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Distance from the City Proper 83.00 kms
Political District District II
Historical Background

Limaong is one of the 98 Barangays of Zamboanga City located in the east coast. Accordingly, there are no written records how it got its name. The legend was only passed down as a folk tale from generation to generation.

There were strangers who happened to pass this island and were riding on a sailing vinta in search for water. While on their way, these strangers met a strange beast and they were attacked by this beast. Fortunately, two of the strangers were able to kill the beast.

Reaching the island, the strangers asked the natives the name of the island. The strangers and the natives spoke different dialects. When asked, the native answered Limao, thinking that the strangers were asking for the name of the beast. No further explanation as to why N and G were added to the word Limao, thus, resulting to Limaong as what it is known today.

Barangay Fiesta

Last Saturday of January

May 14, in honor of Our Lady of Fatima

Total Population (2007 Census) 3,622
Number of Households 609
Punong Barangay Nasri I. Asari
Barangay Kagawad Muktal U. Abbin
Siddik D. Aswari
Balli A. Asari
Nakil U. Almain
Danilo L. Mora
Hamin A. Salludin
Joselito C. Manuel