Country Facts - Philippines

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  • Formal Name: Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas)
  • Capital: Manila
  • Main Cities: Quezon City, Budta, Davao City
  • Official Languages: Filipino and English
  • Currency: Philippines Peso (₱)
  • Dialling Code: +63
  • Emergency numbers: 117
  • Time Zone: UTC + 8
  • Units of Measure: Metric
  • Electricity: 220 volts AC; frequency of 60 hertz
  • Government: Republic
  • Population: 100,998,376 (July 2015 est.)
  • Climate: tropical marine; northeast monsoon between November and April; southwest monsoon between May and October
  • Land Surface: 298,170 sq km
  • Coastline: 36,289 km
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