More fun facts about the beautiful country of the Philippines. Remember that the beauty of the Philippines is not just the country but the people too.
The Philippines is the world’s leading producer of coconuts, having produced 19.5 million tons of the fruit in 2010.
According to the 2000 census, 52 million people in the Philippines speak English, making it the fifth largest English-speaking nation behind the U.S., India, Pakistan, and the U.K.
Of the top 10 largest shopping malls in the world, three are found in the Philippines: SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, and SM Mall of Asia.
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River in Palawan is 8.2 kilometers long. Until the discovery of a 10-kilometer underground river in Mexico, the Puerto Princesa River was the longest subterranean waterway in the world.
New Washington, Aklan
Named after the first president of the United States – George Washington as tribute to the Thomasites, a group of American teachers who in the early 1900s established a new public education system in the Philippines, taught basic education and trained Filipino teachers with English as medium of instruction.
Wright is a town in Samar which is formerly known as Paranas. The town was renamed after General Wright.
Biñan, Laguna – Richest Town
It is the richest town with annual income of P 677,147,000.
Hadji Panglima Tahil – Poorest town
This 6th class municipality in the province of Sulu, was the poorest municipality in the Philippines with a poverty incidence estimate of 89.7% as of 2000.
Muñoz Science City – The only Science City
The only science city in the Philippines is the “Science City of Muñoz” in Nueva Ecija.
Provinces Without a City
There are 28 provinces in the Philippines without a city namely: Abra, Aklan, Agusan del Sur, Antique, Apayao, Aurora, Batanes, Biliran, Camarines Norte, Camiguin, Catanduanes, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Eastern Samar, Guimaras, Ifugao, Kalinga, Marinduque, Mountain Province, Northern Samar, Nueva Vizcaya, Occidental Mindoro, Quirino, Romblon, Saranggani, Siquijor, Sulu, Tawi-tawi and Zamboanga Sibugay.
Bohol – Province with Most Towns
The province with the most number of towns is Bohol. It has 47 towns and 1 city.
PER SQ. KM.
Net Migration Rate
|-1.27 per 1000 people|
Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
|25 per 1000 people|
|5 per 1000 people|
|3 child(ren) per woman|
Fertility rate can be used to measure the potential for population change in a country. Philippines’s fertility rate is 3 child(ren) per woman. Fertility rates above 2 such as this indicate Philippines’s population is both growing in size and declining in median age, which is currently 23 years old.
- There are three seasons: hot season, rainy season, and cold season. During the hot season temperatures reach 100° Fahrenheit with 100% humidity. Cold season isn’t at all cold by American standards–temperatures get to 60° F on a cold day. I’ve been there during a rainy season where it rained day and night non-stop for a whole month.
- The Philippines has 175 different languages. Both Tagalog and English are the official languages used in government. Many Filipinos speak 3-4 languages.
- The country consists of over 7,100 islands.
- You can hike up Taal where you will find an island in a lake in a volcano in another lake in another volcano in another island. More Fun Facts in the Philippines