Note: Census data used in data visualization is already 8 years old.

Where adventure, fun, laughter, smiles and beaches never ends


The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands with a total land area, including inland bodies of water, of approximately 300,000 square kilometers (116,000 square miles). Its 36,289 kilometers (22,549 miles) of coastline makes it the country with the 5th longest coastline in the world. It is located between 116° 40', and 126° 34' E. longitude and 4° 40' and 21° 10' N. latitude and borders the Philippine Sea on the east, the South China Sea on the west, and the Celebes Sea on the south. The island of Borneo is located a few hundred kilometers southwest and Taiwan is located directly to the north. The Moluccas and Sulawesi are located to the south-southwest and Palau is located to the east of the islands.

Untamed means "in a natural state", unspoiled beaches, rain forest, bio-diversity, nature, exotic food, culture and historic sites.

GDP Growth Story

Explore how the Philippines weathered the economic, natural and political rough seas through the years.

Snippets: BBC News: Philippines profile - Timeline

Data: World Bank