Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelagic country located in Southeast Asia and situated west of the Pacific Ocean with its 7,641 islands. There are three geographic island groups in the Philippines: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The Philippines has a total land area of 300,000 sq. km. The Philippines shares a maritime border with Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

The capital of the Philippines is the city of Manila and the most populous city is Quezon city where both cities are located in the Metro Manila in the island of Luzon. Metro Manila is an economic hub with approximately 13 million people living in the 16 cities and 1 municipality. Metro Manila is considered the politicial, economic and cultural center in the Philippines and it is the main GDP contributor to the country's growth.

The Philippines is a biologically diverse country rich in rainforests and its extensive coastlines and it is home to a diverse group of birds, mammals. The famous mammal is the Philippine tarsier, one of the smallest primates. The Philippine eagle is the national bird that is also known as the monkey-eating eagle and it is considered critically endangered.

The Philippines has two official languages, Filipino and English. Filipino is based on Tagalog that is spoken by the majority particularly in Luzon. English is widely used formally as the medium of instruction in education and in the business as well. Being ethnically diverse, there are more than 100 languages in the Philippines, the majority is Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilokano, Hiligaynon and Waray.

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  • About Philippines
  • 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Population

    100,981,437

  • 🗣Languages

    Filipino, English

  • 🕒Timezone

    UTC+8

  • 💻Website

    https://gov.ph

  • 💵Currency

    Philippine Peso (PHP)

  • 🌦Climate

    Wet season (June-November), Dry season (December-May)

  • 🗺Area

    300,000 sq. km.

  • 🚙Drives On

    Right

Location of Philippines

  • About Philippines
  • 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Population

    100,981,437

  • 🗣Languages

    Filipino, English

  • 🕒Timezone

    UTC+8

  • 💻Website

    https://gov.ph

  • 💵Currency

    Philippine Peso (PHP)

  • 🌦Climate

    Wet season (June-November), Dry season (December-May)

  • 🗺Area

    300,000 sq. km.

  • 🚙Drives On

    Right

Cultural Districts


Gothic Churches of the Philippines


Popular Beaches


Popular Mountains


Regions in the Philippines



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