Philippines

 

Philippines, a beautiful country situated at the south eastern belt of the Asian continent. One of the most interesting facts about this destination is that it consists of 7,100 islands in itself. Quite well known for its sea beds and vibrant marine life, the country is also very rich in natural resources like warm tropical waters and coral gardens.

Location

This fabulous destination is comprised of 7,100 islands. As a part of Asian sub-continent, the Philippines Sea is on the border to the east, the South China Sea at the west, the Luzon Strait and the Celebs Sea at the north and south respectively. The land area of about 300,000 square kilometres is a big destination, though many others to explore. Philippines has a coastline of 36,289 kilometres, slightly more than that of Arizona.

People

Commonly known as Filipino, the people of Philippines belong to Malaysian heredity. There are more than 100 cultures growing throughout Philippines, mostly influenced from the countries like Spain and America. People here speak English and Filipino, which are the official languages. However, there are 80 other local languages presently spoken here.

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Events

The events in Philippines are celebrated with collected enthusiasm throughout the year. The main events include New Years’ or the celebration of upcoming harvesting season, one of the main festivals which include Christmas celebrations. These events and festivals reflect the fun loving nature of the Filipino people, who enjoy by exchanging gifts and sharing feasts.

Weather

The weather in Philippines is more a tropical with the temperature mostly ranging from 26 to 28 degrees. The climate depends lot on the monsoon winds that help in bringing rains in the west and the east from June extends up to November. The temperature here varies as per location, like in the high altitude, the temperature can drop to even 6 degrees.

 

General 
LanguageFilipino, English, Spanish, Arabic
Time ZonePST(UTC+8)
Dialing Code+63
Electricity220V, 60Hz
Major CitiesQuezon, Manila, Caloocan, Davao
CurrencyPeso(Filipino: piso)
ClothingJune to November the weather is rainy, whereas December to February are dry months. Dressing should be decent.
 

Health Related

 
Mortality Rate5.06 deaths/ 1000 population
Life ExpectancyM 63/ F 69
Patient: Physician Ratio1800: 1
Hospitals JCI accredited3
Recommended VaccinationsHepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Poliomyelitis, Diphtheria-tetanus, Measles, Varicella, Japanese encephalitis, Yellow fever and Meningococcal
Other InfectionsSchistosomiasis, Anthrax, Hepatitis E, Scrub typhus, Murine typhus, Chikungunya fever, Capillariasis, Lymphatic filariasis, Lung fluke, Giant intestinal fluke,HIV
 

Tourism Related

 
Population91,983,00
Global Competitiveness3.38
Tourism Competitiveness3.7/7
GDP/Capita$1,754
Health and Hygiene4.0/7
Safety and Security4.1/7
Air Transport Infrastructure2.9/7
Tourism Infrastructure1.9/7
Cultural Infrastructure2.4/7
Visa Requirements3/133
Reliability of Police Services98/133
Physician Density81/133
Hospital Beds95/133
Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure89/133
International Air Transport Network76/133
Quality of Roads94/133
Hotel Rooms118/133
Tourism Openness76/133
Attitude of Population Towards Foreign Visitors46/133

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