About The Philippines

The Philippines has been getting more and more attention over recent years, especially among international travelers who are becoming to flock its mystical beaches and caves in numbers like never before. The country's climate and the vibe is unmistakenly subtropical, with the flora and fauna to match. It has the seventh-largest collection of islands in the world, only parelleled by the likes of Indonesia, Australia, and Norway. Although the country was colonized by both Spain and the United States, the Philippines retains its unique culture that is sometimes described as a melding of "east and west". 

The Philippines Trivia

What is the Culture of the Philippines Like?

The Philippines is often referred to as a melting pot of eastern and western cultures. The culture is also heavily influenced by indigenous populations. The culture also has Spanish, American, Japanese, Indonesian, and Arabic influences.

The Culture Of The Philippines

What is the Largest Religion in the Philippines?

The major religion in the Philippines is Roman Catholic Christianity.

Religious Beliefs In The Philippines

What are the Biggest Cities in the Philippines?

Quezon City is the largest city in the Philippines with a total population of 2.9 million people. The second largest city is the capital of Manila, which has a population of 1.7 million.

Biggest Cities In The Philippines

Who was the First President of the Philippines?

Emilio Aguinaldo was the first president of the Philippines, having served from 1899-1901.

List of the Presidents of the Philippines

What Languages Are Spoken In The Philippines?

Filipino and English are the official languages of The Philippines. Filipino is also the national language of the country. Twenty-one languages are spoken regionally. These include Aklanon, Basian, Bikol, Cebuano, Chavacano, Hiligaynon, Ibanag, Ilocano, Ilonggo, Ivatan, Maranao, Tagalog, Kapampangan, Kinaray-a, Waray, Maguindanao, Pangasinan, Sambal, Surigaonon, Tausug, and Yakan. Chinese (various types), Arabic, Japanese, Spanish, Malay, Tamil, and Korean are some of the foreign languages spoken by the various immigrant populations of the Philippines.

What Languages Are Spoken in the Philippines?

What Plants Are Native to the Philippines?

Some plants native to the Philippines include the Philippine teak, Attenborough's pitcher plant, and Copeland's pitcher plant.

Native Plants Of The Philippines

What are the Biggest Islands in the Philippines?

The Philippines lay claim to about 7,641 islands in the Philippine archipelago. Only about 2,000 islands have people, and the total population of the Republic is estimated at 100 million.

The Biggest Islands Of The Philippines

What is the Major Ethnic Group in the Philippines?

The Tagalog people represent the largest ethnic group in the Philippines.

Ethnic Groups In The Philippines