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The Philippines is located off the coast of Asia, lying between Taiwan in the north and Borneo in the south.
The western Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea border its eastern and western limits.
Land Area: 115,600 sq. miles / 299,404sq. kms.
Number of Islands: Approximately 7, 641 (The world’s second largest archipelago)
Population: 84.61 million
Language: Filipino and English (World’s third largest English speaking country)
Religion: Predominantly Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim and Buddhist
Currency: Philippine Peso
Time: GMT +8 hours
Electric Voltage: 220 V 60HZ
Country Dialling Code: +63
Weights & Measures: Metric
Climate: March to May is hot and dry.
June to October is rainy.
November to February is cool.
Environment: The country is rich in biodiversity with around 12,000 plant species, 1100 land vertebrate species and at
least 500 coral species.
Highest Point: Mt. Apo in Mindanao (2,954m)
* The country is the center of the center of marine shore fish biodiversity.
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