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Philippines Travel Guide

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Capital Manila
Government Republic
Currency Philippine peso (₱,PHP)
Area total: 300,000 km2
water: 1,830 km2
land: 298,170 km2
Population 91,983,000 (2009 est.)
Language English and Filipino (based on the Tagalog language) are the two official languages. There are about 8 major languages, 76 to 78 major language groups, with more than 170 distinct languages.Optional language Spanish and Arabic
Religion Christianity 91% (Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 9%), Islam 5%, Buddhism 3% and other 1%.
Electricity 220V 60Hz (in Baguio 110V)
Calling Code +63
Internet TLD .ph
Time Zone UTC +8

The Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas) is an archipelago in South-East Asia. The nation consists of 7,107 islands located between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam, and north of Sabah and Borneo, combine all its beaches it forms one of the world's longest coastlines and it takes about 2 to 3 decades to visit and experience every island. Since Spanish colonial times, the country is considered to be Asia's largest Catholic country. Over a hundred ethnic groups, a mixture of foreign influences and a fusion of culture and arts have enhanced the uniqueness of the Filipino identity and the wonder that is the Philippines.



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