Molave

Zamboanga del Sur

Molave is a first class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 48,939 people. The name "Molave" refers to the hard, strong and resilient tree that abounds in the place during the 1950s. It was created through the efforts of Congressman Juan Alano, as a daughter municipality of Aurora by Republic Act No. 286 on June 16, ...

1948. Molave is located in the eastern part of the province of Zamboanga del Sur. It has a total land area of 21,685 hectares.


Molave was designated as the new capital of the province of Zamboanga when it was created in June 16, 1948. Molave served as its capital until Zamboanga's division into Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur. Molave came under the Zamboanga del Sur with the town of Pagadian as its capital.


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