Philippines Facts and Figures

Philippines Facts and Figures – Facts of the Philippines
Basic Facts
Official name Republic of the Philippines
Capital Manila
Area 300,000 sq km
116,000 sq mi
People
Population 91,077,287 (2007 estimate)
Population growth
Population growth rate 1.76 percent (2007 estimate)
Projected population in 2025 118,685,776 (2007 estimate)
Projected population in 2050 147,630,852 (2007 estimate)
Population density 306 persons per sq km (2007 estimate)
791 persons per sq mi (2007 estimate)
Urban/rural distribution
Share urban 63 percent (2005 estimate)
Share rural 37 percent (2005 estimate)
Largest cities, with population
Quezon City 2,160,000 (2000)
Manila 1,673,000 (2000)
Caloocan 1,157,881 (1999 estimate)
Davao 1,147,000 (2000)
Cebu 662,000 (2000)
Ethnic groups
Malay (including Tagalog, Visayan, Ilocano) 95 percent
Chinese 2 percent
Other 3 percent
Languages
Filipino (official; based on Tagalog), English (official), indigenous languages
Religious affiliations
Roman Catholic 84 percent
Muslim 5 percent
Other (including nonreligious and other Christians) 11 percent
Health and Education
Life expectancy
Total 70.5 years (2007 estimate)
Female 73.5 years (2007 estimate)
Male 67.6 years (2007 estimate)
Infant mortality rate 22 deaths per 1,000 live births (2007 estimate)
Population per physician 860 people (2004)
Population per hospital bed 1,000 people (2001)
Literacy rate
Total 96.3 percent (2005 estimate)
Female 96.2 percent (2005 estimate)
Male 96.3 percent (2005 estimate)
Education expenditure as a share of gross national product (GNP) 2.9 percent (2002-2003)
Number of years of compulsory schooling 7 years (2002-2003)
Number of students per teacher, primary school 35 students per teacher (2002-2003)
Government
Form of government Republic
Voting qualifications
Universal at age 18
Constitution
2 February 1987, effective 11 February 1987
Armed forces
Total number of military personnel 106,000 (2004)
Military expenditures as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) 1 percent (2003)
Economy
Gross domestic product (GDP, in U.S.$) $99 billion (2005)
GDP per capita (U.S.$) $1,192.30 (2005)
GDP by economic sector
Agriculture, forestry, fishing 14.3 percent (2005)
Industry 32.2 percent (2005)
Services 53.4 percent (2005)
Employment
Number of workers 37,115,292 (2005)
Workforce share of economic sector
Agriculture, forestry, fishing 37 percent (2005)
Industry 15 percent (2005)
Services 48 percent (2005)
Unemployment rate 9.8 percent (2001)
National budget (U.S.$)
Total revenue $17,732 million (2005)
Total expenditure $14,805 million (2005)
Monetary unit
1 Philippine peso (P), consisting of 100 centavos
Major trade partners for exports
United States, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, and Taiwan
Major trade partners for imports
Japan, United States, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan
Energy, Communications, and Transportation
Electricity production
Electricity from thermal sources 64.40 percent (2003 estimate)
Electricity from hydroelectric sources 15.90 percent (2003 estimate)
Electricity from nuclear sources 0 percent (2003 estimate)
Electricity from geothermal, solar, and wind sources 19.70 percent (2003 estimate)
Number of radios per 1,000 people 161 (1997)
Number of telephones per 1,000 people 41 (2005)
Number of televisions per 1,000 people 136 (2000 estimate)
Number of Internet hosts per 10,000 people 3.5 (2003)
Daily newspaper circulation per 1,000 people 82 (1996)
Number of motor vehicles per 1,000 people 34 (2002)
Paved road as a share of total roads 10 percent (2003)

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