With more than 7,000 islands, the Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago located in Southeast Asia. It has a total land area of about 307,055 square kilometers with no land boundary. It is considered as the third largest English speaking country in the world with a rich history combining Asian, American, and European influences. The Philippines is home to Boracay, one of the most popular beaches in the world.

Boracay, Philippines
Boracay, Philippines

Key Facts About the Philippines

Location Located in Southeastern Asia – an archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea
CurrencyPhilippine Peso
Currency Conversion1PHP = 0.019USD
ClimateTropical and maritime with relatively high temperature, high humidity and abundant rainfall
Population107+ million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Catholic
LanguageEnglish & Tagalog are the Official Language

Top Tourist Attractions in the Philippines

  • Boracay Island
  • Tubbataha Reefs
  • Banaue Rice Terraces
  • Bohol Chocolate Hills
  • Hinatuan Enchanted River
  • Marlboro Country, Batanes
  • El Nido, Palawan
  • Coron, Palawan
  • Siargao Island
  • Malapascua Island, Cebu
  • Kalanggaman Island, Leyte
  • Panglao, Bohol
  • Mount Apo, Davao
  • Kawasan Falls, Cebu
  • Siquijor Island
  • Apo Reef National Park

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