What is the area of Philippines 2021?
The country of the Philippines is an archipelago made up of over 7,000 islands that total 115,831 square miles (300,000 square kilometers).
What is the largest land area in the Philippines?
By province, Palawan is the largest in terms of land area at 17,030.75 sq kms, followed by Lanao del Sur, 15,055.51 sq kms; Isabela, 13,102.05 sq kms; Bukidnon, 10,498.59 sq kms; and Agusan del Sur at 9,989.52sq kms.
Why is it called the Philippines?
The Philippines are named after King Philip II (1527-1598) of Spain. The country was discovered by the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 (while in Spanish service). Later tension arose between Portugal and Spain and in 1542 Spain re-claimed the islands for themselves, naming them after its then king.
Is the Philippines a US territory?
For decades, the United States ruled over the Philippines because, along with Puerto Rico and Guam, it became a U.S. territory with the signing of the 1898 Treaty of Paris and the defeat of the Filipino forces fighting for independence during the 1899-1902 Philippine-American War.
Is Philippines a third world country?
The Philippines is historically a Third World country and currently a developing country. The GDP per capita is low, and the infant mortality rate is high.
What is the smallest place in the Philippines?
Among the cities, the largest is Quezon City with an area of 166.2 km2 while the smallest is Pasig with only 13 km2.