What Is The Importance Of The Geographical Location Of The Philippines?


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Philippines has no distinct shape but at first glance you can easily mistook it for a two-legged dinosaur with Luzon as the head, Visayas the body, Mindanao the back and the islands of Palawan and Sulu as feet.

Philippines is located in Southeast Asia and goes by many names such as "The Pearl of the Orient Seas". It is composed of 7107 islands. These islands are scattered all throughout the country's geographical location which is why you can never really tell the exact shape of the Philippines even in a map.

The country has three major islands namely Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Some of the islands are too small that they're under water during high tide and are only visible during low tide.

Many foreigners are fond of associating countries with their distinct shapes. They can easily remember the name of a country if they associate it with shapes or even size and color.

However, many foreigners are not particular about the shape of the Philippines. They're more aware of the country's diverse culture. Philippines is one of the most culturally rich countries in Asia. Its first inhabitants were the aborigines known as Aetas. Then the Indones and Malays came. Historians believed that Filipinos today got their features particularly their brown skin and straight black hair from the Malays who came to the country a long time ago.

The Philippines was also under the rule of the Spaniards for 300 years. It's no surprise then that Filipinos today have customs and traditions influenced by Spaniards. In addition, the country was also under the rule of the Americans for several years until it gained its independence in the 1946.

When foreigners think or talk about the Philippines, they don't really care about its shape. Instead, they're reminded of the country's very rich culture, unique traditions, and very hospitable citizens.

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