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The Philippines are an above average size country made up of more than 7,000 islands but most of the population live on just 11 of them.

The Philippines has a border with the South China Sea and the Philippine Sea.

The land is a mixture of flat coastal lowlands and inland mountains.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of Philippines, also known as lines of latitude and longtitude, are:-
Latitude - 13 00N
Longitude - 122 00E

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philippines The Philippine flag is 2 equal horizontal stripes of blue, at the top, and red underneath. A white equilateral triangle is based on the flag pole side. In the centre of the triangle is a yellow sun with 8 rays. In each corner of the triangle is a yellow, 5-pointed star.

The capital of the Philippines is Manila.

The Philippines is a presidential republic with a president as head of state and head of the government.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in The Philippines is the Philippine peso.

Filipino and English are the official languages.

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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in philippines to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of The Philippines is 298,170 sq kms which is the 22nd largest in Asia.

The Philippines has lakes, rivers and canals which total 1,830 sq kms.

The Philippines has no boundaries with other countries

The Philippines has a coastline of 36,289 kms which is the 8th longest in Asia

The highest point in The Philippines is Mount Apo at 2,954 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. philippines
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People

The total population of The Philippines is 102.62 million people, making it the 8th largest country in Asia by population.

Of this number 51.10 million are females and 51.52 million are males.

A person from The Philippines is called a Filipino.

To be a citizen of The Philippines, one of your parents must be a citizen of The Philippines. It is not sufficient to be born in Philippines. You have to live in The Philippines for 10 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in The Philippines, by population are:-

  • Quezon City 2,761,720 people
  • Manila 1,600,000
  • Caloocan City 1,500,000
  • Budta 1,273,715
  • Davao City 1,212,504
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. philippinesEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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44.4% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in the Philippines is 24.0 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in the Philippines is 6.1 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 18.8 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 24.8 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 24.0 and for males is 23.1. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

The average age of a woman when she has her first child is 23.0.

The elderly dependency ratio is 7.2. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 13.8. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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The Philippines spends 4.7% of its total income on health care.

We have no figures for the number of doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 1.0 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

6.4% of the population are estimated as obese.

93.7% of the urban population and 90.3% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

77.9% of the urban population and 70.8% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer. a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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The Philippines releases 88.0 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 22nd highest in Asia.
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Education

The Philippines spends 2.7% of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 6 in philippines. Primary education is for six years until age 12 and secondary education must continue till 16 but can go on to 18/19. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

Generally the school year consists of 3 terms and starts in the first week of June and finishes in the first week of April. There is usually a 1 week break at end of October and a 1 week break at Christmas.

96.8% of females and 95.8% of males are able to read and write by the age of 15.

7.7% of all people aged between 16 and 24 are not in work. Among females 9.2% are unemployed while with males 6.8% can't find work.

The total number of people available for work in The Philippines is 44.46 million.

philippinesThey work in the following sectors.

  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
6.0% of the workforce are unemployed.
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Travel



There are 89 paved airports in The Philippines, which is the 10th highest number in Asia.
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There are 995 kilometres of railways in The Philippines, the 28th longest in Asia.
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There are 61,093 kilometres of roads in The Philippines, which means Philippines is in 16th place for the most kilometres of roads in Asia.
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There are 5 major national newspapers in philippines.

There are 113.00 million mobile phone users.

4% of the people have a fixed landline.

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56.96 million people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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