Philippines

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Continent – Asia

Region – South-east Asia

Size – 300,000 km²

Geography – Archipelago, mostly mountainous with coastal plains

Language – Filipino (official), English (official), local dialects

Religion – Catholic 82.9%, Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, other 8.3%

Monetary Unit – Philippine peso

Natural Resources – timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper

Agriculture – sugarcane, coconuts, rice, corn, bananas, cassava (manioc, tapioca), pineapples, mangoes; pork, eggs, beef; fish

Industry – electronics assembly, garments, footwear, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining, fishing

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Neighbouring Countries – None

Population – 100,998,376 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.61%

Average Life Expectancy – 68.96

Capital City – Manilla (population 12,946,000)

Highest Mountain – Mount Apo (2,954 m)

Longest River – Cagayan 505 km

Climate – Tropical, humid all year 23°C to 34°C

Yearly Rainfall – 200cm (approx) mostly May to September (Monsoon season)

 

Plant Life – fig trees, orchids, sampaguita, mangrove, coconut, palms, savanna grasses, rafflesias

Animal Life – tube-nosed fruit bat, Visayan warty pig, tamaraws, sambar, wild buffalo, monkeys, wild boar, mouse deer, flying foxes, alligators, crocodiles, cobra, vipers, python

Bird Life – monkey eating eagle, Calayan Rail, cockatoos, parrots, calaos, woodpeckers, jungle fowl, hummingbirds, snipe, herons, lapwings, turnstones, kingfishers, ducks

Fish Life – lapu-lapu, shellfish

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Philippines. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/philippines.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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