The Republic of the Philippines is located in Southeast Asia, on the Philippine Islands bordered by the Pacific Ocean. The nearest neighbors of the Philippines are Indonesia, Brunei, Taiwan. The capital city is Manila. The total population is over 70 million people. 90% of the population are Malays and the rest are Chinese, Ilocana, Viliani, Spanish, Moro, Magaly. The majority of the islanders are Catholic (83%). The remaining Filipinos profess Protestantism (9%) and Islam (5%).
The official languages are English and Filipino. In addition, more than 600 local dialects are actively used.
The national currency of the country is the Philippine peso. 1 peso is 100 centavos. The domain is .ph and the country code is +63.
The national symbols of Philippines are National Flag, National Anthem “Lupang Hinirang”, and National Flower “Sampaguita”.
The stars on the Flag represent the three island groups that make up the Philippines: Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao. White triangle is a symbol of peace and purity, blue and red — patriotism and courage.
The Philippine national flower is called “sampaguita” which is generally known as the Arabian Jasmine. Its white color symbolizes purity, simplicity, humility and strength. Sampaguita is one of the national symbols of Philippine.
The Philippine national bird is called the “Philippine Eagle”, scientifically known as Pithecophaga jefferyi. It was officially approved in 1978 by former President Ferdinand Marcos in Proclamation No. 1732.
Independence Day is a national holiday of the Philippines, celebrated annually on June 12 in honor of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence of the Philippines from Spain on June 12, 1898. It has been a national holiday of the Philippines since 1962.
Adobo is a national Filipino dish that includes meat, seafood, or vegetables marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaf, and black pepper, which is fried in oil and stewed in a marinade.
|Official name(s)||Republic of the Philippines|
|Alternative name(s)||Republic of the Philippines (official, English), Repúblika ng Pilipinas (official, Filipino), Pilipinas (common, many local languages; corruption of the Spanish, Filipinas), Filipinas (common Spanish and other local languages, contraction of following), Las Islas Filipinas|
|Regional location||Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam|
|Country name etymology||"Lands of Prince Philip of Asturias", from the Spanish Felipinas, honoring the future King Philip II of Spain,|
|Climate||Tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October)|
|Terrain||Mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands|
|National Day||12 Jun 1898|
|Religion||Christianity Roman Catholic, Protestant Other Christian|
|Ethnicity||Visayan, Tagalog, Ilocano & Bicolano|
|Head of government||President|
|Driving side||Drive on the Right-hand side|
|Total area||300,000 km2 (120,000 sq mi)|
|Average elevation||442 m (1,450 ft)|
|Mains electricity||115 V, 230 V|
|Emergency telephone numbers||Emergency Telephone Numbers|
The National animal of Philippines is Kalabaw
The National flower of Philippines is Sampaguita. Botanical name is Jasminum Sambac.
The National bird of Philippines is Philippine Eagle
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