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Capital : Manila
Language :  Filipino, English
Currency :  Philippine Peso
Population : 103 323 000
Area : 300 000 km2

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Philippines facts

1. Independence from the USA was obtained on July 4, 1946.
2. The population density is 308 people / km2.
3. The country is similar in size to Poland.
4. The main religion is the Catholicism of 62%.
5. The longest river is Mindanao, 550 km.
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of the Philippines.
7. The name of the Philippines comes from the name of the Spanish king Philip II of Habsburg.
9. The highest peak is Apo 2954 m above sea level.
10. Political system – republic.
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11. There are 7 107 islands in the Philippines (about 1000 are populated).

12. The total length of the coastline of all islands is similar to the length of the equator (34 600 km).

13. In 1521 Ferdinand Magellan was the first European to reach the Philippines.

14. In this country there are 53 active volcanoes.

15. In this country, even doctors, engineers and lawyers even catch up with unemployment.

16. Road signs are a suggestion, not a recipe.

17. The Philippines are the only Christian country in Asia.

18. This country is the world’s largest producer of coconuts.

Author: Turyst

19. Sugar is added to most dishes, even for spaghetti.

20. Smoke is everywhere, it is normal to burn all the garbage collected.

21. There are many well-trained nurses in the Philippines. They find employment all over the world.

22. There is the oldest university in Asia – the University of Santo Tomas, founded in 1611.

Author: Turyst

23. The Philippines has the largest number of species of birds and butterflies in the world.

24. It is the third largest English-speaking country in the world.

25. The largest pearl in the world, weighing over 40 kilos, was found there.

26. Davao City in the southern part of the Philippines, with an area of ​​2,212 sq km is one of the largest cities in the world.

27. Marikina City has the largest shoes in the world, 5.5 m long, 2.25 m wide and 1.83 m high.

Author: MR

28. Filipinos send the world’s largest number of text messages (350-400 million per day).

Author: MR

29. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 36 place,
      – 2018 year – 51 place.

30. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 220,000 professional and 430,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 172,500 professional and 325,700 reservists.

31. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 0 tanks, 530 armored vehicles, 145 jet aircraft and 125 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 45 tanks, 778 armored vehicles, 156 jet aircraft and 91 helicopters.

32. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $3,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $3,000,000,000 .

33. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 9 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 6 ships.

Author: Wojak

34. In the sixteenth century, hunters created a “yoyo” with a range of 6 meters and used it to knock down animals from trees.

35. In the Philippines, the word “talicogenic” is used, which means that the person in the back looks nice.

Author: Madzia

36. In this country, the legal system does not provide for divorces.

37. In the Philippines, pineapples were used as an anti-parasite.

Author: ciekawy

38. The flag of the Philippines is turned upside down during the conflict, blue is at the bottom and red at the top.

Author: Wiktoria

39. On October 31, 2011, 7,000,000,000 children were born in the Philippines.

Author: Natalia

40. The range of hills on the island of Bohol is called Chocolate Hills, because during the dry season the dried up grass has a brown color.

41. Underground National Park Puerto Princesa was elected November 11, 2011 for the new seventh natural wonder.

Author: Grzegorz

42. The minimum wage is 205 pesos per day (data from 2012).

43. The amount of income tax in the Philippines is 30%.

44. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 5.5% .

Author: Daria

45. 11 Filipinos accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

46. The richest of them is Henry Sy with assets worth over $14.2 billion (about 54.6 billion zlotys).

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

47. In the Philippines, an average adult consumes about 5.4 liters of pure alcohol a year.

48. The national alcohol is palm wine, Lambanog and Basia.

49. The most alcohol is consumed – 72.7%, then beer – 27%, and wine – 0.3%.

Author: AlkoWorld

50. In this country, compulsory education lasts 6 years.

Author: EduKacJa

51. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

52. The average IQ level is 86.

Author: EduKacJa

53. The national animal is a Philippine eagle and carabao.

54. The national fruit is mango.

Author: Kos

55. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 40 to 60 km / h.

56. Outside built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road varies from 20 to 60 km / h, and on highways from 60 to 100 km / h.

57. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

Author: AutoMania

58. In 2013, 1,469 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

59. 1.4% of fatal accidents caused people under the influence of alcohol.

