Introduction

Summary

Independent republic in the Far East

Cities

Capital: Manila

Principal Ports

Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Davao and Zamboanga

Population

106.7 million

International Country Code

PH

Language(s)

Two official languages — Filipino and English. Eight major dialects — Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocan, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango and Pangasinense.

Religion

Roman Catholic, Muslim, Evangelical, Iglesia ni Kristo, Aglipayan, other Christian

Literacy Rate

95.4%

Weights and Measures

Metric and US systems

Electricity Supply

220V, 60Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 63

Time

8 hours ahead of GMT.

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