Philippines

Sarah Wimberley

Philippines

The capital city Manila. There population is 105,720,644 as of 2014. East of the Philippines is the Pacific Ocean.



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Physical Features

Mount Pinatudo, there are 11 main islands, The islands are covered by forest.


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Geographic Boundaries

  • North of the Philippines is Taiwan.
  • South of the Philippines is Indonesia.
  • East of the Philippines is the Pacific Ocean.
  • West of the Philippines is Vietnam.


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History

  • Thousands of years ago, people lived in caves on the islands.
  • Ferdinand Magellan claims the islands for Spain and is killed by Lapu Lapu.
  • The Philippines became part of the Spanish Empire in 1565.
  • Japanese invade and occurpy the islands during World War II.

People and Places

  • The weather in the Philippines is tropical.
  • The Philippines is in a typhoon belt.
  • 70 languages are spocken in the Philippines.
  • Most of the people in the Philippines are Roman Catholic.

Lifestyle

  • Toys are expensive so kids play with anything they can find.
  • They have Fiestas and local festivals.
  • They usually ate rice and vegetables.
  • Life as a kid was pretty much the same as the United States.


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Society

  • The Philippines has a President like the United States.
  • A peso is money which equals 2 penny's in the United States.
  • They have jeepneys they are cars made out of US military jeeps.
  • They also have a legislative branch like the United States.


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Other Facts

  • Filipino family's have godparents when a new baby is born.
  • Ferdinard Marcos became president in 1965.
  • Filipino kids went to school at age 6.


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