philippinesThe Philippines is an archipelago Southeast Asian country comprising 7,107 islands located in the western Pacific Ocean. The country is prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoons due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Its islands enjoy vast natural resources and very high levels of biodiversity. The population of the Philippines is 94,852,030 (2011), growing at a rate of 1.8 percent per year. Philippines’ capital is Manila.


  • Authored by M. Kalim Qamar (September 2012)
  • Edited by Burton E. Swanson