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Borders: Malaysia | Indonesia

Main facts about the geography of Philippines

  • The Philippines is a huge group of over 7,000 islands, with 11 main islands
  • Only about 15% of the islands have a significant population
  • The country is divided into 3 main territories: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao
  • Contains a lot of volcanic and earthquake activity
  • Subject to harsh weather disasters such as typhoons

Map of Philippines

Like Japan, the Philippines is a giant system of islands, an archipelago of approximately 7,000 islands. In contrast to the 4 dominant islands of Japan, the Philippines is dominated by 11 main islands. Since all the islands are broken up by water, they all feature a tremendous amount of coastlines, many of them lined with sandy shores. Also like Japan, the islands are covered with mountains, and the highest peak is Mount Apo.
Philipinnes Islands Map

Philipinnes Islands Map

Philipinnes Islands Map
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