Getting There From its meandering coastlines dotted with cream-colored to white sand beaches and protected marine parks and stunning geological formations, secluded waterfalls, centuries-old churches, Pangasinan challenges the traveler to get off the beaten path and explore its many treasures.
The Philippine Islands was the name used before independence. The Republic of the Philippines, a nation of 7, islands with a total area ofsquare milessquare kilometersis located on the Pacific Rim of Southeast Asia. Two thousand of its islands are inhabited.
Luzon, the largest island with one-third of the land and half the population, is in the north. Mindanao, the second largest island, is in the south. The Philippines are 1, miles 1, kilometers long from north to south.
The width is miles 1, kilometers. There are no land boundaries; the country is bordered on the west by the South China Sea, on the east by the Philippine Sea, on the south by the Celebes Sea, and on the north by the Luzon Strait, which separates the country from its nearest neighbor, Taiwan.
The closest nations to the south are Malaysia and Indonesia. Vietnam and China are the nearest neighbors on the mainland of Asia. The islands are volcanic in origin. Mount Mayon in southern Luzon erupted in Mount Pinatubo in central Luzon erupted in and Both eruptions caused destruction of villages and farms and displaced thousands of people from their tribal homelands.
Because the country is volcanic, the small islands have a mountainous center with coastal plains. Luzon has a broad central valley in the northern provinces along the Cagayan River and plains in the midlands near Manila, the capital.
Mindanao and Panay also have central plains. Northern Luzon has two major mountain ranges: The highest peak is Mount Apo in Mindanao at 9, feet 2, meters. The weather is hot because of the country's closeness to the equator.
The temperatures are constant except during typhoons. The dry season is from January to June; the wet season with monsoon rains is from July to December. Temperatures are cooler in November through January, dropping below 30 degrees Celsius 85 degrees Fahrenheit.Years of Ancient Alien Sightings.
Alien sighting over Stonehenge. During a scheduled execution in Tasunokuchi, Kamakura, Japan, a UFO appeared and scared off the initiativeblog.coming to reports, "There appeared in the sky an object like a full moon, shiny and bright.".
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The Laguna Copperplate Inscription is the name of an inscription written on an artifact that has great significance for the understanding of the history of the Philippines during the 10th century AD – a time when many scholars believed that the area was isolated from the rest of Southeast Asia.
The Laguna Copperplate Inscription: An Ancient Text That Changed the Perception of the History of the Philippines. Location and Geography. The Republic of the Philippines, a nation of 7, islands with a total area of , square miles (, square kilometers), is located on the Pacific Rim of Southeast Asia.