60. In this country, over 7,690,000 motor vehicles are registered (75 vehicles per 1 000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

61. 15% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 15 390 000 people).

62. 37.6% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

63. The Mayon volcanic eruption in 1814 killed 12,000 people.

Author: Fiorella

64. In this country there are over 217,456 km of paved roads including over 380 km of expressways (0.34% of all roads in the world).

65. In this country there are 247 airports, 89 of the paved surface.

66. The largest airport in the Philippines is in Manila. Annually over 34 million people use it.

67. In this country there are over 995 km of railway tracks.

68. In Manila there are two metro lines with a total length of 50 km (44 stations). Approximately 400 million people use them annually.

Author: Marlène

69. In this country of more than 47 134 000 (2015) 67 000 000 (2018) people have access to internet (about 65% of the population).

70. Around 47,000,000 (2015) 62,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

71. The average speed of a fixed internet connection is 2.8 Mb / s, and the maximum speed is 25.3 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Author: NET

72. The national top-level domain is .ph . There are over 62,400 websites with such an extension.

73. The most popular pages with the extension .ph are: kat.ph, google.com.ph and sulit.com.ph.

Author: http

74. This country has 2018 over year $76 890 000 000 of foreign exchange reserves (0.69% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

75. The Philippines has 195600 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

76. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $330 259 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is the $314 000 000 000 .

77. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 45.4% GDP, or around: $149 937 586 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 42.1% GDP, or around: $132 194,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $1,289.

78. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $77,670,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year is approximately: $73 098 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

79. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 70 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

80. In Manila, there are over 1,127 buildings with a height exceeding 35 meters.

Author: BobBudowniczy

81. In this country there are 3.7% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 3,795,027 people).

82. In the Philippines, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 65 minutes a day. This is the fourth result in the world.

Author: Reebeka

83. The lowest temperature: 3 °C was measured in Baguio.

84. The highest temperature: 42.2 °C was measured in Tuguegarao.

Author: weather

85. The most deadly disease in this country is tuberculosis.

Author: medi

86. The average life expectancy in this country is 67.8 years (women – 71.3 years and men – 64.5 years).

Author: Wilga

87. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

Author: Nadia

88. In this country, women having their first child on average 23 years old.

89. 10 women give birth to 31 children on average

Author: Nadia

90. The average age people living in this country is 23.2 years old.

Author: Sara19

91. The country is around:
34 993 000 people (34.02%) in the age range 0-14 years.
63 465 000 people (61.7%) in the age range 15-64 years.
4 402 400 people (4.28%) over 65 years old.

92. In this country, about 2 496 000 children are born annually (2.4% of the population), and about 628,000 people die (0.6% of the population).

Author: Sara19

93. Left-sided traffic was in force until March 10, 1945.

Author: AutoMania

94. In this country, a person of 15 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

95. There are 121,000 km2 of agricultural land in the Philippines (41% of the country).

96. 47 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

97. Baguio is the highest located town in the country.

98. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1937.

99. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 48 days.

100. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

Author: Statyk

101. 61% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

102. 68472 km2 of the country is covered by forests (23%)

103. The last death penalty was carried out in 1999.

Author: Statyk

104. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 30% (2018).

105. The tax on goods and services is 12% (2018).

106. The level of inflation in 2018 is 5.7%.

Author: Fan%

107. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 10 110 ₱.

Author: Daria

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What is the highest peak in the Philippines?
The highest peak in the Philippines is Apo (2954 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in the Philippines?
The largest river in the Philippines is Mindanao, 550 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in the Philippines?
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What is the national dish?
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What Philippines has national colors?
National colors: blue, red, white and yellow.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is palm wine, Lambanog and Basia.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a Philippine eagle and carabao.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
National sport is Sipa.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders the Philippines?
It is an island country, no terrestrial borders. Territorial waters borders Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and China.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age people living in this country is 23.2 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 205 pesos per day (data from 2012).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in the Philippines?
The population density is 345 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
The motto of the country – “God, people, nature and the state.”

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 42.2 ° C was measured in Tuguegarao.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 3 ° C was measured in Baguio.

answer: Marta

answer: Marta