Capital - Manila Population - 81.63 million Demonym - Filipino/Filipina
Languages - Tagalog, English (There are 120 - 175 languages spoken) Currency - Philippine peso
Flag Description - "The white triangle is symbolic of peace, red symbolizes bravery and blue represents patriotism. The three gold stars and sun represent the three main divisions of the country - Luzon, Mindanao and Visayas."
National Motto -"Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa" ("For God, People, Nature, and Country") National Anthem - Lupang Hinirang (Chosen Land) Popular Dish - Adobo
National Flower - Sampaguita National Bird - Philippine Eagle
Independence from Spain - June 12, 1898
*The Philippine flag is the only flag in the whole world that is displayed differently in times of peace and war. In peace time, the blue side is put on top; in war time, the red.
*The yoyo was invented as a hunting weapon by the ancient Filipinos.
*There are 175 languages and dialects in the Philippines, and 171 of these are actively used in the country.
Annual Average Temperature - 26.6 degrees Celsius or about 79.9 degrees Fahrenheit