Philippines's flagLocation: Southeast Asia
Official name: Republic of the Philippines
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1946 / 1946
Capital city: Manila
Population: 93.6 million / 813 people per sq mile (314 people per sq km)
Total land area: 115,830 square miles (300,000 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Filipino, English (official language), Tagalog (official language), Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon, many other local Language(s) spoken: Main religions: Roman Catholic 81%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 5%, Other (including Buddhist) 5%
Ethnic mix: Other 34%, Tagalog 28%, Cebuano 13%, Ilocano 9%, Hiligaynon 8%, Bisaya 8%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: Philippine peso = 100 centavos
Literacy rate: 95%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2518 kilocalories

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