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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
Climate: Tropical, astride typhoon belt.
Government of Philippines
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: 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
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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