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Philippines

Official English Name: Republic of the Philippines

Official Local Name(s): Republika ng Pilipinas

Common English Name: Philippines

Capital: Manila

REGION
Southeastern Asia
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Philippine Sea (East)
South China Sea (West and North)
Sulu Sea (Southwest)
Celebes Sea (South)
TOTAL AREA
300,000 km2 (99.4% land, 0.6% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
0 km (Island)
TOTAL COASTLINE
36,289 km
CLIMATE
Tropical marine
TERRAIN
Mountainous
Narrow to extensive coastal plain
HIGHEST POINT
Mount Apo (2,954 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Timber
Petroleum
Nickel
Cobalt
Silver
Gold
Salt
Copper
NATURAL DISASTERS
Typhoons
Cyclones
Landslides
Volcanic activity
Earthquakes
Tsunamis
DEMONYM
Filipino
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Tagalog (28.7%)
Cebuano (20.8%)
Ilocano (9.1%)
Hiligaynon (7.6%)
Bikol (6.1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Filipino
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Tagalog
Cebuano
Ilocano
Hiligaynon
Bicol
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (75.2%)
Other Christian (7.7%)
Protestant (7.3%)
Muslim (4.8%)
Indigenous (3.2%)
POPULATION
102,624,209
LARGEST CITY
Quezon City (2,936,116)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Manila (1,780,148)
Davao (1,632,991)
Caloocan (1,583,978)
Cebu City (922,611)
Zamboanga City (861,799)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Rodrigo Duterte
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
80 Provinces
39 Chartered cities
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
4 July 1946 (from the United States of America)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Philippines eagle
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Lupang Hinirang
GDP PER CAPITA
$7,300 (USD)
CURRENCY
Php (Philippine Peso)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = Php49.86
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ph
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+63

Arnis, a type of martial art, is the national sport of the Philippines.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/RP (Ethnic and religious data)

http://bit.ly/2fCW5bk (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 November 2016