FACTS & FIGURES
POPULATION
82,841,518 (July 2001 est.)
AREA
115,800 square miles. Slightly larger than Arizona
CURRENCY
Philippine peso (PHP)
EXCHANGE
1 US$ = 51.94 PHP
CAPITAL
Manila
GDP
$310 billion (2000 est.) purchasing power parity
RESOURCES
Natural resources include: timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper
INDUSTRIES
The country’s industries include: textiles, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, electronics assembly, petroleum refining, fishing