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Philippines / Philippines Statistics
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Philippines - Location Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam
Area - Total 300,000 sq km
Area - Land 298,170 sq km
Area - Water 1,830 sq km
Geographic Coordinates 13 00 N, 122 00 E
Coastline 36,289 km
Elevation Highest Mount Apo 2,954 m
Elevation Lowest Philippine Sea 0 m
Birth rate 25.8 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Death rate 5.53 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Life expectancy - Male 66.74 years
Life expectancy - Female 72.61 years (2004 est.)
Languages two official languages - Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English; eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocan, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinense
Independence 12 June 1898 (from Spain)
Flag Description two equal horizontal bands of blue (top) and red with a white equilateral triangle based on the hoist side; in the center of the triangle is a yellow sun with eight primary rays (each containing three individual rays) and in each corner of the triangle is a small yellow five-pointed star
Internet Code .ph
Airports 253 (2003 est.)
Bordering Countries NA
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