The Philippines - General Overview

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Official name: Republika ng Pilipinas, engl. Republic of the Philippines
Form of government : Republic
Position: betw. 4° 23' northern latitude. and 116° 55' und 126° 36' eastern longitude.
National territorry: Around 7107 islands (20 % inhabited) in western Pacific, an ocean area of 1,3 Mill. km².
Surface: 300.000 km².
Population: 84,5 Mill. people (2002), 350 people/km²
Captial: Manila
National languages: Tagalog (Filipino) and English.
National holiday: June 12
Currency: Philippin. Peso (P) = 100 Centavos (C)
Time zone: Chin. Coast Time = CET + 7 Std

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