Philippines Political Map
Philippines Country Information:
The Philippines are located in southeastern Asia. The Philippine Islands are bordered by the Philippine Sea, South China Sea, Celebes Sea, and Sulu Sea.
Philippines Bordering Countries:
Angeles, Aparri, Baguio, Baler, Balimbing, Bangued, Batangas, Bislig, Boac, Bolinao, Bongabong, Bontoc, Borongan, Butuan, Cabanatuan, Calbayog, Casiguran, Cavite, Cebu, Claberia, Cortes, Dagupan, Danao, Davao, Digos, Gingoog, Isabella, Jolo, Jose Abad Santos, La Carlota, Lagawe, Laoag, Larap, Legazpi, Lipa, Lucena, Maganoy, Mamburao, Manila, Masbate, Mati, Naga, Olongapo, Ormoc, Ozamis, Pagadian, Pilar, Planan, Puerto Princesa, Quezon City, Roxas, San Carlos, San Narciso, San Pablo, San Pascual, Sorsogon, Tabuk, Tarlac, Toledo and Virac.
Agno River, Babuyan Channel, Balintang Channel, Basilan Strait, Bohol Sea, Cagayan River, Celebes Sea, Davao Gulf, Lake Lanao, Lake Taal, Luzon Strait, Manila Bay, Mindoro Strait, Moro Gulf, Panay Gulf, Philippine Sea, Sibuyan Sea, South China Sea, Sulu Sea and Visayan Sea.
Philippines Natural Resources:
The Philippines has metal resources which include cobalt, silver, gold, nickel, and copper. Varied other natural resources include salt, timber and petroleum.
Philippines Natural Hazards:
The Philippines sit astride the typhoon belt; therefore the country is usually affected by 15 cyclonic storms, and directly hit by approximately six storms every year. Numerous other natural hazards are experienced by this country, including active volcanoes, destructive earthquakes, landslides, and tsunamis.
Philippines Environmental Issues:
The Philippines has a number of environmental issues. There has been uncontrolled deforestation, especially in the watershed areas. The country also has soil erosion. In major urban centers there is air and water pollution. The Philippines has had increasing pollution of its coastal mangrove swamps, which are important fish breeding grounds. There is coral reef degradation.