Main Facts About Philippines

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Currency
If you're travelling outside major cities, take sufficient funds in local currency with you. There may not be ATMs or currency exchange facilities at your destination. Cash in pounds sterling, euros or US dollars can be exchanged for Philippine pesos at the airport, in banks, hotels and some shops.
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Language
There are over 120 languages spoken in the Philippines. Filipino, the standardized form of Tagalog, is the national language and used in formal education throughout the country. Filipino and English are both official languages and English is commonly used by the government.
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Weather
Average temperatures in the Philippines usually range between 21 °C (70 °F) and 32 °C (90 °F) with the average yearly temperature coming in at around 26.6 °C (79.9 °F). Temperatures can fluctuate between regions and depending on the season, however generally January is the coolest month while May is the warmest.
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Power Plugs
For the Philippines there are three associated plug types, A, B and C. Plug type A has two flat parallel pins, plug type B has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin and type C has two round pins. The Philippines operates on a 220V supply voltage and 60Hz.
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Population
The current population of the Philippines is 112,277,342 as of Tuesday, May 10, 2022, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
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Fun Fact
It’s not unusual to see makeshift basketball hoops and courts even in the most remote and rural villages. Basketball is a way of life for Filipinos, mainly because it’s a team sport that is as popular as it is acceptable. The professional league is known as the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), which is also the second oldest in the world just after the NBA.