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Philippines Geography, Climate, and Weather




Geography
The Philippines consists of 7107 islands in Southeast Asia, with only 2000 of them inhabited. To its north is Taiwan, while on its Southwest is Eastern Malaysia and Brunei, and Indonesia is to its south.
The populated, mountainous islands are divided into four groups. Luzon is the largest and northernmost island whereas to the south is Mindanao, the second largest island. Together, Luzon and Mindanao account for 65% of the land mass.
About two-thirds of the population make their living from fishing, agriculture, and forestry. Most of the country's rain forests are lost due to tree-felling and slash-and-burn agriculture.
The country has a volcanic topography, with eighteen of its 37 volcanoes active. Almost 900 people were killed and thousands more lost their homes when Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991. It is also subjected to earthquakes because of its frequent seismic activity.

Climate
The Philippines has a tropical marine climate with relatively high humidity year-round, mild temperature and abundant rainfall. There are three main seasons - the wet season (June to October), the cool dry season (November to February) and the hot dry season (March to May).
The average annual temperature is 25C (77F). The northeast monsoon is from November to April while the southwest monsoon happens from May to October.


 

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