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KEY FACTS ABOUT PHILIPPINES 

Map of Philippines

Geography

An island country consisting of >7,600 islands.

Total Land Area
300,000 sq km/120,000 sq mi

Three Main Geographical Divisions
Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao

Capital Manila

GDP in US$ (Billion) 

Global Ranking (2021) 37

Economy

Currency    Philippine Peso
Php 52.38/US$ (April 30, 2022) 

Major Economic Sectors
Agriculture 10%, Industry 29%, Services 61%

Business Process Outsourcing is a key industry.

Official Language
Filipino, English

Literacy Rate
96% (2018) for adults 15 years old and above.

GDP Growth (%)

Population

110 million (2021 est.)
Young population. 58% is below 30 years old.

Urban Population 47%

Labor Force Participation Rate

Below the 66% average in ASEAN. 

Labor force by Sector
Agriculture   24%
Industrial   19%
Services   57%

GDP Per Capita

US$ ‘000

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