Philippines

In this section you find useful articles about the Philippines.

The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands with a total land area, including inland bodies of water, of approximately 300,000 square kilometers. Its 36,289 kilometers of coastline makes it the country with the 5th longest coastline in the world.

The Philippines has a long history. This is just to give you a short overvew.

The Philippines is divided into three island groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. These are divided into 17
regions, 81 provinces, 144 cities, 1,491 municipalities, and 42,028 barangays.

Talking to Filipinos is not really difficult, because almost everybody learns English in school. English is the second spoken language in the Philippines. English is even mostly spoken in the tourist sector. Nevertheless, a Filipino is happy if you can say a few words in his language.