|Time zone:||GMT +8 (Philippines standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||English, Filipino|
|Other languages:||Bicol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Pampango, Pangasinan, Tagalog, Waray|
Philippine pesos (PHP)|
€1 = ₱52.05, $1 = ₱46.65, £1 = ₱62.04
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.ph||International Dialling Code: 63|
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Further information on Philippines
Discover more about Philippines - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 300,000 sq km (1,830 sq km under water)
Coastline: 36,289 km (Philippines Sea, South China Sea)
Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders
Climate: Tropical marine climate with a northeast monsoon from November to April and a southwest monsoon from May to October. Experiences several typhoons and cyclonic storms every year.
Highest mountain: Mount Apo (2,954m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Philippines from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Partly Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Flawed democracy||53/167|
|Economic Freedom||Moderately Free||76/179|
|Press Freedom||Difficult situation||139/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Limited rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Medium corruption||85/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Republic of the Philippines Status: Independent Country
Population: 107,668,231 (rank: 12/196) Density: 358.8 people/sq km (rank: 23/196)
Ethnic groups: Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, other 25.3% (2000 census)
Religions: 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% (2000 census)
GDP (PPP): $454.3 billion GDP per capita: $4,700 (rank: 136/195)