Philippines

Coordinates: 13°N 122°E / 13°N 122°E / 13; 122

The Philippines (i/ˈfɪlpnz/; Filipino: Pilipinas [ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of about 7,500 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City; both are part of Metro Manila.

To the north of the Philippines across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan; Vietnam sits west across the South China Sea; southwest lies Malaysia in the island of Borneo across the Sulu Sea, and to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia; while to the east it is bounded by the Philippine Sea and the island-nation of Palau. Its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. At approximately 300,000 square kilometers (115,831 sq mi), the Philippines is the 72nd-largest country in the world.

Latest News for: Republic of philippines

Edit

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain condemns double terrorist bombings targeting a church in Republic of Philippines

Public Technologies 27 Jan 2019
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain condemns double terrorist bombings targeting a church in Republic of Philippines ... Island, Republic of the Philippines, which resulted in the death and injury of dozens of people....
Edit

Foreign Affairs Minister meets with Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Philippines

Public Technologies 13 May 2018
He affirmed the Kingdom's keenness to improve cooperation and joint coordination with the Republic of the Philippines regarding regional and international issues in various forums for the benefit of the two countries, noting the role played by the Filipino community in the comprehensive development process in Bahrain....
×