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Republic of the Philippines

  • Repúblika ng Pilipinas
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: 
Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa[1]
“For God, People, Nature, and Country”
Anthem: Lupang Hinirang
Chosen Land

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Great Seal
Seal of the Philippines.svg
Location of the Philippines (dark green) in ASEAN (light green) and Asia.
Location of the Philippines (dark green) in ASEAN (light green) and Asia.
Capital Manila[2]
14°35′N 120°58′E
Largest city Quezon City
14°38′N 121°02′E
Official languages Filipino, English
Recognised regional languages
Optional languagesa
Ethnic groups (2014[4])
Demonym Filipino
Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic
 – President Benigno Aquino III
 – Vice President Jejomar Binay
 – Senate President Franklin Drilon
 – House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.
 – Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
Legislature Congress
 – Upper house Senate
 – Lower house House of Representatives
Independence from Spainb and the United States
 – Establishment April 27, 1565
 – Independence from Spain declared June 12, 1898
 – United States control July 4, 1902
 – Self-government March 24, 1934
 – Independence from the United states July 4, 1946
 – Current constitution February 2, 1987
Area
 – Total 300,000 km2 (64th)
120,000 sq mi
 – Water (%) 0.61[5] (inland waters)
 – Land 298,170 km2
115,120 sq mi
Population
 – July 27, 2014 estimate 100,617,630[6] (12th)
 – 2010 census 92,337,852
 – Density 335.44/km2 (43rd)
868.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2014 estimate
 – Total $493.36[7] (30th)
 – Per capita $4,961[7] (118th)
GDP (nominal) 2014 estimate
 – Total $291.799[7] (39th)
 – Per capita $2,934[7] (124th)
Gini (2009) positive decrease 43.0[8]
medium · 44th
HDI (2013) Increase 0.660[9]
medium · 117th
Currency Peso (Filipino: piso) (₱) (PHP)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
 – Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+8)
Date format
  • mm-dd-yyyy
  • dd-mm-yyyy
Drives on the right[10]
Calling code +63
ISO 3166 code PH
Internet TLD .ph

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines

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