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Philippines

Description of Philippines

Philippines or Republic of the Philippines is an island country located in the South East Asia, which is placed in the western Pacific Ocean. The island is broadly divided into 3 locations and they are Luzon, Mindanao and Visayas. The capital city of Philippines is Manila. The latest Philippine population is estimated to be 100,096,496, i.e., as of 1st July 2014.

History

History of the island has begun after the arrival of the first human beings through primitive boats nearly 67,000 years ago.

Negrito, the tribal people, was firstly inhabited in this island and later groups of Austronesians were migrated to the island and eventually many groups have been developed over there.

Spanish migration began in the year 1565 who has established permanent first settlement over the region. With then the Christianity has been introduced. Many parts of the island cam under the Spanish rule which formed a political structure known as The Philippines.

Later the Spanish rule ended in the year 1898 and after the defeat of Spain in a battle gave rise to First Philippine Republic.

In this 21st century, Philippine is known as the 12th most popular country in the world with economy dominated through fishing and agriculture with the growth of BPO industry and nearly 10% of the population works in overseas.

The Philippines also have international relations that are based on the trade. There is also a Philippine Embassy in the Washington D.C., United States.

Armed forces of a Philippine military force composed of 3 main branches and they are he Philippine Air Force, the Philippine Army, and the Philippine Navy.

Map

The island is located in the Northern and the Eastern hemisphere with a coastline of 36, 289 km. The extreme points of Philippines include Mount Apo in high and Philippine Sea and the South China Sea at the low.

Language

The official languages of Philippines are English and Filipino. There are 19 recognized and the regional languages too.

Culture

  • The culture of Philippines is a combination of both Eastern as well as Western cultures. It also signifies the American and the Spanish culture.
  • Waving and poetry are the first art forms. Weaving is mostly done by the Philippine women.
  • Philippine girls respect them gamily as well as their motherhood. Philippine girls and Philippine women speak at least 2 to 3 languages.
  • Music of the Philippines has rapidly evolved with the various influences. As well as the dance also has constant change along with the music.
  • The cuisine of Philippine has been evolved many centuries ago from the origin of Malayo-Polynesian.
  • The culture of the Philippines also includes literature, media, various kinds of popular sports and games.

Holidays

The public holidays of Philippines include, January 1st (New Year's Day), April 9 (Day of Valor), April 2nd 2015 (Maundy Thursday), April 3rd 2015 (Good Friday), May 1st (Labor Day), June 12th (Independence Day), July 18 (calculated as Eid'l Fitr), August 31st 2015 (National Heroes' Day), September 24th 2015 (Calculated as Eidul Adha), November 30 (Bonifacio Day), December 25 (Christmas Day) and December 30 (Rizal Day).

Climate and Weather

The climate of Philippines is tropical maritime which is generally humid and hot. There are 3 seasons in The Philippines and they are hot, dry, rainy and cool dry seasons. The average annual temperature is 26.6-degree centigrade.

Travelling and Tourism

Tourism is the main contributor to the Philippines economy. There are many Flights to The Philippines from USA, Indonesia and many other countries. There are also many famous Philippine hotels and Philippine Cheap resorts to stay during vacation.

Vacation and Destinations

The famous and popular vacation destinations of Philippines include white sand beaches of Boracay, Makati, Manila, Quezon City, Luzon and Cebu City.

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Some facts about Philippines

Population of country 99,900,177 people
Area of Philippines 300,000 sq. kilometers
Located on the continent Southeast Asia (AS)
Capital of Philippines Manila
Currency at Philippines Peso (PHP)
Domain Zone .ph
Phone country code 63
FIPS code of Philippines RP

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More information about Philippines

Climate of Philippines:
  • tropical marine
  • northeast monsoon (November to April)
  • southwest monsoon (May to October)
Terrain of Philippines:
  • mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands
Philippines also has such useful resources as: timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper.

Top cities of Philippines


City Name Population State Coordinates
1 Manila 10,444,527 people National Capital Region 14.6042 x 120.9822
2 Davao 1,212,504 people Davao 7.07306 x 125.61278
3 Cebu City 798,634 people Central Visayas 10.31672 x 123.89071
4 Antipolo 549,543 people Calabarzon 14.58639 x 121.17528
5 Zamboanga 457,623 people 6.91028 x 122.07389
6 Bacolod City 454,898 people Western Visayas 10.66667 x 122.95
7 Mansilingan 454,150 people 10.63111 x 122.97889
8 Cagayan de Oro 445,103 people 8.48222 x 124.64722
9 Dasmarinas 441,876 people Calabarzon 14.32944 x 120.93667
10 Iloilo 387,681 people 10.69694 x 122.56444
11 San Jose del Monte 357,828 people Central Luzon 14.81389 x 121.04528
12 Bacoor 356,974 people Calabarzon 14.45903 x 120.92903
13 Calamba 316,612 people Calabarzon 14.21167 x 121.16528
14 Iligan City 312,323 people Soccsksargen 8.25 x 124.4
15 Angeles City 299,391 people Central Luzon 15.15 x 120.58333
16 Santol 298,976 people 15.16222 x 120.5675
17 Mandaue City 288,892 people 10.32361 x 123.92222
18 Cainta 283,172 people Calabarzon 14.5786 x 121.1222
19 Baguio 272,714 people Cordillera Administrative Region 16.41639 x 120.59306
20 San Pedro 270,216 people Calabarzon 14.3595 x 121.0473
21 Mantampay 265,032 people 8.16667 x 124.21667
22 San Fernando 251,248 people Central Luzon 15.0286 x 120.6898
23 Libertad 250,353 people 8.94417 x 125.50194
24 Lapu-Lapu City 241,374 people 10.31028 x 123.94944
25 Batangas 237,370 people 13.75944 x 121.06
26 Taytay 231,460 people Calabarzon 14.5678 x 121.1394
27 Lucena 228,758 people 13.93139 x 121.61722
28 Cabanatuan 220,250 people 15.48694 x 120.9675
29 Olongapo 220,021 people 14.82917 x 120.28278
30 Binangonan 219,204 people Calabarzon 14.4646 x 121.1929

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