Are the Philippines a part of Asia?

Philippines

Presidential Republic
independent since 1946

Region:

South East Asia

Surface:

300,000 km²

Local name:

Pilipinas

Capital:

Manila


geography

The Philippines are an archipelago in the South China Sea. The land has a total area of ​​300,000 km² and a total coastline of 36,289 km. This land mass corresponds to about 84% of the size of Germany. The Philippines are the 21st largest country in Asia and 73rd worldwide. It is comparatively low at an average height of 442 meters above sea level.

The archipelago consists of 7,641 mostly uninhabited islands. The Philippines do not have any directly bordering countries. The distance between Berlin and the capital Manila is approximately 9,880 km.

The currency in the Philippines is the Philippine Peso (PHP).
1 peso is divided into 100 centavos.
Status: May 18, 2021

1 euro = 58.24 pesos
1000 Peso = 17.17 euros

The climate in the Philippines

In the Philippines, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. There is no difference between the seasons as there is in Central Europe. The length of the day hardly fluctuates and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also smaller. The average maximum daily temperatures are between 30 and 33 degrees, depending on the season. In some parts of the country, the values ​​can reach up to 35 degrees during the day. In the colder months, depending on the region, the temperature drops to up to 23 ° C in the monthly mean at night.

Average day and night temperatures


languages

National language:

Tagalog


mother tonguedistribution
›Tagalog29,3 %
›Cebuano23,3 %
›Ilocano9,3 %
›Hiligaynon9,1 %
›Bicol5,7 %
›Waray-waray3,8 %
›Pampango3,0 %
›Kapampangan2,2 %
›Chinese1,9 %
›Pangasinan1,8 %
›Maguindanao1,4 %
›Maranao1,3 %
›Kinaray-a1,0 %
›Tausug0,9 %
›Chavacano0,6 %
Others5,4 %

Religions

directiondistribution
Lutheran2,8%
Church of Christ2,3%
Catholics (Roman)80,9%
Aglipayan2,0%
other Christs4,5%
Muslims5,0%
other2,5%

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economy


According to the definition of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Philippines is one of the developing countries due to its economic performance. Despite this classification, the country is currently one of the emerging countries, i.e. one of the countries with increasing industrialization.



Land use

4% urban areas:10,817 km²
42% agriculture:125,160 km²
27% forests:80,880 km²
0% water surface:1,830 km²
28% other areas:83,143 km²

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traffic

Road network:216,387 km
Rail network:77 km
Waterways:3,219 km
Commercial ports:1.706
›Airports:247

The main cities





Political indicators

(Based on the World Bank's "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project)


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Effectiveness:

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Death penalty:abolished in 2006



Existing trade agreements



Memberships