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Distance from the City Proper 4.22 kms
Political District District I
Historical Background

Calarian became one of the 98 barangays of the City of Zamboanga upon the enactment of the Commonwealth Act. No. 39. Calarian is popularly known before as Upper and Lower Calarian.

Long ago, all the west coast bound for Labuan passes the main road of Lower Calarian shoreline. Until there are numerous tales of the mystery on origin of the place. One story tells of a group of people that discovered the natural Bog Lake as sanctuary of wild animals like white crocodile. The people living in this area have seen many wild animals like birds and monkeys which was then called Upper Calarian. Now, it is popularly known as Bagong Calarian.


It is bounded by San Roque in the west, Sinunuc, Malagutay and San Jose Gusu in the south. It is coastal and plain.

Calarian is considered as one of the biggest Barangays, thickly populated in terms of land area. It comprises 16 puroks.

Barangay Fiesta

August 13 - Centro

Third Sunday of January, in honor of Sto. Niño - Sitio Flamingo

Total Population (2007 Census) 19,027
Number of Households 3,637
Punong Barangay El King K. Omaga
Barangay Kagawad Florencia A. Arcillas
Dennis A. Arcillas
Teresita R. Tabi
Orlando D. Gregorio
Rolando V. Angeles
Rogelio A. Akil
Orlando E. Siason