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Philippine geography

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Philippine geography

  1. 1. WELCOME TO THE PHILIPPINES
  2. 2. GEOGRAPHY OF THE PHILIPPINES
  3. 3. Geography of the Philippines •Location •Shape and size •Neighboring countries and surrounding bodies of water •Terrain and Points •Other Facts
  4. 4. - Located in Southeastern Asia - Archipelago (large group of islands) made up of 7,107 islands - Part of a Western Pacific arc system that is characterized by active volcanoes .
  5. 5. Shape •Elongated •Archipelago Area 115,830 square miles Coastline 22,549 miles Length •1,851 km (1,150 mi) SSE-NNW , Width •1,062 km (660 mi) ENE-WSW . http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Asia-and-Oceania/Philippines-LOCATION-SIZE
  6. 6. Neighboring Countries
  7. 7. Surrounding Bodies of Water North- Luzon Strait East- Philippine Sea South- Celebes Sea West- South China Sea
  8. 8. Terrain and Points -mostly mountainous -all islands are prone to earthquakes Lowest Point- Philippine Sea Highest Point- Mount Apo (9,691 feet)
  9. 9. Natural Resources- Timber, Petroleum, Cobalt Oil is not a natural resource. Population: 99,900,177 Estimate Capital- Manila 72nd largest country in the world Officially called the Republic of Philippines Slightly larger than Arizona Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  10. 10. The Philippines has the longest irregular coastline in the world. 36, 290 kilometers in length It has 61 natural harbors (20 landlocked strait) Manila bay, the finest harbor in the Far East
  11. 11. IRAYA IN BATANES PINATUBO IN ZAMBALES TAAL IN BATANGAS BANAHAW IN QUEZON MAYON IN ALBAY BULUSAN IN SORSOGON KANLAON IN NEGROS HIBOK HIBOK IN CAMIGUIN MAKATURING IN LANAO APO IN DAVAO
  12. 12. WORLD FAMOUST FOR ITS NEAR-PERFECT CONICAL SHAPE Derived from the Bicol word Magayon meaning beautiful It erupted at least 47 times 1n 1814, it erupted disastrously, desroying 5 towns Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  13. 13. It has been dormant for 611 years statrted to emit fumes on April 3, 1991 June 12-15, 1991 –the most destructive eruptions Its ashfalls reached as far as Metro Manila, Palawan , Mindoro and Cambodia
  14. 14. A regular tourist drawer Known as Volcano Island in the lake. It had recorded 33 eruptions Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  15. 15. Erupted 6 times in 1985 3 times in 1986 1989 it erupted but fortunately, this did not cause any destruction. Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  16. 16. 1,000 hills in Bohol During the dry months of February until May, these dome-shaped limestone hills turn chocolate-brown as the grasses withered. Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  17. 17. Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  18. 18. Natural Resources- Timber, Petroleum, Cobalt Oil is not a natural resource. Population: 99,900,177 Estimate Capital- Manila 72nd largest country in the world Officially called the Republic of Philippines Slightly larger than Arizona Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  19. 19. Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  20. 20. Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  21. 21. Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  22. 22. Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  23. 23. Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  24. 24. Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  25. 25. Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  26. 26. Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  27. 27. Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  28. 28. Natural Resources- Timber, Petroleum, Cobalt Oil is not a natural resource. Population: 99,900,177 Estimate Capital- Manila 72nd largest country in the world Officially called the Republic of Philippines Slightly larger than Arizona Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  29. 29. " Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan, at Makaban " ("For God, People, Nature, and Country") 12 February 1998 Republic Act No. 8491, Chapter III, Section 40
  30. 30. Regions AND PROVINCES
  31. 31. Ilocos Region (Region I) Cagayan Valley (Region II) Central Luzon (Region III) CALABARZON (Region IV-A) MIMAROPA (Region IV-B) Bicol Region (Region V) Western Visayas (Region VI) Central Visayas (Region VII) Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
  32. 32. Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX) Northern Mindanao (Region X) Davao Region (Region XI) Soccsksargen (Region XII) Caraga (Region XIII) Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) National Capital Region
  33. 33. List of landlocked provinces in the Philippines All provinces of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao and Benguet Two provinces of Cagayan Valley (Region II): Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino Two provinces of Central Luzon (Region III): Nueva Ecija and Tarlac Four provinces of Mindanao: Bukidnon of Northern Mindanao (Region X) South Cotabato Province of Soccsksargen (Region XII) Agusan del Sur of Caraga (Region XIII), and Similarly, Laguna and Rizal Province of CALABARZON (Region IV-A) have coastlines on Laguna de Bay. Since lakes do not allow access to seaborne trade, these provinces are still considered to be landlocked.
  34. 34. Check out this link to see a list of all countries in order of size! http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_area.htm
  35. 35. The Philippines has claimed many lands throughout its history. These include the Spratly Islands, Sabah , Scarborough Shoal, Benham Plateau, Palmas or Miangas Island, the Sangir Islands,Orchid Island, Marianas Islands and Caroline Islands

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