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Philippines Facts

  • Name: Philippines
    (long form) Republic of the Philippines
  • Capital City: Manila (1,652,171 pop.)
    (11,855,975 metro)
  • Philippines Population: 105,720,644 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)
    (conversion rates)

    Philippine Peso
    200 pesos
  • Ethnicity: Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, other 25.3%
  • GDP total: $423.7 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $4,300 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Filipino (official; based on Tagalog) and English (official); eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Manila, Davao, Cebu, Bacolod, Cagayan
  • Name: Derived from King Philip II of Spain
  • National Day: June 12
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 80.9%, Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, Aglipayan 2%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1%
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.