The Philippines is a country located in Southeast Asia. This country is made up of about 7641 small and big islands. The Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world with a population of approximately 104.2 million. Today we will tell you some interesting facts related to this country.
The Philippines is a country made up of 7641 islands and is located in the Pacific Ocean. Which is divided into three such parts Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Manila which is the capital of this country. Quezon City is the most populous city in this country. Like Japan, this country is situated in the middle of the ocean.
The main language of this country is Filipino. This language is very similar to the English language. Today we will know some interesting things about Philippines in this article.
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|Country||Republic of the Philippines|
|Population||10 Crore 87 Lakh|
17 interesting and fun facts about the country of Philippines
1. Spain captured the Philippines in the 16th century and gave this name to this country after its king Philip II .
2. The Spaniards followed the Roman Catholic branch of Christianity and they vigorously propagated this branch in the Philippines, due to which 92% of the population of the Philippines believes in Christianity today.
3. In 1893 AD, the people of the Philippines revolted against the injustice done to them by the Spanish government. This rebellion succeeded in 1898 and the rebels succeeded in ousting the Spanish government.
4. Even after the rebellion was successful, the people of the Philippines could not get full authority over the Philippines, because in 1898, the war between America and Spain had started. In which Spain handed over the Philippines to the US for $ 20 million. Because of this, America kept claiming its claim on the Philippines.
5. There was also a war between the people of the Philippines and America over the rights of the Philippines, but after the promise of giving independence to the Philippines in future by the US, the situation got better.
6. After the Second World War, on July 4, 1946, America completely liberated the Philippines and the Philippines became the first country to achieve independence after the Second World War.
7. Most of the Philippines is made up of volcanoes, due to which many mineral deposits are found here.
8. Philippines Time Green is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time . That is, 3 and a half hours ahead of India’s time.
9. 3 of the 10 largest shopping malls in the world are in the Philippines.
10. The Philippines is the largest exporter of coconut and papaya.
11. Manila, the capital of the Philippines, holds the record for most women breastfeeding in one place. On May 4, 2006, 3,541 women breastfed their babies in the capital Manila.
12. Human trafficking is a big problem here. This country comes fourth in child prostitution. According to an estimate about 4 lakh women are involved in prostitution here. Most of whom are between 15 and 20 years old.
13. The flag of the Philippines has blue color at the top and red at the bottom . It is a law in the country that if there is a situation of war, then the red color will be changed to the top and the blue to the bottom.
14. All the islands of the Philippines are surrounded by seas, due to which the country does not border with any other country.
15. Many such evidences have been found in the Philippines, which shows that the entire population here once believed in Hinduism and Buddhism.
16. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) data, the Philippines ranks 12th among countries around the world in terms of marrying minor girls. Keeping this in mind, the Philippines government has banned child marriage during the Corona epidemic. Now, for marrying a girl younger than 18 years, the parents can be jailed for up to 12 years.
17. The forest cover of the Philippines decreased from 70% to 20% during the 20th century. Keeping in mind the cleanliness of the environment, recently the government of the country has made a new law according to which students will get their graduation degree only when students plant 10 saplings. Through this law, 175 million saplings will be planted in the Philippines in a year.