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Interesting Facts about Philippines

Philippines Interesting Facts

Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Philippines:

  • Republic of the Philippines is the nation's full name. Ruy Lopez de Villalobos, a Spanish adventurer, gave the nation its name. In honor of King Philip II of Spain, it was given the name "Philippines".
  • The Philippines' archipelago is made up of 7,107 islands. The three major island geopolitical groups are Mindano, Visayas, and Luzon. In addition to having three island groupings, the Philippines have 17 regions, 80 provinces, 138 cities, and 1,496 municipalities.
  • Philippines have a population of around 100,000,000.
  • 2.7% of GDP was spent on education in the nation in 2009.
  • Catholicism makes up more than 80% of the population, whereas Islam makes up 5%.
  • The nation is the main source of foreign nurses in the globe.
  • In the Philippines, at least 175 languages are spoken, and at least 171 of these are regarded as "living" languages. However, you won't have any problem being understood because it is the fifth most populous English-speaking country in the world, with more than 52 million speakers.
  • On the Philippine island of Camiguin, there are more volcanoes than settlements.
  • The world's longest subterranean river is in the Philippines. The longest subterranean river in the world may be found 75 kilometers north of Puerto Princesa. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River's designation as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature by UNESCO in 2011 solidified its standing as a natural wonder.
  • The second-largest island nation in the world is the Philippines.
  • One of the world's 17 megadiverse nations is the Philippines. The Philippines, one of seventeen nations designated as megadiverse, has a significant quantity of biodiversity. This indicates that it has at least 5,000 indigenous plant species.
  • There is an LGBT political party in the Philippines. The first LGBT political party in the Philippines was established in 2003 under the name Ang Ladlad.
  • “13” is an unlucky number in Philippines and mostly never used.
  • The world's longest snake is found in the Philippines. The longest snake in the world is the reticulated python. It is present in the Philippine jungles as well as other Asian nations like Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, to mention a few.
  • In Manila, there is no street crime while Pacquiao competes. Filipinos lovingly refer to Manny Pacquiao as PacMan, and he is nothing less than a national treasure. Local media reports that the professional boxer battles to make the streets safer and has a special way of uniting people.
  • San Miguel is a Filipino beer, not a Spanish one. You may be excused for thinking that this beer is Spanish considering its name, San Miguel. But this well-known beer hails from the Philippines.
  • Second in the world for both production and export of coconuts is the Philippines.
  • Erythromycin was created in the Philippines.
  • Christmas is the most prolonged holiday in the Philippines.
  • The Philippines is considered to be a dangerous for journalists.
  • The Philippines is an archipelago located in Southeast Asia. It shares maritime borders with several countries in the region. Here are the countries that have maritime borders with the Philippines: Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Palau.

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