The Philippines or the Republic of the Philippines (officially), is a Southeast Asian country. It is an archipelago of 7,107 islands located in the western Pacific Ocean. Manila is its capital city.
Geographically, the Philippines can be divided into three parts, namely, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. With all these islands combined, the country’s coastline is the fifth longest in the world, spanning 36,289 kilometers. It is considered as Asia’s largest Catholic country of Asia, since Spanish colonial times. Further, the Philippines is the world’s 12th most populated country with approximately 92 million people (as of 2009).
The country can be reached by plane. Other means of traveling are not feasible as the Philippines is an archipelago. Some major airports are in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Clark (Angeles), Kalibo, Laoag, Subic (Zambales), and Zamboanga.