Philippines Geography - note

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Geography - note: note 1: favorably located in relation to many of Southeast Asia's main water bodies: the South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea, and Luzon Strait
note 2: for decades, the Philippine archipelago was reported as having 7,107 islands; in 2016, the national mapping authority reported that hundreds of new islands had been discovered and increased the number of islands to 7,641 - though not all of the new islands have been verified

Definition: This entry includes miscellaneous geographic information of significance not included elsewhere.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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