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ABOUT PHILIPPINES 

The Republic of the Philippines, is an island nation located in the Malay Archipelago in Southeast Asia, with Manila as its capital. It comprises 7,107 islands called the Philippine Archipelago, with a total land area of approximately 300,000 square kilometers or 116,000 square miles, making it the 72nd largest country by area.
The country was named "Las Islas Filipinas" (The Philippine Islands) by Ruy López de Villalobos after King Philip II of Spain. Spanish colonial rule began in 1565 and lasted for about three centuries until the Philippine Revolution of 1896. The United States gained possession of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War in 1898 and the Philippine-American War in 1899. Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion, and Filipino and English are the official languages.

  • Capital:
    - Manila
  • Area:
    - Total: 300,000 km² (72nd) 115,831 sq mi
    - Water (%): 0.6
  • Independence:
    - from Spain and the U.S.
    - Declared: June 12, 1898
    - Self-government: March 24, 1934
    - Recognized: July 4, 1946
    - Current constitution: February 2, 1987
  • Official languages:
    - Filipino and English, Spanish (Formerly Official)
  • Population:
    - 2006 estimate: 85,236,913 (12th)
    - 2000 census: 76,504,077
    - Density: 276/km² (42nd) 715/sq mi
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