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Where is The Philippines?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Philippines covers 298,170 square kilometers of land and 1,830 square kilometers of water, making it the 73rd largest nation in the world with a total area of 300,000 square kilometers.

The Philippines became an independent state in 1946, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of The Philippines is 103,775,002 (2012) and the nation has a density of 348 people per square kilometer.

The currency of The Philippines is the Philippine Peso (PHP). As well, the people of The Philippines are refered to as Philippine.

The dialing code for the country is 63 and the top level internet domain for Philippine sites is .ph.

The Philippines does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Philippines section.

Quick facts

Population 103,775,002
Density 348.0 / km2 ( 901.4 / mi2 )
Languages English, Tagalog
Independence Year 1946
Capital Manila (Metro Manila)
Currency Philippine Peso
GDP 285,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 2,746 (2014 data)
Land Area 298,170 km2 (115,124 mi2)
Water Area 1,830 km2 (707 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 116.930
Maximum Longitude 126.600
Mininum Latitude 4.650
Maximum Latitude 20.840

What is the capital of The Philippines?

map showing the location of The Philippines
Location of Manila on a map.

Manila is the capital city of Philippines. It has a population of 10,444,527, and is located on a latitue of 14.6 and longitude of 120.98.

Manila is also the political center of Philippines, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Manila, the Capital Of The Philippines

City Manila
Country The Philippines
Population 10,444,527
Longitude 120.98220000
Latitude 14.60420000
Elevation 13 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in The Philippines

Rank City Population
#2Quezon City2,761,720
#6Cebu City798,634
#7General Santos679,588
#9Pasig City617,301
#11Makati City510,383
#13Bacolod City454,898
#15Cagayan de Oro445,103
#18San Jose del Monte357,828
#20Lapu-Lapu City350,467

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.