Philippines

Republic of the Philippines. Country Code: RP. Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam. Land Area: 115,831 square miles, slightly larger than Arizona. Capital: Manila. Climate: Tropical marine, northeast monsoon (November to April), southwest monsoon (May to October). Terrain: Mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands. Population: 81,159,644. Life Expectancy: 67 years. Literacy: 95%. Languages: Pilipino and English. Ethnic Groups: Christian Malay, Muslim Malay and Chinese. Currency: Philippine Peso.

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