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Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam

Geographic coordinates 13 00 N, 122 00 E
Map references Southeast Asia


total 300,000 sq km
land 298,170 sq km
water 1,830 sq km

Area - comparative: slightly larger than Arizona

Land boundaries 0 km
Coastline 36,289 km
Climate tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October)
Terrain mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands

Elevation extremes

lowest point Philippine Sea 0 m
highest point Mount Apo 2,954 m
Natural resources timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper

Land use

arable land 19%
permanent crops 12%
permanent pastures 4%
forests and woodland 46%
other 19% (1993 est.)
Irrigated land 15,800 sq km (1993 est.)

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