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Population (in millions)

 

2002
80.4
2003
82.3
2004
84.2
2005
86.2
2006
88.1

 

Major cities (in millions)

 

Manila (capital)
11.5
Cebu
1.4
Davao
1.2
Zamboanga
0.6
Cagayan de Oro
0.5
Bacolod
0.5 m
Iloilo
0.4 m


Age Structure

 

0–14 years
35.8%
15–29 years
28.2%
30–44 years
19.4%
45–59 years
10.5%
60 years and older
6.1%


Languages

 

Pilipino

(official language*)

55%
Tagalog
28%
Cebuano
24%
Ilocano
10%
Hiligaynon
9%
Bicol
6%


*English is the second official language and is spoken fluently by the vast majority of the populations. A total of 988 different languages are officially registered in the Philippines



Last Updated ( Monday, 27 August 2007 )