The Philippines is an archipelago bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Bashi Channel to the north, the Sulu and the Celebes Seas to the south.
The country is divided into the main geographical areas of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Its capital, the City of Manila, is in Luzon. You can also enter through the cities of Cebu in the Visayas, and Davao in Mindanao.
Geographically, the Philippines is located in southeast Asia. It is one of the founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, which is a regional intergovernmental organization that includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
You can find us to the east of Vietnam and north of Indonesia.
City of Manila
Lungsod ng Maynila
|King Philip of Spain was said to have referred to Manila as Insigne y Siempre Leal Ciudad - the Noble and Ever Loyal City.|
|Total Area||342,353 sq. km||As an archipelago, nearly 13% of the Philippines is water. Total land area is slightly larger than Finland and smaller than Germany.|
|Population||108,116,615 (est. 2019)||The last official census in 2010 placed the total population of the country at 92,337,852. It is ranked 13th most populous in the world.|
21°C or 70°F (low) up to
32°C or 90°F (high)
|Mean annual temperature is 26.6o°C or 79.9°F with the coolest month in January (25.5o°C) and the warmest in May (28.3o°C).|
High relative humidity
|Varies between 71% in March and 85% in September.|
Philippine Peso (₱ or PhP)
|One Philippine peso is divided into 100 centavos. Current exchange rate is US$ 1.00 ≈ ₱ 50.71.|
|The Philippines is the first republic in Asia.|
|Head of State||
|President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines.|
Mainly Roman Catholic
|Some 10% belong to other Christian denominations, about 10% follow Islam, and the rest belong to other religious persuasions.|
22o volts AC / 60 cycles
|Most hotels provide 110-volt outlets in their rooms.|
Ample water supply
|Most key cities and towns have ample supply of water, but bottled water may be preferred for drinking purposes.|
Information above is compiled from various sources and should not be construed as official or definitive.
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