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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

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1. 1.4% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

2. Over 7,790,000 motor vehicles (75 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants) are registered in this country.

3. The national top-level domain is .ph . There are over 62,400 websites with this extension.

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

5. In the Philippines, the word “talicogenic” is used, which means that the person only from the back looks nice.

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

7. The country has 247 airports, 89 of the paved surface.

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

9. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 2.8 Mb / s and the maximum is 25.3 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

10. Full name of the country – Republic of the Philippines.

11. Political system – republic.


Geography in Philippines

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

2. 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.

3. It is an island country, no land borders. Through territorial waters it borders with Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and China.

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

5. 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.

6. The country is similar in size to Poland.

7. The longest river is Mindanao, 550 km.

8. The highest peak is Apo 2954 m above sea level.

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

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

11. 68472 km2 of the country is covered by forests (23%)

12. There are 7 107 islands in the Philippines (about 1000 are populated).

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

14. In this country there are 53 active volcanoes.

108. The nearest capital in a straight line from Manila is Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei) – 1265 km.

109. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Manila is La Paz (Bolivia) – 19016 km.


Finance in Philippines

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

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

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

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

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

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 330 259 000 000 (PLN 1 413 508 520 000 ),
– in 2018 it is $ 314,000,000,000 (PLN 1,343,920,000,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of year was 45.4% of GDP, which is about: $ 149 937 586 000 (PLN 641 732 868 080),
2018 year was 42.1 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 132,194,000,000 (PLN 565,790,000,000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 1,289 (PLN 5,516).

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

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

10. 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).

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


Law in Philippines

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

2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Education in Philippines

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 86.

4. 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).

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


Work in Philippines

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

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

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 5.5% .

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

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

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

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

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


Best in Philippines

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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.

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

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

9. The longest river is Mindanao, 550 km.

10. The highest peak is Apo 2954 m above sea level.

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

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

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

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


Army in Philippines

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

2. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 36 place,
2018 > year – 51 place.

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

4. 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.

5. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 3,000,000,000 (PLN 12,840,000,000),
2018 year – $ 3,000,000,000 (PLN 12,840,000,000).

6. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 9 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 6 ships.


Society in Philippines

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1. 11 Filipinos accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

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

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

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

5. 15% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 15 390 000 people).

6. 37.6% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

7. The average IQ level is 86.

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

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

10. On average, women give birth to 3.1 children.

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

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

13. The population density is 308 people / km2.

14. The main religion is the Catholicism of 62%.

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

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

18. In this country there are approximately:
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.

19. 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).

20. 47 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

21. 61% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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

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

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


Symbols of Philippines

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

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

3. The national fruit is mango.

4. The name of the Philippines comes from the name of the Spanish king Philip II of Habsburg.

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


Customs in Philippines

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

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

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


History of Philippines

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

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

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

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

5. Independence from the USA was obtained on July 4, 1946.

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

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

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


Language in Philippines

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


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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 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