Republic of the Philippines is located in the southeast of the Asian Continent, with a population of 103,775,002, making it
the 12th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Manila with a total population of 11,855,975. The country
encompasses 300,000 square kilometers making it the 7
3rd largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the
Pacific Ocean, the Philippine Sea, the Davoa Gulf, the Celebes Sea, the Sulu Sea, the South China Sea and Manila Bay.

President Benigno Aquino III is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and, along with Vice President
Jejomar Binay, achieves that status through popular vote on separate tickets and holds that position for a single six-year
term. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 12th of June 1898.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Filipino, English, Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo,
Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan. It counts among its major religions Roman Catholic, Muslim, Evangelical, Iglesia
ni Kristo, Aglipayan, other Christian, other, unspecified and none. As sources of mass communication it has 375 AM, 596
FM, 4 Short Wave and 233 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mount Apo, its highest point at 2,954 meters and the Philippine Sea, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is the Philippine Sea, which measures 36,289 kilometers coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are electronics assembly, garments,
footwear, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining and fishing. Its official
currency is Philippine Peso.

Here’s something you may not know about Philippines. The Philippine flag is unique in that it can indicate a state of war.
When the flag is upside-down so that the red is on top or the red is at the left when displayed vertically, it means that the
Philippines is at war.
White beach, Boracay
Island on the Philippine
Sea- the lowest point
of The Philippines
Gado-Gado, a
traditional Philippine
dish if vegetables and
peanut sauce
Isabel San Pablo
Church in San Pablo ,
Luzon
Mount Pinatubo a
dead volcano on Luzon
Negros Oriental
Tradtional Philippine
clothing
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PHILIPPINES
Updated 02 February 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
less then 0.1%

8,
700 (2009 est.)

less then 200
Manila- Philippines
capital and largest city
Romantic sunset in
Port Baron, Palwan
Mount Apo-
Philippine's highest
point
Balabac Island-the
westernmost point of
the Philippines
Basco in the Bataan
Islands- the
Philippines'
northernmost point
Contour farming at
Clavera- the
northernmost point of
the Philippine mainland
Hills above Zamboanga
Beach on Jolo Island
Tawi Tawi Island- the
southernmost point of
the Philippines
Tinuy-an Falls in
Bisling City- the
easternmost point of
the Philippines
Typical native homes
on Romblon Island
Samar island
Turtle Islands near the
Malaysian coast
Small outrigger on the
Celebes Sea
Camiguin Island sunset
on the Luzon Strait
seperating Philippines
from Taiwan
Cebu Beach on
Malapascua Island in
the Visayan Sea
Davao Gulf in the
southern Philippines
Manila Bay skyline
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