Philippines: Fast Facts

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Official Name: Republic of the Philippines

Total Area: 300,000 square kilometers

Administrative Divisions: 16 Regions (divided into several provinces) and 1 Autonomous Region

Head of State: President

Head of Government: President

Capital: Manila

Major Cities: Quezon City, Manila, Caloocan, Davao, Cebu

Languages: Filipino (Tagalog), English

Religions: Christianity

Currency: Philippine Peso

Population: 85.2 million (UN estimate, 2006)

Literacy: 96 percent

Gross National Income per capita: US$ 1,300 (World Bank estimate, 2006)

Economy: Agriculture, Fishing, Manufacturing, Mining

International Dialing Code: +63

Time: GMT/UTC+8