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The Facts on The Phillipines
Head of State:
President Benigno S. Aquino III
300,000 square kilometres
Border Countries:
36,289 kilometres
Capital City:
Total Population:
Population of capital:
Tropical marine. Northeast monsoon from November to April and southwest monsoon May to October
Filipino, English
Roman Catholic 80.9%, Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, Aglipayan 2%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, none 0.1%
Ethnic Groups:
Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Illonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, other 25.3%
Monetary Unit:
Peso (PHP)
Natural Resources:
Petroleum, gold, silver copper, nickel, cobalt, timber, salt
Major Exports:
Semi-conductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, fruits
Main Export Trading Countries:
China 19%, US 13.4%, Singapore 13.2%, Japan 12.8%, Hong Kong 7.6%, Germany  4.2%, South Korea 4.1%
Major Imports:
Electronic products, mineral fuels, machinery and transport equipment, iron and steel, textile fabrics, grains, chemicals, plastic
Major Import Trading Countries:
Japan 14.1%, China 13.6%, US 9.9%, Singapore 9.3%, Thailand 6.5%, South Korea 5.6%, Indonesia 4.1%
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