The purpose of this website is to show my Filipino culture and the beautiful part about the culture that makes it unique. The brilliant talents of the country from dancing and the people that made the Philippines what it is today. This website shows the pictures of the natural environment of the Philippines and the resorts. Also shows the tourist spots of the Philippines to better your experience from coming to a country like the Philippines. This is all about the Filipino cultures!!!
The Philippine Islands are an archipelago of over 7,000 islands lying about 500 mi off the southeast coast of Asia. The overall land area is comparable to that of Arizona. Only about 7% of the islands are larger than one square mile, and only one-third have names. The largest are Luzon in the north 40,420 sq mi. Mindanao in the south (36,537 sq mi)and Samar (5,124 sq mi)The islands are of volcanic origin, with the larger ones crossed by mountain ranges. The highest peak is Mount Apo (9,690 ft; 2,954 m) on Mindanao.
National name: Republika ng Pilipinas
President: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (2001)
Land area: 115,124 sq mi (298,171 sq km); total area: 115,830 sq mi (300,000 sq km)
Population (2007 est.): 91,077,287 (growth rate: 1.8%); birth rate: 24.5/1000; infant mortality rate: 22.1/1000; life expectancy: 70.5; density per sq mi: 791
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Manila, 10,677,000 (metro. area), 1,581,082 (city proper)
Other large cities: Quezon City (2000 est.), 1,669,776 (part of Manila metro. area); Cebu (2003 est.), 761,900
Monetary unit: Peso
Languages: Filipino (based on Tagalog), English (both official); eight major dialects: Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinense
Ethnicity/race: Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, other 25.3% (2000)
Religions: Roman Catholic 81%, Evangelical 3%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2%, Aglipayan 2%, other Christian 5%, Islam 5% (2000)
Literacy rate: 96% (2003 est.)