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Oceania & Pacific Domains: Philippines (


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.ph is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Philippines.

Background Information :


2008 estimate 90.5 million (12th) - 2007 census 88,574,614 - Density 295/km2 (32nd) 765/sq mi


(PPP) 2007 estimate - Total $319.773 billion (37th) - Per capita $3,539.448 (122nd)

National Anthem

"Lupang Hinirang" (English: "Chosen Land")


Total 300,000 km2 (72nd) 115,831 sq mi - Water (%) 0.61%

International Dialling Code



Peso (Filipino: piso ) (PHP)

Population type

Aeta Ati Bajau Bicolano Ibanag Igorot Ilocano Ivatan Kapampangan Lumad Mangyan Moro Palawan tribes Pangasinan Sambal Tagalog Visayans Chinese European Spanish American Mestizo Chabacano Zamboangueo


Unitary presidential constitutional republic - President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - Vice President Noli de Castro Independencefrom Spain from United States - Established April 27, 1565 - Declared June 12, 1898 - Self-government March 24, 1934 - Independence recognized July 4, 1946 - Current constitution February 2, 1987


Filipino and English Recognised regional languages Bikol, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Tagalog, and Waray-Waray National languageFilipino


: "Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan, at Makabansa" English: "For God, People, Nature, and Country"

Time Zone

PHT (UTC+8) The Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines, Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is an island country located in Southeast Asia with Manila as its capital city. The Philippines comprises 7,107 islands in he western Pacific Ocean, sharing maritime borders with Indonesia, Malaysia, Palau, the People's Republic of China, and Vietnam. The Philippines is the world's 12th most populous country with a population of 90 million people. Its national economy is the 46th largest in the world with an estimated 2008 gross domestic product (GDP) of over US$154.073 billion. There are more than 11 million overseas Filipinos worldwide, about 11% of the total population of the Philippines. It is a multi-ethnic country. Ecologically, The Philippines is considered to be among 17 of the most megadiverse countries in the world.

Before the arrival of Europeans in 1521, the Philippines was settled by Austronesian (Malayo Polynesian) peoples. The Philippines became a Spanish colony in the 16th century, as an extension of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. In 1896, rebellion led tothe Philippine Revolution that won independence from Spain during the Spanish-American War of 1898. American occupation led to the Philippine-American War which ended in 1902. The Philippines became a territory of the United States in the 20th century. A Commonwealth government was established in 1935, which allowed self-governance. The country ganed its independence from the United States on July 4, 1946 after World War II. Martial law were declared in 1972, which led to the insurgencies of the New People's Army, and the Moro National Liberation Front. Liberal parties led the People Power Revolution of 1986, which would bring the Philippines back to democracy.

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