The Philippines is a Southeast Asian island country in the western Pacific Ocean, consisting of an archipelago of approximately 7,100 islands and islets that lie about 500 miles (800 km) East of Vietnam. Manila is the capital and is located in Luzon, which is the largest island. The second largest island in the Philippines is Mindanao, in the Southeast.

The Philippines takes its name from Philip II of Spain, the country that colonized the islands after ‘discovering’ them in the 16th century and ruled over them henceforward for over 300 years.

Best Beaches In Philippines.

Is Philippines a safe country?

In the Gallup 2020 Global Law and Order Index study, the Philippines ranked in the 50 safest countries in the world,  with a score of 84 out of 100, tied with Australia & New Zealand.

Palawan, Philippines.

Who owns Philippines?

A former Spanish colony from 1565 to 1898, the Philippines then passed under U.S. control after losing the Philippines-American war (1899-1902). Originally scheduled for 1944, the country independence was declared in July 1946.

Yellow, traditional Filipino barge with its two characteristic skates on its sides, looking towards the beach from the turquoise water and with beautiful mountains and clouds behind it.
A Colorful Philippines Bangka

What is the Philippines famous for?

The Philippines is known for having an abundance of beautiful beaches and delicious fruit. The collection of islands is located in Southeast Asia and was named after King Philip II of Spain. … The Philippines is made up of 7,641 islands, making it one of the largest archipelagos in the world.

Pin in Philippine Map
Overview of the Phillipines Map

Do Filipinos speak English?

English is one of the official languages of the Philippines and is spoken by more than 14 million Filipinos, with the majority of its population having at least some degree of fluency in the language.

Philippines Currency

Philippines peso

The Philippines peso is the official currency of the Philippines.
It is subdivided into centavos or sentimos (cents).
Code, PHP
Symbol ₱

Philippine Banknote 20 Php, Obverse. 2010. Image of Philippine president Manuel L. Quezon and Malacañang Palace in Manila. Text on the paper note reads ‘Republika Ng Pilipinas’. Orange color
Philippines Banknote 20 Php, Obverse. 2010. Philippine president Manuel L. Quezon and Malacañang Palace in Manila. Text on the paper note reads ‘Republika Ng Pilipinas’.
Philippine Banknote 20 Php, Reverse. 2010. Palm civet at Banaue Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Orange color
Philippines Banknote 20 Php, Reverse. 2010. Palm civet at Banaue Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Philippine Banknote 200 Php, Obverse. 2010. Diosdado P. Macapagal, former Filipino president Green Color
Philippines Banknote 200 Php, Obverse. 2010. Diosdado P. Macapagal, former Filipino president
Philippine Banknote 200 Php, Reverse. 2010. Bohol Chocolate Hills and a tarsier., Green Color
Philippines Banknote 200 Php, Reverse. 2010. Bohol Chocolate Hills and a tarsier.
Philippine Banknote 1000 Php, Obverse. 2010. José Abad Santos, Vicente Lim, Josefa Llanes Escoda; Centennial Celebration of Philippine Independence, Blue Color
Philippines Banknote 1000 Php, Obverse. 2010. José Abad Santos, Vicente Lim, Josefa Llanes Escoda; Centennial Celebration of Philippine Independence
Philippine Banknote 1000 Php, Reverse. 2010.UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and a South Sea pearl., Blue Color
Philippines Banknote 1000 Php, Reverse. 2010.UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and a South Sea pearl.

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