Friday, June 17, 2011

About the Philippines

philippine map
Philippines is an archipelago compose of 7,107 island with a land area of 300,000 square km. It is divided into three island groups: Luzon which also compose of different island, which includes the main island of Luzon, Mindoro, Palawan, Masbate, and Batanes island, Luzon is also the biggest island in the Philippines. Visayas is the second group and can be found in southern part of Luzon, it compose of Bohol, Cebu, Leyte and Samar and last is Mindanao which can be found on the Southern part of Visayas, it is the second largest island in the Philippines with an estimated area of 95,000 square km. Mindanao includes the main island of Mindanao and it also includes The archipelago of Sulu which consist of Basilan, Sulu island and Tawi-Tawi. Philippines is divided into hierachy of government known as Local Government Uniti (LGU). The entire Philippines is compose of 81 province which compose of different municipalities and cities and sub divided into small community known as Barangay.  Philippines is known as the only Christian nation of Asia as majority of Filipinos are inclined with their Catholic faith, aside from Catholicism there are also other Christian denomination that can freely practice their belief such as Iglesia ni Cristo, Protestantism, Born Again Christian and other Christian small Christian congregation. A lots of Filipino are also inclined with Islam faith especially for those Filipino on southern part of Philippines particularly in Mindanao, while there is some diversity with Filipino religious belief each of us are equally protected by Philippine law as guarantee by Philippine constitution.
Philippines is a tropical country, the air is humid as our country was sorrounded by seas and ocean, the temperature is warm.Philippines has three season, Summer (March to May), Rainy (June to November), and Winter season (November to February). The official language in the Philippines is Filipino (Tagalog) and majority of Filipino are English litterate too which make English our second widely used language. Aside from Tagalog and English, Filipinos also speak with their own local dialects such as Kapampangan, Bicol, Visayan, Ilocano and a lots more...

Best Tourist Spot in Philippines

Philippines is a great destination for every person who cherish relaxation in daily stressed life, You could find in Philippines the biggest mall in asia or probably in the world, that makes our country a shoppers haven for tourist but if you were looking for affordable Philippine product or souvenir, Divisoria is  best to visit as there are a lots of product which are not only affordable with a quality. Aside from being a shoppers destination you could also find some Historic places in Philippines particularly in Manila such as  Fort Santiago, Rizal Park, Manila Cathedral. Because Philippines is an archipelago and compose of different island our country is also popular for its beautiful beaches and the most famous among them is Boracay island in Aklan province, Panglao in Bohol, Pagudpod beaches and others. This is just a partial list of tourist spot in Philippines as there are still hundreds or thousand of amazing places which our country country can be able to offer.


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