How many miles long is the Philippines?

The archipelago stretches about 1,150 miles (1,850 km) from north to south, and its widest east-west extent, at its southern base, is some 700 miles (1,130 km).

How many oceans are there in the Philippines?

Three prominent bodies of water surround the archipelago: the Pacific Ocean on the east, the South China Sea on the west and north, and the Celebes Sea on the south.

How much land can I own in Philippines?

On public lands ownership, the Constitution allows qualified Filipino citizens to acquire a maximum of 12 hectares of alienable lands of the public domain and 500 hectares through lease.

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.

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.

What is the lowest place in the Philippines?

Geography of the Philippines

Continent Asia
Highest point Mount Apo 2,954 meters (9,692 ft)
Lowest point Galathea Depth 10,540 meters (34,580 ft) (sea level)
Longest river Cagayan River
Largest lake Laguna de Bay
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