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Geography

 

Land area

in sq. km.
299,764
islands total 7,107
of which inhabited
860

 

Main island groups

North
Luzon
Centre
Visayas
South
Mindanao
West
Palawan

 

Distances (in km)

North - South
1,850
East - West
965
Coast line
36,289

 

Highest point (in m)
Mount Apo 2,954

Climate

 

Zone and seasons
Tropical maritime climate with a dry season from November to April (northeast monsoon) and a rainy season from May to October (southwest monsoon)

Temperatures

Average for the year
27 °C
Annual fluctuations 21–32 °C
Hottest month
May
Coldest month
January


Religion

 

Catholics 83%
Protestants
5%
Muslims
5%
Church of the Philippines 4%
Other and atheists
3%

 



Last Updated ( Monday, 27 August 2007 )