Philippines Country Profile

Capital: Manila

Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)

Travel Advice: Philippines Travel Advice

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The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago in Southeast Asia. It contains approximately 7,641 islands but classified into three main geographic sections from north to south which are Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The country is widely known for its beautiful beaches and variety of sweet fruits.

The Philippines recorded a population of 106.7 million in 2018 and it covers an area of 300,000 km2.

The capital city is Manila and the largest populated city is Quezon City located in the largest island Luzon. Manila has a beautiful bay and a good port used for trade. Quezon City has an art of former president Manuel L Quezon at the centre of the city; it also has Ninoy Aquino Parks and World Peace Bell Monument and a botanical garden.

Villagers tending a rice field in the Philippines.

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