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General


Population: 101,833,938 (2011)
Land Area: 300,000 sq km
Natural Resources: Timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper
Capital: Manila
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Benigno Aquino (2010)
Languages: Filipino, English, Local dialects
Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 80.9%, Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, Aglipayan 2%, Other Christian 4.5%, Other 1.8%, Unspecified 0.6%, None 0.1%
Major Ethnicities: Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, Other 25.3%
Life Expectancy: 71.66 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 188.7 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 353.2 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 3,500 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 7.3% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 13.9%, Industry 31.3%, Services 54.8% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 33%, Industry 15%, Services 52% (2010)
Industries: Electronics assembly, garments footwear, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining, fishing
Agriculture Products: Sugarcane, coconuts, rice, corn, bananas, cassavas, pineapples, mangos; pork, eggs, beef; fish
Human Development Index: 0.630 (112th)
Tourism Revenue: 2.412 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 7.3% (2010)

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Army Size: 106 000 (2004)
Budget: 0.9% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia. The Philippines economy is quickly growing into an industrial society. The growth rate remains high and the economy is diversifying into many fields.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Philippines
Wikipedia: Philippines
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/PHL.html

Updated on: December 27, 2011