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Geographical facts about Philippines including Manila, the capital city of Philippines
|Name of the country:||Philippines||Capital city:||Manila|
|Geographical coordinates of Philippines:||13 00 N, 122 00 E||Geographical coordinates of Manila:||14 36 N 120 58 E|
|Location of Philippines:||Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam||Continent / area:||Southeast Asia|
|The area of Philippines:||total: 300,000 sq km; land: 298,170 sq km, water: 1,830 sq km||Area comparative of Philippines:||slightly less than twice the size of Georgia; slightly larger than Arizona|
|The elevation data of Philippines:||mean elevation: 442 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Philippine Sea 0 m, highest point: Mount Apo 2,954 m||The climate of Philippines:||tropical marine: northeast monsoon (November to April): southwest monsoon (May to October)|
|Land use of Philippines:||agricultural land: 41%; arable land 18.2%; permanent crops 17.8%; permanent pasture 5%; forest: 25.9%; other: 33.1% (2011 estimate)||Irrigated land:||16,270 sq km (2012)|
|Geographical notes of Philippines:||the Philippine archipelago is made up of 7,107 islands; favorably located in relation to many of Southeast Asia’s main water bodies: the South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea, and Luzon Strait||The terrain of Philippines:||mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands|
|Land boundaries of Philippines:||0 km||Borders countries of Philippines:||N/A|
|Maritime claims of Philippines:||territorial sea: irregular polygon extending up to 100 nautical milesfrom coastline as defined by 1898 treaty; since late 1970s has also claimed polygonal-shaped area in South China Sea as wide as 285 nautical miles, exclusive economic zone: 200 nautical miles, continental shelf: to the depth of exploitation|
Fast facts about Philippines
Are you traveling to Philippines? When you are on the way to explore foreign countries in Southeast Asia, it is always good to be aware of the nature of that specific nation and the surroundings, in this case: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam.
Did you know that the legal system of Philippines is mixed legal system of civil, common, Islamic, and customary law?
When you are traveling around or looking for accommodation in Philippines, you would better know, that (there are in total lengths of roadways total: 216,387 km, paved: 61,093 km, unpaved: 155,294 km (2014)) and the most crowded areas in this country are: MANILA (capital) 12.946 million; Davao 1.63 million; Cebu City 951,000; Zamboanga 936,000 (2015). The urbanization rate in this country looks like the following: urban population: 44.4% of total population (2015).
The total number of population in Philippines: 102,624,209 (July 2016 estimate) with a population growth rate of 1.59% (2016 estimate) and the most widely spoken language(s) are Filipino (official language; based on Tagalog) and English (official language); eight major dialects – Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan. In these days, Philippines has to face with a net migration rate of -2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
You may find the following ethnic groups in Philippines nowadays; Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, other 25.3% (2000 census).
The right to vote in Philippines can be exercised by the population from the age of 18 years of age, universal and he following ways can earn the citizenship; citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of the Philippines. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.
In case if you plan to visit Philippines for shopping, or for business porpuses, it is good to know that the national holidays in Philippines are: Independence Day, 12 June (1898).
Whether you are traveling for business or please, never forget that sometimes there are several risks/hazards on your way; In the case of Philippines, these are the most likely dangers you might face: astride typhoon belt, usually affected by 15 and struck by five to six cyclonic storms each year; landslides; active volcanoes; destructive earthquakes; tsunamisvolcanism: significant volcanic activity; Taal (elev. 311 m), which has shown recent unrest and may erupt in the near future, has been deemed a Decade Volcano by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Mayon (elev. 2,462 m), the country’s most active volcano, erupted in 2009 forcing over 33,000 to be evacuated; other historically active volcanoes include Biliran, Babuyan Claro, Bulusan, Camiguin, Camiguin de Babuyanes, Didicas, Iraya, Jolo, Kanlaon, Makaturing, Musuan, Parker, Pinatubo and Ragang. What do you think? Are you prepared enough to visit Manila and / or Philippines?
Living with the given conditions, affected by all the civilization and natural harms in Philippines, the population has to face with a death rate of 6.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
Travel references about Philippines
To make your travel experience better, you may do it better to understand at least one of the most widely spoken languages in Philippines. Here they are: Filipino (official language; based on Tagalog) and English (official language); eight major dialects – Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan.
For your local internet searches, use the following TLD: .ph
Do not be surprised, when visiting this country, its climate typically is like this; tropical marine: northeast monsoon (November to April): southwest monsoon (May to October).
Its capital city is Manila, where the local time zone is UTC+8, which is 13 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time. Note to the timezone in Manila: N/A.
For nature lovers, we do note the following elevation data regarding Philippines; mean elevation: 442 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Philippine Sea 0 m, highest point: Mount Apo 2,954 m. The lengths of its total coastline are: 36,289 km and the length of the land boundaries is 0 km.
Current environmental issues in Philippines; uncontrolled deforestation especially in watershed areas; soil erosion; air and water pollution in major urban centers; coral reef degradation; increasing pollution of coastal mangrove swamps that are important fish breeding grounds.
And again – in case if you missed it-, those natural hazards, that are threatening your journey: astride typhoon belt, usually affected by 15 and struck by five to six cyclonic storms each year; landslides; active volcanoes; destructive earthquakes; tsunamisvolcanism: significant volcanic activity; Taal (elev. 311 m), which has shown recent unrest and may erupt in the near future, has been deemed a Decade Volcano by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Mayon (elev. 2,462 m), the country’s most active volcano, erupted in 2009 forcing over 33,000 to be evacuated; other historically active volcanoes include Biliran, Babuyan Claro, Bulusan, Camiguin, Camiguin de Babuyanes, Didicas, Iraya, Jolo, Kanlaon, Makaturing, Musuan, Parker, Pinatubo and Ragang.
For your traveling options, there are 247 (2013) airports and 2 (2013) heliports in Philippines all together with 3,219 km (limited to vessels with draft less than 1.5 m) (2011) waterways, and roadways in total: total: 216,387 km, paved: 61,093 km, unpaved: 155,294 km (2014).
Background of Philippines
Like every nation, Philippines also has its historical background, and it has shaped its social, cultural, political and geographical characteristics; The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. A 20-year rule by Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a “people power” movement in Manila (“EDSA 1”) forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts that prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992. His administration was marked by increased stability and by progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998. He was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA’s stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another “people power” movement (“EDSA 2”) demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. Her presidency was marred by several corruption allegations but the Philippine economy was one of the few to avoid contraction following the 2008 global financial crisis, expanding each year of her administration. Benigno AQUINO III was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2010 and was succeeded by Rodrigo DUTERTE in May 2016.The Philippine Government faces threats from several groups, some of which are on the US Government’s Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Manila has waged a decades-long struggle against ethnic Moro insurgencies in the southern Philippines, which has led to a peace accord with the Moro National Liberation Front and ongoing peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The decades-long Maoist-inspired New People’s Army insurgency also operates through much of the country. The Philippines faces increased tension with China over disputed territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea. Source: CIA, The World Factbook.