The Republic of the Philippines (Tagalog: Republika ng Pilipinas), or The Philippines (Tagalog: Pilipinas), also known as the Pearl of the Orient Seas, is an independent sovereign nation of southeast Asia. the Philippines lies 1,210 km (750 mi) away from mainland Asia and consists of 7,107 islands that form a part of the Malay Archipelago.
Area: 300,000 sq km
Climate: tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October)
Terrain: tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October)
Population: 87,857,473 (July 2005 est.)
Religion: Roman Catholic 83%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 5%, Buddhist and other 3%
Languages: two official languages - Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English; eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocan, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinense
Community NamePhilippines - Australian Community of Tasmania Inc.
Size of Community in Tasmania
There are 250 people from the Philippines including their families.
Local Community Contact DetailsEmilie Schneider - President P.O. Box 327 Wes
Donation to the International Wall of Friendship
The Filipino stone was presented by Adrian Hodgeman the President of the Philippines Australia Association of Tasmania on 28th of November 1987. The stone is of polished Spanish multi-grey and red granite, obtained in Hobart. The gold-filled engraved design consists of the Philippines National Emblem in the centre, with the inscription in Filipino above and in English Below.