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Philippines

Area: 300.155 Km²
Population: 82.842.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 276 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Manila (1.800.000 pop., 8.595.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Quezon City 1.675.000 pop., Davao 850.000 pop., Cebu 600.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Filipino (Neomalay) 70%, Protomalay 10%, Chinese 10%, others 10%
Border countries: -

Principal mountains: Mount Apo 2954 m
Principal rivers: Cagayan 350 Km
Principal lakes: Laguna de Bay 550 Km², Lanao 280 Km²
Principal islands: Luzon 104.647 Km², Mindanao 94.594 Km², Samar 13.079 Km², Negros 12.702 Km², Palawan 11.729 Km², Panay 11.515 Km², Mindoro 9735 Km², Leyte 7213 Km², Cebu 4410 Km², Bohol 3864 Km²
Climate: Tropical

Language: Filipino, English (both officials)
Religion: Catholic 83%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 5%
Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 22/2, 9/4, 1/5, 12/6, 24/6, 31/8, 1/11, 30/11, 25/12, 30/12, 31/12
Dialling code: 0063
GMT: +8

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