydocks  View
18 Feb 2008  RP eyes more group tourists  View
17 Feb 2008  SBMA eyes $2.5-B investments in 3 yrs  View
19 Jan 2008  Taiwan firm exports $ 449 M from Subic  View
24 Nov 2007  Make world-class products, firms told  View
28 Oct 2007  Coastal resource program launched in Zambales  View
25 Sep 2007  Chinese push $ 300-M glass project  View
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