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The Philippine Islands is a small country in comparison to the United States. In fact, if you compare the Philippines with the state of Texas, Texas is about two times as big as the Philippines.
Even though the Philippines is a relatively small country, there are a whole bunch of people that live here. There are about 80 million people who live in the Philippines! That means there are four people living here for every one person who lives in the state of Texas.
There are 7,107 islands that make up the country of the Philippines. Amazingly though, there are only a few hundred of these islands that have people living on them. Some people say that the number of islands in the Philippines depends-- it depends on if you count at high tide or low tide!
There are over 70 different languages spoken in the Philippines with over 450 distinct dialects coming from those languages!
Do we have bananas? O yeah! We've got bananas, bananas, and more bananas! We have bananas like you eat. We have bananas that we cook like potatoes. We've got bananas that taste like apples. We have short bananas, long bananas, and fat bananas. We have yellow bananas, green bananas, brown bananas, and red bananas. In fact, we have over seventy different kinds of bananas!
December is one of the nicest and coolest months of the year in the Philippines. The average temperature in the capital of Manila, during the month of December is about 26 degrees Celsius. For those of you not familiar with the metric system that is about 79 degrees in the US!
This site was last updated 11/29/03
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