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The Philippines

Flag of the Philippines

Area - 300 000 km (116 000 square miles).

Population - 52 million (1980) 84.5 million (July 2002 est.)

Climate - Tropical; average temperature all year round in Manila ranges from 21C (70F) to 34C (93F).

Government - Republic

Capital - Manila

Language - Filipino (Tagalog); also English, Spanish and local dialects.

Religion - 85% Roman Catholic

Currency - Philippine peso (PP) = 100 centavos.

National anthem - Beloved country.

Highest point - Mount Apo 2,954 m

Birth rate - 26.88 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Death rate - 5.95 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

Independence - 4 July 1946 (from US)

GDP - $335 billion (2001 est.)

GDP per capita - $4,000 (2001 est.)


History of The Philippines

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