flag Philippines (the) Philippines (the): Statistical Overview

Capital: Manila


Total Population: 115,559,009
Natural Increase: 1.5%
Density: 382 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 48.0%
Population of main cities: Manila (23,371,500); Cebu (2,476,700); Davao (1,439,600); Angeles (1,332,900); Cagayan de Oro (716,100); Zamboanga (695,200); Bacolod (617,300); Iloilo (550,800)
Ethnic Origins: The population is comprised of a vast amount of ethnic communities, in particular Tagalog (around 28% of the population), Cebuano (about 13%), Ilocano (9%), Bisaya/Binisaya (7%), Hiligaynon Ilonggo (8%), Bikol (6%) and Waray (3%), with others ethnic groups representing around 26% of the population. (Philippine Statistics Authority)
Official Language: Filipino and English.
Other Languages Spoken: There are nearly 70 languages in the islands, but the most prevalent minority languages are Visayan (Cebuano), and Ilokano. Spanish is hardly used by the population.
Business Language(s): English. One may however meet Spanish speaking people.
Religion: Catholics 83%; Protestants 9%; Muslims 5%; Others 3%.
Literacy Rate: 92.6%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Manila

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)

Country Overview

Area: 300,000 km²
Type of State: The Philippines is a multi-party presidential republic whereby the president is both the Head of State and of Government.
Type of Economy: Country with intermediate income (lower section), emerging financial market.
Economy which primarily depends on agriculture; world's largest producer of coconut products. The highest birth rate in Asia.
HDI*: 0.668/1
HDI (World Rank): 115/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from the Philippines, dial 00
To call the Philippines, dial +63
Internet Suffix: .ph
Computers: 4.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 4.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 36.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 87.5% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 112,90990,751124,367145,867132,979
Exports of Goods (million USD) 70,33463,87974,61878,93072,918
Imports of Services (million USD) 28,22517,95619,53125,24829,262
Exports of Services (million USD) 41,26431,82233,57041,12747,946

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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