Philippine Islands Travel Guide
Defined by its emerald green rice fields, bustling mega-cities and graffiti covered jeepneys, the Philippine Islands is a land set apart from mainland Southeast Asia geographically, culturally and spiritually. The Republic of the Philippines consists of more than 7000 islands & more than 115,000 square miles. The capital city Manila is located on Luzon Island and is the economic and political center of the country. Geographically to the north is Taiwan and westward across the South China Sea, is Vietnam. As for air travel, the Philippines is serviced by various international & regional airlines. With a variety of popular island destinations to choose from such as Samal, Palawan and Boracay Island, you will find a destination to enjoy.
Government Republic Religion Christian 91% (Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 9%), Islam 5%, Buddhism 3% and other 1%. Languange Although there are eight major languages including Cebuano, The official language is English and Filipino (Based on Tagalog) Currency Philippine peso (₱, PHP) Electricity 220V, 60Hz (in Baguio, 110V) Country code +63 Internet TLD .ph Time Zone UTC +8 Population 100 million 2015 est.
The Philippines has a tropical climate, with the months of March, April and May being the hottest. The rainy season usually starts in June and continues through October, with a high possibility of typhoons. If you prefer to visit during cooler months, the best time to visit is between November and February. Lastly, the average temperature ranges from 25°C (78 °F) to 32°C(90°F ) with humidity averaging around 77 percent.
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