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Coral Reef, Cebu - Photo by patoy - CC-BY

Population 1998 ...............................................79,345,812
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 1,200
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 88.4
Unemployment.....................................................................9.6%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.3
Labor force (%) ....... 3.1

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Baclaran streets - Photo by glenmcbethlaw - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................115,830 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 54
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 56
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 68
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................35
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) .............................30
Access to safe water (% of population) .....................................83
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .............................................5

 

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Background Note: Philippines __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2794.htm

Country Profile: Philippines __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "The Philippines consist of more than 7,000 islands, but the bulk of the population lives on just 11 of them." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1262783.stm

Economy of the Philippines __ "The Philippines is a newly industrialized country in South-East Asia. In 2004, it was ranked as the 24th largest economy by the World Bank according to purchasing power parity. The Philippines is one of the emerging markets in the world." an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_the_Philippines 

Flag of the Philippines __ Encyclopedic article about the Philippines flag, its history and meaning. - illustrated - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Philippines 



Maps Of Philippines __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Philippines.html  

The Manila Times Internet Edition __ Online English language newspaper. - illustrated - From Manila times - http://www.manilatimes.net/

Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines __ Official government website provides news and information. - illustrated - From gov.ph - http://www.gov.ph/

The Official Website of the Republic of the Philippines __ Department of Foreign Affairs - Republic of the Philippines. __ http://dfa.gov.ph/main/ 

Philippines __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/philippines/


 
Philippines __ "The 7000 islands that comprise the Philippines are the forgotten islands of South-East Asia. Off the main overland route and with a recent history of martial law and endemic corruption, the country has struggled to attract tourists in the numbers many of its southeast Asian neighbours have." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_east_asia/philippines/

Philippines __ Good overview of the Philippines including history, culture and statistics. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107887.html

Philippines - CIA - The World Factbook __ Features map and brief descriptions of the geography, people, government, economy, and much more. - From cia.gov - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html

Philippine Culture, Customs and Traditions __ In this brief overview, learn why the Philippine culture is rich in customs and traditions. Philippines culture reflects the complexity of the history of the Philippines through the combination of local cultures and foreign influences. - From cebu-philippines.net - http://www.cebu-philippines.net/philippine-culture.html 

Philippines Economy, Economy Of Philippines, GDP Philippines __ You will find an overview of the economy of the Philippines broken down by sector and social indicators. - From economywatch.com - http://www.economywatch.com/world_economy/philippines/  



Philippines - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __ "Philippines Interactive Factbook: GEOGRAPHY, Flag, Map,Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications." That and more. - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/wfb/philippines_geography.html

Philippines: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blphilippines.htm

Philippines: Language, Culture, Etiquette and Customs __ You will find a guide to Filipino culture, society, language, etiquette, manners, customs and protocol. - From kwintessential.co.uk - http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/philippines-country-profile.html

philippines map and map of philippines information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/ph.htm
 
Philippines Photos __ Here are pages of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of the Philippines. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/Philippines/

Philippines Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of the Philippines as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of the Philippines and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/philippines 

pictures of Philippines at picturesofplaces.com __ "Philippines pictures including Manila, Luzon, Bohol Island, Chocolate Hills, Boracay Island, Sagada, beaches, rice terraces, and more!" - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Asia/philippines.html 

University of the Philippines Diliman __ Learn about the Philippines premier school of higher learning. - illustrated - From upd.edu.ph - http://www.upd.edu.ph/ 
 

 

 

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