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Philippine Geography: Location (Absolute, Vicinal, and Insular), Shape, and Size

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The Philippines has a unique geography.

Absolute Location

The Philippines is bordered by 116° 40', and 126° 34' E. longitude and 4° 40' and 21° 10' N. latitude

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Vicinal Location

North

West

East

South

Taiwan

Vietnam

Guam

Borneo

China

Laos

Marianas

Brunei

Japan

Cambodia

Micronesia

Indonesia

 

Thailand

Palau

 

 

Malaysia

 

 

Maritime/Insular Location

North

West

East

South

Bashi Channel

West Philippine Sea/South China Sea

Pacific Ocean

Sulu Sea/Celebes Sea/Mindanao Sea

Effects of Location

Positive

Negative

Marine resources/fishing grounds

Typhoon

Tourist spots/beaches

Led to colonization

Travel and trade

Smuggling of goods

Territorial disputes

Shape

  • The Philippines has 17 regions, which have different culture, traditions, and languages which can result to miscommunication which leads to difficulty in attaining national unity and solidarity.
  • Travel and transportation is difficult, because of the irregular, elongated, and rugged coastline.

Size

The Philippines has a square area of 299,764 km.

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