Area: 299 764 sq.km.
Population: 101 833 938 ppl.
Languages: Pilipino, English, Spanish
Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)
Time zone: UTC +63
Republic of the Philippines is a state located in the southeastern part of Asia, consisting of many islands, which are located in the Pacific Ocean between Indonesia and Taiwan. Philippines are located in the Philippine Islands, which are part of the Malay Archipelago. Largest ones of the more than 7,100 islands of the Philippines, are - Mindanao, Luzon, Panay, Samar, Negros, Palawan, Mindoro, Bohol, Leyte, Cebu.
Total length of the Philippine archipelago, from the northern part to the South is about 2000 km, and from Western to Eastern - 900 km. The Western part of the island is washed by the South China Sea, from the east it is washed by the Philippine Sea, from the South - the Celebes Sea and from the northern part the Philippine islands are separated from the island of Taiwan by Bashi strait.
The coastline of Philippines is 36.3 thousand km. The total area of the island territory is 299.7 thousand km ². Philippines are a presidential republic with a bicameral congress and an independent judiciary system. President and the Senate (composed of 24 seats) are elected for the term of 6 years by a popular vote, the House of Representatives (a total of 240 seats) is elected for the term of 3 years. The Philippines are composed of 80 provinces, which are connected in 17 regions. Provinces consist of municipalities and towns. Municipalities consist of elementary administrative.