Where is Philippines?

Located in Southeastern Asia, Philippines is an island nation.The Philippines claims sovereignty over Scarborough Reef, which is also claimed by China and Taiwan.

Philippines is an Asian country covering 300,000.00 km2 of which 0.61% is water and 298,170.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 74th largest country in the world and slightly less than twice the size of Georgia slightly larger than Arizona. Its geographic coordinates are 13 00 N, 122 00 E and Manila is the capital city.

The Philippines were named in honor of King Phillip II of Spain.

Its ISO code is PH.

Geography

Philippines has a mean elevation of 442 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Philippine Sea. Its highest elevation is Mount Apo which is 2,954m above tall.

It has a tropical, muggy climate that is modified by southeast trade winds. Its terrain is mostly mountainous with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands.

Population

Philippines has a population of 102,624,209 making it the 12th largest in the world. One-eighth of the country's population lives in Manila.

Filipino (a language based on Tagalog) and English are both official languages. Major ethnic groups include Tagalog, Cebuano, and Ilocano. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 63.

Government

Philippines is an independent country. It gained independence from the United States in 1946. Its constitution was last ratified in 1987.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Philippines's GDP is $807,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $7,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 29th largest economy and its citizens the 149th richest in the world. The currency of Philippines is the Peso (PHP).

Its major export partners are Japan, the United States, and China. Its main exports are semiconductors, machinery, and wood manufactures. Its major import partners are China, the United States, and Japan. Its major imports include electronic products, mineral fuels, and machinery.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017