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Philippines (GPS: 13 00 N, 122 00 E) located in Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam. The country’s area measurements are total: 300,000 sq km; land: 298,170 sq km, water: 1,830 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly less than twice the size of Georgia, slightly larger than Arizona. The total irrigated land is 16,270 sq km (2012).
One of the Philippines’ essential features: For decades, the Philippine archipelago was reported as having 7,107 islands. In 2016, the national mapping authority said that hundreds of new islands had been discovered and increased the number of islands to 7,641 – though not all of the new islands verified. The country favorably located to many Southeast Asia’s central water bodies: the South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea, and Luzon Strait.
The Philippines is one of the countries along the Ring of Fire, a belt of active volcanoes and earthquake epicenters bordering the Pacific Ocean. Up to 90% of the world’s earthquakes and some 75% of the world’s volcanoes occur within the Ring of Fire. The Philippines sits astride the Pacific typhoon belt, and an average of 9 typhoons make landfall on the islands each year – with about 5 of these being destructive. The country is the most exposed in the world to tropical storms.