Where Are The Philippines Located ?  

The Republic of Philippines is located in Southeast Asia amidst China and Indonesia, with a length of 1851 kilometers SSE-NNW and width of 1062 kilometers ENE-WSW. The South China Sea is prevalent between Philippines and the mainland of Asia. The Bashi Channel demarks the country from Taiwan in the northern region, while the Balabac Strait and the Sibutu Passage separate the Philippines from Malaysia in the South West. The total coastline of Phillippines is 36,289 kilometers.

The country is surrounded by the Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean on the Eastern side and the South China Sea on the West. The Celebes Sea lies in the South, while the Sulu Sea is present in the Southwest. The country occupies a total area of about 300,000 square kilometers encompassing 7107 islands. Out of all these islands, 67 percent of the total area of the country is occupied by the largest island, Luzon and the second largest island, Mindanao. Some of the other bigger islands include Samar, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Mindoro, Leyte, Cebu, Bohol, and Masbate.

The country is characterized by a tropical climate. The region experiences about 5 to 6 typhoons every year. As recorded in July 1993, the country has an estimated population of 68,464,368. Filipinos, the nationals of Philippines, are either Christian Malays or Roman Catholics. Filipino and English are the predominantly used languages. The country fell under the jurisdiction of the United States until it attained independence in the year 1946 on 4th of July. The country has a republican form of government with all supreme powers resting with the President.

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