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[Pilipinas ; Filipinas] :
general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Pilipinas
country code ISO: PH //; - FIPS: RP
location: Southeast Asia
time zone: +8 UT
surface (land) area: 300076 sq.km = 115860 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 21° N / South: 5° N / East: 127° E / West: 116° E
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Pacific Ocean South China Sea
climate: tropical oceanic
Government
independent since: 1946-07-04
type of government: republic
capital: Manila
administrative division: region (14) + autonomous region (2)
Population
population according to the last two censuses (1990): 60703,206 /-; (2000): 76464,888, or: 76498,735
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 75580,000, or: 81159,644 /-; 2001: 78182,000, or: 82841,512
population density: 255 per sq.km = 660 per sq.mi
population growth: 2% //; - doubling time: 30 years
birth rate: 27 -29 per 1000
death rate: 6 per 1000
fertility rate: 4 children per female
maternal mortality: 93 per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 38 per 1000
life expectancy: 68 years (male: 65; female: 71)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 40% //; - 15-59 years: 55% //; - 60+ years: 5%
urbanisation: 59% //; - urbanisation growth: 4%
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: 30%
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Tagalog 30%; Cebuano 24%; Ilocano 10%; Chinese 10%; Hiligaynon Ilongo 9%; Bicol 6%; Waray 4%
languages: Pilipino (Tagalog), English (both official); Spanish, Cebuano, Ilocano, French
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 83%; Aglipayan 6%; Sunnî Muslim 5%; Protestant 4% [other source: Protestant 8%]
Health
daily food intake: 2280 calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 83%
people per physician: 849
people per hospital bed: 855
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 98%
school enrolment: secondary education: 71%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 28%
adult literacy: 94% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Philippine peso = 100 centavos
annual inflation rate: 8%
population below poverty line: 37%
Gross Domestic Product: USD 3250 per capita
GNI USD 1040 per capita //; - [ppp: 4220]
GDP growth: 1%
income: USD 740 per capita
import: USD 28487 per capita //; - export: USD 17447 per capita
trade: USD 332 per capita //; - or 99% of GDP
trade partners: US JP CN KR NL
human development index: 0,749 //; - position of the country in the world no.: 70
female labour force: 38%
unemployment: 10%
tourism: 2 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 27% //; - grass land: 4% //; - wooded area: 35% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 42% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 21%
agricultural products: sugarcane, rice, coconuts, maize, bananas, cassava, pineapples, mango, timber
livestock (million): bufallo: 3 / cattle: 2,5 / goats: 7 / horses: 0,3 / pigs: 10,7 / poultry: 115-142
fish catch: 1870000 - 2140000 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 10% //; - part of industry in GDP: 34%
industrial products: food processing, petroleum & coal products, chemicals, footwear & clothing, pharmaceuticals
mining products: coal, nickel ore, copper concentrate, silver, gold, chromium, manganese, cobalt, oil
CO2 emission per capita: 1,0
services: labour force: 49% //; - part of services in GDP: 45%
energy use (kg per capita): 549
electricity use (per capita): 454
annual water use (per capita): 686
Traffic, communication
road network: 161709 km //; - of which paved: 17 - 21% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 7 per 1000
railways: 897 km //; - railways passenger/km: 70
navigable inland waterways: 3219 km
ownership telephone: 25 - 39 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 113 - 159 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 109 -129 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 65 per 1000
persons per post office: 22600
personal computers: 19 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Mt. Apo 2954 m, Mt. Pulog 2934, Kalatungan Mts. 2896, Mt. Tabayog 2842
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): Laguna de Bay, Lake Lanao, Lake Taal
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: on almost every island there are rivers to drain the mountain slopes, e.g. Cagayan, Agusan
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: this country consists only of islands, see the separate file of the administrative division
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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