The Philippines is a country located in the Southeast region part of Asia. Its archipelago is mainly composed of 7,107 islands, which is why the best beaches in the world could be found in this country. The country has a rich culture due to the Spanish regime that lasted for three centuries, and due to the history that the Americans and the Japanese people have made and left.
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The capital of Philippines
Philippines is famous for its traditional clothing. The baro't saya is worn by the females and barong tagalong is worn by the males. Barong tagalog or simply barong is made from Pi'a and is being worn on almost all formal functions unlike the baro't saya which is being worn only on certain special occasions.
The country boasts of thousands of beautiful islands. One of these is Boracay. The island of Boracay is found within the region of Visayas. It is visited by hundreds and hundreds of tourists every year, it boasts of its white and unbelievably fine sand. It is almost powdery in touch that you have to see and feel it to believe it. There are tons of great activities to do in Boracay, such as diving, parasailing, and snorkeling and a lot more. The island is a little piece of paradise.
Philippines are famous for its cuisine. It has evolved from one origin to another, perhaps due to the influence of the different countries that had come and gone during the early times. However, there are a lot of delicacies that is originally owned by the Filipinos, such as the different types of sweets and kakanin or rice cakes.
There are also dishes to which are very exquisite, such as bayawak, a very large lizard/reptile that is being eaten in the Philippines. The ever famous balut which becomes often a challenge especially to foreigners Balut is a fertilized duck egg that contains an embryo about 10-18 days old. The sight of the duck fetus could be witnessed once you open the balut. It is eaten in its shell itself and usually being seasoned with salt and vinegar for better tasting.
Philippines is famous for its rich culture, such as the barrio fiestas or district festivals, often celebrated to commemorate the feast days of different patron saints. Sinulog festival, Tinagba Festival, and Panagbenga (flower festival) are just one of the few. These festivals are often accompanied by parades of people wearing costumes, dancing and great music. Whether in good times or bad, a fiesta must go on. This activity also acts as a formal thanksgiving and rejoicing.
The currency of Philippines
is the Philippine Peso(PHP)
Flag of Philippines
Philippines belongs to the Asian continent
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Airports in Philippines
Roxas City Airport
Manila International Airport MIA
Cagayan De Oro Airport
Subic Bay Weather Station
Clarkfield Pampanga International Airport
Naga - Luzon Island
and Godofredo P. Ramos Airport
Leaders of Philippines
List of seas in Philippines
and the Visayan Sea
Map of Philippines
Languages spoken in Philippines
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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Philippines
13 00 N, 122 00 E
Kilometers of coastline
Square kilometers of land
Square kilometers of water
1,830 square kilometers
24.48 / 1000 population
5.36 / 1000 population
15,500 sq km
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