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.
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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Manila has a modern infrastructure. Boracay is famed for its pristine beaches, marine and beach activities, and vibrant nightlife. The Island of Cebu is a beach resort ideal for diving.
The Philippines island of Palawan has been named one of the best islands in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, and other publications, thanks to its jaw-dropping natural beauty.
Visitors can explore white-sand beaches, swim in lagoons, enjoy island hopping in Coron and El Nido, find some of the best scuba diving in the world, and even traverse the underground river in the capital, Puerto Princesa, which is the second-longest underground river in the world.
The queen of all the beaches is probably White Beach in Boracay, constantly rated as one of the Top 10 beaches of the world.
Camaguey, Known as the Island Born of Fire and it is a pear-shaped island with 7 volcanoes
Located in the southeastern Asia Archipelago which is situated in the western Pacific Ocean. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.