Philippines

''[[Ilustrado The Philippines (; ), officially the Republic of the Philippines (), * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

In the recognized optional languages of the Philippines:

* * }} is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. In the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of 7,641 islands, with a total area of 300,000 square kilometers, which are broadly categorized in three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Philippines is bounded by the South China Sea to the west, the Philippine Sea to the east, and the Celebes Sea to the south. It shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Palau to the east and southeast, Indonesia to the south, Malaysia to the southwest, Vietnam to the west, and China to the northwest. It is the world's twelfth-most-populous country, with diverse ethnicities and cultures. Manila is the country's capital, and its most populated city is Quezon City. Both are within Metro Manila.

Negritos, the archipelago's earliest inhabitants, were followed by waves of Austronesian peoples. The adoption of Animism, Hinduism with Buddhist influence, and Islam established island-kingdoms ruled by datus, rajas, and sultans. Overseas trade with neighbors such as the late Tang or Song empire brought Sinitic-speaking merchants to the archipelago, which would gradually settle in and intermix. The arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer leading a fleet for Spain, marked the beginning of Spanish colonization. In 1543, Spanish explorer named the archipelago in honor of King Philip II of Castile. Spanish colonization via New Spain, beginning in 1565, led to the Philippines becoming ruled by the Crown of Castile, as part of the Spanish Empire, for more than 300 years. Catholic Christianity became the dominant religion, and Manila became the western hub of trans-Pacific trade. Hispanic immigrants from Latin America and Iberia would also selectively colonize. The Philippine Revolution began in 1896, and became entwined with the 1898 Spanish–American War. Spain ceded the territory to the United States, and Filipino revolutionaries declared the First Philippine Republic. The ensuing Philippine–American War ended with the United States controlling the territory until the Japanese invasion of the islands during World War II. After the United States retook the Philippines from the Japanese, the Philippines became independent in 1946. The country has had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a decades-long dictatorship in a nonviolent revolution.

The Philippines is an emerging market and a newly industrialized country, whose economy is transitioning from being agricultural to service- and manufacturing-centered. It is a founding member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, ASEAN, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, and the East Asia Summit; it is a member of the Non-Aligned Movement and a major non-NATO ally of the United States. Its location as an island country on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes it prone to earthquakes and typhoons. The Philippines has a variety of natural resources and a globally-significant level of biodiversity. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Manila (pub. Nov. 16, 1935-June, 1946)
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    Manila (pub. July, 1946-)
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    Manila (pub. Feb. 26, 1861-Aug. 8, 1898)
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    [Manila] : Ministry of Settlements, [1983]
    2, ii [i.e. x], 211 p. : maps ; 33 cm.
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    [Manila] : Ministry of Human Settlements, 1983.
    xvii, 344 p. : ill., maps ; 33 cm.
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    [Manila] : Regional Land Use Committee, Regional Development Council : National Economic and Development Authority, Region I, [1994]
    v, 168 leaves : ill., maps ; 33 cm.
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    Published 1996
    [Manila : Republic of the Philippines, 1996]
    11, [59] leaves ; 28 cm.
    ...Philippines...
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    Published 1947
    [Manila] : Republic of the Philippines, [1947]
    47 p. : ill.; 28 cm.
    ...Philippines...
  10. 10
    Published 1978
    Manila : G.P.O., 1978.
    126 p. ; 23 cm.
    ...Philippines...
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    Published 1939
    [Manila : s.n.], <1939>-1946.
    v. : forms ; 23 cm.
    ...Philippines...
  12. 12
    Published 1861
    Manila : Impr. de Ramirez y Giraudier, 1861-<1866>
    v. <1, 3-5> ; 21 cm.
    ...Philippines...
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    Published 1988
    [Manila? : s.n., 1988?]
    69 leaves ; 28 cm.
    ...Philippines...
  14. 14
    Manila, Philippines : [s.n.]
    v. ; 29-37 cm.
    ...Philippines...
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    [Manila] : The Republic.
    v. : ill., map ; 28 cm.
    ...Philippines...
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    Published 1946
    [Manila] : Commonwealth of the Philippines, [1946]
    1 online resource (112 p.) : ill.
    ...Philippines...
    Center for Research Libraries
    Online Resource
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    Published 1991
    [Manila : s.n., 1991]
    24 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
    ...Philippines...
  18. 18
    Published 1966
    Manila : Distributed by the Philippine Tax Journal, [1966?]
    23 p. ; 16 cm.
    ...Philippines...
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    Published 1942
    [Manila, 1942-43]
    13 v. plates, group ports. 21-23 cm.
    ...Philippines...
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    Published 1971
    Manila : Republic of the Philippines, 1971.
    149 p. : ill., maps (some col., some folded) ; 29 cm.
    ...Philippines...

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