Philippines Facts for Kids

A Picture of the Flag of the Philippines
  • Country Name: Philippines
  • Continent: Asia
  • Primary Language: English, Filipino
  • Population: 100,981,437 (2015 Census)
  • Currency: Peso (PHP)
  • GDP: 330.91 billion (2018, World Bank)

27 Philippines Facts for Kids

  1. The Philippines is a country on the continent of Asia.
  2. The official name for the Philippines is the Republic of the Philippines.
  3. A native or resident of the Philippines is called a Filipino (male) or Filipina (female). Pinoy and Pinay are also used when referring to people only, not the language.
  4. The primary languages in the Philippines are English and Filipino.
  5. The capital city of the Philippines is the City of Manila.
  6. Manila in the Philippines was the most densely populated city in the world at about 119,600 people per square mile.
  7. Manila, Philippines, is the second most high-risk capital city in the world.
  8. The population of the Philippines was 100,981,437 based on a 2015 census.
  9. According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, the Philippines was the 13th most populated country in the world.
  10. The national currency of the Philippines is the Peso (PHP).
  11. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of the Philippines was 330.91 billion USD.
  12. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Philippines was 26th on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
  13. The Philippines country covers 115,831 square miles.
  14. The Philippines is the 74th largest country by square miles.
  15. The largest city in the Philippines is Quezon City.
  16. The highest point in the Philippines is Mount Apo at 9,692 feet.
  17. Mount Apo in the Philippines is an active volcano containing openings in the earth that releases steam and volcanic gases. These openings are known as Fumaroles or a solfatara if rich in sulfur.
  18. The longest river in the Philippines is the Cagayan River, also referred to as “Rio Grande de Cagayan” at 314 miles long.
  19. The largest lake in the Philippines is Laguna de Báý, also referred to as Laguna Lake at 356 square miles.
  20. The government of the Philippines is a Unitary presidential constitutional republic.
  21. The Philippines is divided into 81 provinces.
  22. Drivers in the Philippines drive on the right side of the road.
  23. The country calling code for the Philippines is +63.
  24. The ISO 3166 code for the Philippines is PH.
  25. The national anthem of the Philippines is called “Lupang Hinirang” or “Chosen Land” in English.
  26. The motto of the Philippines is Maka-Diyos, Maka-tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa or “For God, People, Nature, and Country” in English.
  27. It is estimated that 91.3% of the people living in the Philippines are Christian.

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