Philippines

Philippines


Estimated Population
103,775,002 (July 2012 est.)
Land Area
slightly larger than Arizona
Literacy Rate
92.6%
Death Rate
4.98 deaths/1,000 population
Location
Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam
Economy
Philippine GDP grew 7.6% in 2010, spurred by consumer demand, a rebound in exports and investments, and election-related spending, before cooling to 3.9% in 2011, and 4.8% in 2012.
People
Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, other 25.3%
State Religion
Catholic 82.9% (Roman Catholic 80.9%, Aglipayan 2%), Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1%
Child Care Ministries

CIA World Factbook: Philippines