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Capital - Manila 14°35′N, 121°0′E

Largest city - Quezon City

Official languages - Filipino, English

Recognised regional languages - Bikol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Tagalog, Waray-Waray

Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic
 -  President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Independence from Spain
from United States
 -  Declared June 12, 1898
 -  Self-government March 24, 1934
 -  Recognised July 4, 1946
 -  Current constitution February 2, 1987

Area
 -  Total 300 000 km² (72nd) 115,831 sq mi
 -  Water (%) 0.61

Population
 -  2007 estimate 88,706,3002 (12th)
 -  2000 census 76,504,077
 -  Density 276 /km² (42nd) 715 /sq mi

GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
 -  Total $508 billion [18] (25th)
 -  Per capita $5,714

HDI (2007)  0.763 (medium) (84th)

Currency - Peso (International  )

Piso (Filipino  ) (PHP)

Time zone PST (UTC+8)

Internet TLD .ph

Calling code - +63

GDP: US$79,329.7 million (2003) at current market prices
Top GDP sectors:  1 Manufacturing    22.5%
 2 Agriculture and Fishery    18.4%
 3 Trade    15.4%
 4 Transport, Communications and Storage 7.5%
 5 Private Services Private Services      7.0%

Major Industries: Food, petroleum and coal refining, chemical, electronics and  electrical machinery
Major Exports: Electronics, garments, machinery and transport equipment, mineral and mineral products, coconut products, bananas, pineapple
Major Imports: Materials/accessories for the manufacture of electronics/electrical equipment, mineral fuels and lubricants, telecommunication equipment and electrical machineries, office and EDP machines

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