About the Philippines

Philippines is an archipelago in Southeast Asia that consists of 7107 islands with the total area of 115,813 Sq Mi. It is located between 16° 40' and 126° 34' E. longitude and 4° 40' and 21° 10' N.

Capital City: Manila

Population:  https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/philippines-population/
  • The current population of the Philippines is 107,895,096 as of Thursday, May 16, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • The Philippines population is equivalent to 1.4% of the total world population.
  • The Philippines ranks number 13 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the Philippines is 363 per Km2 (939 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 298,170 Km2 (115,124 sq. miles)
  • 44.4 % of the population is urban (48,051,350 people in 2019)
  • The median age in the Philippines is 24.3 years.

Currency: Philippine Peso 

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LanguageFilipino (based on Tagalog), English (both official)

Religion: Roman Catholic 80.9%, Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, Aglipayan 2%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1% (2000 census)

Electricity: 220V 60Hz, 
Some houses are equipped with Dual Voltage 120V/220V 
(so don't get rid of all your electronics yet)

Calling Code: +63

Internet TLD: .ph

Drives on the: Right

*According to the Philippine Statistic Authority


Here in Manila and most of the Philippines, we experience two distinct seasons that can be categorized as wet and dry.  Humidity levels are usually very high all year round. The summer monsoon season brings heavy rain to most of the Philippines from May to October.   The dry season, from November to May can be cooler from December to February and hot from March to May. 

Climate Map of the Philippines Based on the Modified Coronas Classification.

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