GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown, Binondo. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It is home to the baroque 17th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison.

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

100,981,437

CAPITAL

Manila (1,780,148)

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $276.4

LANGUAGE

Filipino, English

RELIGION

Christianity, Islam

LIFE EXPECTANCY

69

AREA

300,000 square kilometers (120,000 square miles)

LITERACY PERCENT

95.6

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LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

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ANGELES CITY

Angeles city is a town located in the province of Pampanga. The town is famous for its high number of clubs, discos and bars.

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BOHOL ISLAND

Bohol is a province of the Philippines, in the country’s Central Visayas region. It comprises Bohol Island and numerous smaller surrounding islands. Bohol is known for its coral reefs and unusual geological formations, known as the Chocolate Hills. On the main island, near the town of Carmen, these 1,200 or so symmetrical mounts turn cocoa-brown in the dry season, contrasting with the surrounding jungle's greenery.

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CEBU ISLAND

Cebu is a province of the Philippines, in the country’s Central Visayas region, comprising Cebu Island and more than 150 smaller surrounding islands and islets. Its prosperous port capital, Cebu City, retains landmarks from its 16th-century Spanish colonial past, including the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño church and the triangular Fort San Pedro. Tops, an observation deck on Mt. Busay, has sweeping views over the city.

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DUMAGUETE

Dumaguete City is the capital of the province of Negros Oriental, in the southern Philippines. The waterfront Rizal Boulevard is backed by bars and restaurants. Opposite the Quezon Park is the 19th-century St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral and its belfry, the Campanario de Dumaguete.

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MANILA

Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a densely populated bayside city on the island of Luzon, which mixes Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It is home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and former military prison.

ANGELES CITY

Philippines-Angeles-City-Holy-Rosary-Parish-Church-20826 COVER

Angeles city is a town located in the province of Pampanga. The town is famous for its high number of clubs, discos and bars.

BOHOL ISLAND

Philippines-Bohol-Island-Chocolate-Hills-complex-Chocolate-Hills-Panorama-17568 COVER

Bohol is a province of the Philippines, in the country’s Central Visayas region. It comprises Bohol Island and numerous smaller surrounding islands. Bohol is known for its coral reefs and unusual geological formations, known as the Chocolate Hills. On the main island, near the town of Carmen, these 1,200 or so symmetrical mounts turn cocoa-brown in the dry season, contrasting with the surrounding jungle's greenery.

CEBU ISLAND

Philippines-Cebu-Island-Balamban-JVR-Island-in-the-Sky-Suspension-bridge-16141 COVER

Cebu is a province of the Philippines, in the country’s Central Visayas region, comprising Cebu Island and more than 150 smaller surrounding islands and islets. Its prosperous port capital, Cebu City, retains landmarks from its 16th-century Spanish colonial past, including the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño church and the triangular Fort San Pedro. Tops, an observation deck on Mt. Busay, has sweeping views over the city.

DUMAGUETE

Philippines-Dumaguete-Belfry-(Dumaguete-Bell-Tower)-16627 COVER

Dumaguete City is the capital of the province of Negros Oriental, in the southern Philippines. The waterfront Rizal Boulevard is backed by bars and restaurants. Opposite the Quezon Park is the 19th-century St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral and its belfry, the Campanario de Dumaguete.

MANILA

Philippines-Manila-Intramuros-Other-pictures-historical-center-20461 COVER

Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a densely populated bayside city on the island of Luzon, which mixes Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It is home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and former military prison.

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