Key Country Facts
The Philippines are an archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea. The capital of Philippines is Manila. There are approximately 102, 624, 209 people living here. The official language of the Philippines is Filipino and English, with the majority of Filipinos speaking Tagalog and other local dialects. The majority of Filipinos practice Catholicism. The time zone is 12 hours ahead of EST. Major exports of the country include semiconductors and electronic products, machinery and transport equipment, wood manufacturers, coconut oil, seafood, bananas and other fruits.