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Philippines: Detailed Information

Location:
Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam

Philippine Location, Islands Philippines

Geographic coordinates:
13 00 N, 122 00 E

Map references: Southeast Asia

Area:
Total Area: 300,000 sq km

Land Area: 298,170 sq km

Comparative Area: slightly larger than Arizona

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 36,289 km

Maritime Claims: measured from claimed archipelagic baselines

Dontinental Shelf: to depth of exploitation

Exclusive Economic Zone: 200 nm

Territorial Sea: irregular polygon extending up to 100 nm from coastline as defined by 1898 treaty; since late 1970s has also claimed polygonal-shaped area in South China Sea up to 285 nm in breadth

International Disputes: involved in a complex dispute over the Spratly Islands with China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, and possibly Brunei; claims Malaysian state of Sabah

Climate: tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October)

Terrain: mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands

lowest point: Philippine Sea 0 m
highest point: Mount Apo 2,954 m

Natural Resources: timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper

Land Use:
Arable Land: 26%
Permanent Crops: 11%
Meadows and Pastures: 4%
Forest and Woodland: 40%
Other: 19%
Irrigated Land: 16,200 sq km (1989 est.)

Environment:
Current Issues: uncontrolled deforestation in watershed areas; soil erosion; air and water pollution in Manila; increasing pollution of coastal mangrove swamps which are important fish breeding grounds

Natural Hazards: astride typhoon belt, usually affected by 15 and struck by five to six cyclonic storms per year; landslides, active volcanoes, destructive earthquakes, tsunamis

International Agreements: party to - Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 83, Wetlands; signed, but not ratified - Desertification, Tropical Timber 94


Travel Quotes:

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents. Italo Calvino

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. Aldous Huxley

Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines

Philippine cuisine consists of the food, preparation methods and eating customs found in the Philippines. The style of cooking and the food associated with it have evolved over many centuries from its Austronesian origins to a mixed cuisine of Malay, Spanish, Chinese, and American, as well as other Asian and Latin influences adapted to indigenous ingredients and the local palate. More details at Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines

Travel outside the country, safe and sound

There is an undeniable fact that most people have this great chance to travel abroad for some time in their lives. For some reasons, others go abroad for work. Whatever the purpose of that travel abroad is, see to it that you make yourself safe from whatever hassles and be prepared for the whole trip. Travel outside the country, safe and sound


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