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About The Philippines

Land Area 300,000 sq km

Number of Philippine Islands 7,107 Islands

Highest Peak: Mt. Apo 2,954 m.

Deepest point: Galathea Depth - Philippine Trench 10,540 m.

Gross International Reserves US$80.76B 2015

Gross External Debt US$75.3B 2015

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) US$454B 2013

GNI (Purchasing Power Parity) US$830B 2014

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) Per Capita US$6,982 2014

GNI (Purchasing Power Parity) Per Capita US$8,380 2014

About the People

Population: 100 Million 2015

Population Density per square Km. 308 2010

Number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) - Estimate 10M 2011

Yearly remittances of OFWs to the Philippines Php 173B 2014

Population Growth Rate 1.9%

Literacy Rate 96%

Native Languages (Official: Tagalog & English) 12

Dialects Spoken Throughout the Archipelago 170

Christians (Roman Catholics: 83%) 95%

Unemployment Rate 6.5% 2015

Dollar Billionaires (Lucio Tan, Henry Sy, George Ty & the Ayala Clan) 4

Other Philippine Information

HIV-AIDS Prevalence less than 0.1%
Tallest Building: PBCom Tower in Makati (120th tallest in the world) 848ft /259m. 2000
Philippine Tourist Arrivals 5.5M est. 2015
Fixed Telephone Lines 3.9M 2008
Mobile Cellular Phones (ranked 12th in the world) 106M 2013