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Country Profile: The Philippines

A Closer Look at... the Philippines
OFFICIAL NAME
Republic of the Philippines
GEOGRAPHY
Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South C hina Sea, east of Vietnam
AREA
299,000 sq km / 115,444 sq miles
COMPARATIVE
slightly larger than the state of Arizona
POPULATION
84,619,000
CAPITAL
Manila (population 10 million in greater metro area)
LITERACY
95% (age 15+ and can read and write)
LANGUAGE

Official: Philipino/Filipino (known as Tagalog)

Other: English

RELIGION

Roman Catholic - 82%

Protestant - 9%

Muslim - 5%

Buddhist - 3%

POLITICS
Democratic Republic with a President elected to a 6-year term
INCOME
Per capita income = US$ 1,170 per year
CURRENCY
Philippines Peso (P)
TIME ZONE
GMT/UTC +8
SOURCES
Statistics provided by a variety of sources, but mostly the U.S. State Department, the U.N. Statistics Division, and BBC News.

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