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Philippines - interesting facts on the Philippines

Philippines, a country in southeastern Asia, consist of more than 7,000 islands. Quezon City is the country's largest city. The main islands are Luzon in the north and Mindanao in the south. About 6,600 islands each cover less than a square mile.

Most are uninhabited. The Philippines is a mountainous country with a tropical, humid climate. Earthquakes and typhoons are common. The islands have a rich variety of plant and animal life.

interesting facts on the Philippines

interesting facts on the Philippines

Interesting facts on the Philippines:

 Workers plant rice in the wet paddy fields

Interesting facts on the Philippines:

The Philippines is one of the world's leading rice producers. A Filipino girl gathers crops

The people of the Philippines are called Filipinos. Most Filipinos look rather like Chinese, but have light brown skin. Most are Roman Catholics. The official languages of the country are Filipino, English and Spanish.

Seven-tenths of all workers are farmers, but only about a fifth of the land is cultivated. Rice, sugar cane and coconuts are leading crops. Timber is exported and fish are plentiful. The country's mineral wealth includes gold and silver.

interesting facts on the Philippines: map

Interesting facts on the Philippines: the Philippines consist of more than 7,000 islands in the western part of the North Pacific Ocean.

People from the Asian mainland settled in the islands before 2000 B.C. Chinese and Japanese traders reached there by A.D. 700 and the Arabs by 1400. Spaniards colonized the islands from the 1500s onwards. Despite revolts, they stayed until 1898, when the United States seized the islands in the Spanish-American War. The Spanish fleet was destroyed in the battle of Manila Bay. Japan occupied the area from 1941 to 1945. In 1946, the Philippines became independent. If you are going to travel, it is necessary to note - hotels in Philippines very comfortable and will not disappoint you

Facts and Figures Area: 115,707 square miles. Population: 91,983,000. Capital: Manila. Largest city: Quezon City.  More facts about Philippines you can find at this page

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