The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an island nation located in Southeast Asia, with Manila as its capital city.
The Philippine Archipelago comprises 7,107 islands in the western Pacific Ocean with a total land area of approximately 300,000 square kilometres (116,000 sq mi). It borders the Philippine Sea on the east, on the South China Sea the west, and the Celebes Sea on the south. The island of Borneo lies a few hundred kilometers southwest and Taiwan directly north. The Moluccas and Sulawesi are to the south, and Palau is to the east beyond the Philippine Sea.
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