Population of main cities including suburbs:
Manila Metro (13,503,000); Quezon City (2,680,000); Caloocan (1,379,000); Davao City (1,363,000); Cebu City (1,198,000).
Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, others 25.3%.
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%.
It is %T:%M %A In Manila
Exchange Rate on
National Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)
Type of State:
Republic based on a presidential 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:
89.7% of the Population
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