Population of main cities:
Manila (23,371,500); Cebu (2,476,700); Davao (1,439,600); Angeles (1,332,900); Cagayan de Oro (716,100); Zamboanga (695,200); Bacolod (617,300); Iloilo (550,800)
The population is comprised of a vast amount of ethnic communities, in particular Tagalog (around 28% of the population), Cebuano (about 13%), Ilocano (9%), Bisaya/Binisaya (7%), Hiligaynon Ilonggo (8%), Bikol (6%) and Waray (3%), with others ethnic groups representing around 26% of the population. (Philippine Statistics Authority
Filipino and English.
Other Languages Spoken:
There are nearly 70 languages in the islands, but the most prevalent minority languages are Visayan (Cebuano), and Ilokano. Spanish is hardly used by the population.
English. One may however meet Spanish speaking people.
Catholics 83%; Protestants 9%; Muslims 5%; Others 3%.
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National Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)
Type of State:
The Philippines is a multi-party presidential republic whereby the president is both the Head of State and of Government.
Type of Economy:
Country with intermediate income (lower section), emerging financial market.
Economy which primarily depends on agriculture; world's largest producer of coconut products. The highest birth rate in Asia.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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4.5 per 100 Inhabitants
4.1 per 100 Inhabitants
36.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
87.5% of the Population
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