• The Philippines are the highest portions of a partly submerged mountain chain and is made up of 7 107 islands;
    main island groups are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
    Spain (1565-1898) and the United States (1898-1946), colonized the country and have been the largest influences on the Philippine culture. The Philippines is one of the most westernized nations in Southeast Asia, a unique blend of eastern and western culture.

    other nations close to the Philippines: Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan

    related countries: Japan, Spain, United States

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    Official Name:
    Republika ng Pilipinas
    short form: Pilipinas
    int'l long form: Republic of the Philippines
    int'l short form: Philippines

    ISO Country Code: ph

    Local Time = UTC +8h

    Country Calling Code: +63

    Capital City: Manila (pop. city proper 1 654 761 (1995) 9.9 million in metropolitan area)

    Other Cities:
    Quezon City (2 million), Davao City (1.2 million); Cebu City (0.7 million)

    Type: Republic
    Independence: 12 June 1898 (from Spain)
    Constitution: 2 February 1987, effective 11 February 1987

    Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam.
    Area: 299 764 sq km (115 739 sq m)
    Terrain: Mountains on the smaller islands, larger islands are mountains with fertile river valleys in the interior and narrow to extensive coastal plains.

    Climate: Tropical, March to May is hot and dry, rainy season from June to October, November to February moderate. Average temperatures: 78°F / 25°C to 90°F / 32°C

    Nationality: Noun--Filipino(s). Adjective--Philippine.
    Population: 76.5 million (census in May, 2000) Luzon, the largest island group, accounts for more than half of the entire population.
    Ethnic Groups: Malay, Chinese.
    Religions: Catholic 80%, Moslem 15%, Christian denominations and Buddhist.
    Languages: Filipino and English (official). Filipino which is based on Tagalog, is the national language. English is also widely used and is the medium of instruction in higher education.
    Literacy: 92%

    Natural resources: Timber, limited offshore petroleum, extensive mineral deposits of copper, gold, silver, nickel, lead, and chromium.

    Agriculture products: Rice, coconuts, corn, sugarcane, bananas, pineapples, mangoes, pork, eggs, beef, fish.

    Industries: electronics assembly, textiles, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining, fishing.

    Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)

    Source: Philippines Department of Tourism and others.

    Philippines in Figures
    Philippines key statistical data.