Philippines – Some Interesting Facts and Map

PHILIPPINES

The Philippines is officially known as the Republic of the Philippines. And the people from the Philippines known as Filipino. This country made off with 7641 islands 81 provinces, 145 cities and it’s situated in Southeast Asia. This country has the world largest Biodiversity because of its good environment.

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The Philippines is mainly divided into 3 major zones.

Luzon – This is the largest island and situated in the North part.

Mindanao – second largest and situated in the South.

Visayas – Third one and situated in the center.

Capital city –

The capital of the Philippines is Manila. And the largest city is Quezon. And both are the part of Metro Manilla.

Population –

104.9 million Until 2017.

International airports –

There are 8 International airports in the Philippines. Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila is crowded one.

Seaports –

There are 7 international seaports in the Philippines.

♦ Where did the name Philippines come from?

The Philippines named on a Spanish prince Philip.

♦ Which country ruled on the Philippines?

Spain – More than 300 Years

The USA – for 48 years

♦ Official and spoken language –

English and Filipino

♦ Public transportation –

Jeepney

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Taxi

MRT

Tricycle

Buses

♦ Currency –

Philippines Peso

1$ = 51 Peso

♦ Climate –

From July to November – Rainy

December to February – Dry

March to June – Hot

The average temperature is between 21 °C to 35 °C

♦ Country code –

+63

♦ When the Philippines get independence?

Got on 12 June 1898 from Spain.

♦ Who is the head of Government?

President

♦ Current president 2019  –

Rodrigo Duterte 

Right one in images.

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A top country where the Philippines export more materials

Japan

USA

China

South Korea

Germany

Some popular tourist destination in the Philippines –

This country has lots of tourist attraction that’s why every year millions of Tourists visit the Philippines.

Boracay

Puerto Princesa

Chocolate Hills

Mayon Volcano

Banaue Rice Terraces

Manila

Baguio

Vigan

Cebu

Davao

♦ Best time to visit –

Best time to visit the Philippines from November to April. This time the weather will be dry and good for going around.

♦ Why every year there is Typhon in the Philippines –

The Philippines is located near the equator makes it more prone to earthquake, volcanos, and typhoon.

♦ Population –

The Philippines is the eighths most populated country in Asia and 12th in the world.

More than 10 Million Filipinos are working overseas.

SOME OF THE POPULAR FILIPINO DISHES –

CHICKEN ADOBO – This is the popular one in the Philippines. It’s mainly made with Chicken, Soy sauce, Vinegar and Mixed with the desired vegetable.

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BALUT – It’s a duck embryo and they boil it and eat with vinegar. While you are eating Balut you will see an underdeveloped duck. I try it and taste good.

KARE KARE – This is with beef or pork meat small pieces with peanut butter. To make this they first cook meats with lots of water and then they cook it with gravy, vegetables, and peanut butter. This dish can be made with seafood as well but name with being seafood, Kare Kare.

HALO HALO – This is a dessert and made of mixed ice cream, creamer and crushed ice. There will be also Kidney beans, chickpeas, coconut gel, sugar palm fruit, pinipig rice, and jack fruit. So all together mix.

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SINIGANG – It’s a meat soup with some vegetables. It’s sour in taste because of Tamarind. Most of the times meat will be Pork. And it can be with chicken, seafood, and beef.

And the main vegetables will be tomato, Onion, garlic, eggplant, radish, long green pepper, and Ladyfinger.

KINI LAW – It’s a raw fish salad and served with Filipino lime and vinegar.

MORE DELICIOUS PHILIPINO FOOD HERE

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PHILIPPINES –

1. This is the number one country where people texts more than call.

2. The Philippines comes in top 5th position in speaking English after the United Kingdom.

3. The capital city Manilla is the world’s most populated city in the world. Where 12.8 Million people live.

4. 3 of the largest mall in the world located in the Philippines, and they are –

Mega fashion hall of SM megamall

SM city of North ESDA

SM Mall of Asia

5. 11 % of the Philippines population works in abroad.

6. The Philippines is 2nd largest producer of coconuts.

7. World’s largest Perl was founded in the Philippines.

MAP –

OUR PHILIPPINES VIDEOS PLAYLIST

OTHERS PHILIPPINES POST –

CAMP JOHN HAY

LOURDES GROTTO

BURNHAM PARK

CENTER MALL

PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY

SM MALL

PUBLIC MARKET

TEACHER’S CAMP

GOOD SHEPHERD

WRIGHT PARK

BOTANICAL GARDEN

BAGUIO CATHEDRAL

THE MANSION HOUSE

MINES VIEW PARK

BELL CHURCH

TAM-AWAN VILLAGE

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