The Republic of the Philippines is a self-governing republic of islands in Southeast Asia. The country was part of the Spanish Republic since the 16th century, and in 1898, Spain seceded the Philippines to the United States. In 1935, the Philippines gained independence. Between the South China and Philippine Sea, these islands are mostly mountainous with extensive coastal lowlands. Currently, the population is approximately 107,000,000.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of the Philippines
Capitol: 
Manila
Population: 
99,434,000
Languages: 
Filipino, English
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
300,000
Year of UN Membership: 
1945
Year of Present State Formation: 
1935
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$291.799 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$4,962 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
6.80 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.66
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
43.00
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Asian Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ADB: Asian Development Bank
APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APT
ARF: ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asian Nations
BIS: Bank for International Settlements
CD: Community of Democracies
CICA: Conference of Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia
CP: Colombo Plan
EAS: East Asia Summit
G-24
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
OAS: Organization of American States
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
PIF: Pacific Islands Forum
Union Latina
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINUSTAH: UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti
UNISFA: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
UNMOGIP: UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan
UNOCI: United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
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