chapter  20
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The Philippines

WithPaul V. Lee, Salvador Benjamin D. Vista and Victoria Patricia C. De la Llana

The Philippines is an archipelago, composed of 7,107 islands, and is located between latitude 4°23′N and 21°25′N and longitude 116°E and 127°E. Its length is 1,850 kilometers, its breadth is 965 kilometers. The Pacific Ocean on the east, the West Philippine Sea on the west and north, and the Celebes Sea on the south surround the archipelago. The country is divided into 14 regions, 73 provinces and 60 cities (Philippine Information Agency, 2005).