The City of Dapitan (Subanen:Gembagel G'benwa Dapitan/Bagbenwa Dapitan) is a 2nd class city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 68,178 people in 13,560 households. It is historically significant as being the place where the national hero, Jose Rizal was exiled by the Spaniards and is known as the "Shrine City in the Philippines." The city also boasts of Gloria's Fantasyland, the first amusement park in the Visayas-Mindanao region. 

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