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Countries of the World: Philippines
Resources about Philippines including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Philippines GDP (2009): $160.6 billion. Annual GDP growth rate (2009): 0.9% at constant prices. GDP per capita (2009): $1,746. Natural resources: Copper, nickel, iron, cobalt, silver, gold. Agriculture: Products--rice, coconut products, sugar, corn, pork, bananas, pineapple products, aquaculture, mangoes, eggs. Industry: Types--textiles and garments, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, paper and paper products, tobacco products, beverage manufacturing, food processing, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, electronics and semiconductor assembly, mineral products, hydrocarbon products, fishing, business process outsourcing services. Trade (2009): Exports--$38.3 billion. Imports--$42.8 billion.

Geography of Philippines Area: 300,000 sq. km. (117,187 sq. mi.). Major cities (2007 estimate): Capital--Manila (pop. 11.55 million in metropolitan area); other cities--Davao City (1.36 million); Cebu City (0.80 million). Terrain: Islands, 65% mountainous, with narrow coastal lowlands. Climate: Tropical, astride typhoon belt.

Government of Philippines Type: Republic. Independence: 1946. Constitution: February 11, 1987. Branches: Executive--president and vice president. Legislative--bicameral legislature. Judicial--independent. Administrative subdivisions: 16 regions and Metro Manila (National Capital Region), 80 provinces, 122 cities. Political parties: Liberal Party, Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats/KAMPI, Nacionalista, Nationalist People's Coalition, Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino, Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, Aksiyon Demokratiko, Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, and other small parties. Suffrage: Universal, but not compulsory, at age 18.

Map of Philippines This Map of Philippines shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Manila the capital of Philippines. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Philippines The Official Name of Philippines is the Republic of the Philippines. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Philippines Nationality: Noun--Filipino(s). Adjective--Philippine. Population (2009 estimate): 92.2 million. Annual population growth rate (2007 estimate): 2.04%. Ethnic groups: Malay, Chinese. Religions (based on 2000 census): 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%. Languages: Filipino (based on Tagalog), official national language; English, language of government and instruction in education. Education: Years compulsory--6 (note: 6 years of primary education free and compulsory; 4 years of secondary education free but not compulsory). Attendance (2008 net enrollment rates)--85% in elementary grades, 61% in secondary grades. Functional literacy (2008, for ages 10-64)--86.4%. Basic literacy (2003)--93.4%. Health: Infant mortality rate (2008)--25 per 1,000. Life expectancy (2005)--67.8 yrs. for males; 72.5 yrs. for females. Work force (2009): 35.06 million. Services (including commerce and government)--51%; agriculture--34%; industry--15%.

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