About Philippines

About Philippines

The Philippines is an island country of Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. The Philippines takes its name from Philip II, who was king of Spain during the Spanish colonization.  The location of this country is such that it sits on the ‘Ring of Fire’ which comprises around 550 active volcanoes.  Being a shell of active volcanoes makes the country rich reservoirs of minerals and the second largest gold deposit in the world.

It is also considered as one of the mega biodiversity countries in the world with a high percentage of flora and fauna endemism.

Capital: Manila

Quezon City, Davao City, Caloocan, Cebu City, Zamboanga City are the major cities of Philippines.

Population: 10.6 crores

Currency: Philippine peso coded as PHP

Language: Filipino, English


There is a total of 70 airports in the Philippines.

Manila International Airport or known as NAIA Airport, is the largest of all airports in the Philippines

Mactan-Cebu International Airport is the second busiest among Philippines airports, located in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island.

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