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The Republic of the Philippines

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Official languages
Filipino
English

Recognised regional languages
Aklanon, Bikol, Cebuano, Chavacano, Hiligaynon, Ibanag, Ilocano, Ivatan, Kapampangan, Kinaray-a, Maguindanao, Maranao, Pangasinan, Sambal, Surigaonon, Tagalog, Tausug, Waray-Waray, Yakan


Ethnic groups (2010[3])
33.8% Visayan
24.4% Tagalog
9.8% Ilocano
5.1% Moro
6.8% Bicolano
1.2% Chinese
19.5% other local
0.2% foreign

Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic
- President Benigno S. Aquino III
- Vice President Jejomar Binay
- Senate President Franklin Drilon
- House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.
- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno


Legislature Congress
- Upper house Senate
- Lower house House of Representatives

Independence from Spainc and the United States
- Spanish colonial period April 27, 1565
- British occupation of Manila October 30, 1762
- Independence from Spain declared June 12, 1898
- Organic Act July 1, 1902
- Self-government July 4, 1946
- Current constitution February 2, 1987

Area
- Total 300,000 km2 (73rd)
120,000 sq mi
- Water (%) 0.61[4] (inland waters)
- Land 298,170 km2
115,120 sq mi

Population
- 2015 estimate 101,568,500 (12th)
- 2010 census 92,337,852
- Density 338.56/km2 (43rd)
876.87/sq mi

GDP (PPP) 2015 estimate
- Total $751.770 billion[5]
- Per capita $7,412[5]
GDP (nominal) 2015 estimate
- Total $330.259 billion[5]
- Per capita $3,256[5]


Currency Peso (Filipino: piso) (₱) (PHP)
Time zone PST (UTC+Cool

- Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+Cool
Date format
mm-dd-yyyy
dd-mm-yyyy

Drives on the right[8]
Calling code +63
ISO 3166 code PH
Internet TLD .ph

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