Here are some of the Facts on the Philippine Islands

Here are some of the facts on the Philippine Islands, I may update it from time to time but I will keep it to the bare minimum. and since I am not wikipedia or the sort, let me just summarize this in my own words and point you in the right direction for more information if you wish to do more research on the matter, through links.


1. The Philippines is a country located in Southeast Asia
2. It is an archipelago consisting of 7,107 islands
3. It is divided into three island groupings, which are, Luzon , Visayas , and Mindanao
4. The country is divided into 17 regions
5. It is further subdivided into 80 provinces
6. Currently there are 138 cities(12 of which are major cities )
7. There are 1,496 municipalities
8. The country has 42,025 barangays
9. Manila is the capital city of the country.


The Philippines has an estimated population of 92 million people and is the world's 12th most populous country. Around 11 million Filipinos live overseas.


The Philippines is rich in culture and history brought about by the different nations that have influenced us in the past, as well as the present.

1. The Negritos are known to be amongst one of the earliest inhabitants of the country
2. The Austronesians brought with them influences from Malay, Hindu, and Islamic beliefs
3. Trade and commerce were brought about by Chinese influence
4. In 1521, the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan brought about an era of Spanish influence and Christianity
5. The United States became the dominant power replacing Spain after the Philippine revolution (the Spanish-American war)
6. During WWII, Japan occupied most of the Philippine cities.
7. The United States retained sovereignty over the islands until the end of WWWII when the Philippines gained independence. The English language and western culture were among the influences brought about by the United States
8. In 1986, the "People Power" movement which overthrowed a dictatorship is probably one of the most popular experience with democracy since the declaration of independence in the Philippines.

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Being an archipelago, getting around the country gives you options to choose from air, sea, and land travel.

1. Air travel is mostly used for traveling through different locations in the country because it is fast and very efficient, although it is limited only to certain areas which have an airport.
2. Sea travel, however, might take longer, it is the second preferred means of transportation to crossing the country, and an alternative to air travel because it is cheaper, and if time is not an issue, provides spectacular ocean and island views.
3. Land travel is the most common form of transportation for getting around in the Philippines just because it is limited to the geography of the Philippines being a country of different islands. However, through modern facilities and equipment, land travel is now an alternative to sea travel, although fare is almost the same, it would be a better choice for people who opt to seeing more of the country's inland scenery and local establishments as it would go to as far as three island groupings, different provinces, and some of the major cities across the land.
4. Buses and asian utility vehicles such as the jeepneys are more common public transportation for locals and getting around rural and urban areas.
5. Tricycles and pedicabs are more commonly used on subdivision roads.

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