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

Updated on September 1, 2012

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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      Little Kelly 12 months ago

      Very useful

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      isko 22 months ago

      tysm for this lol i'm cramming for a test tom and this is helpful

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      Tagz 2 years ago

      very useful. Good job

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      sasha 2 years ago

      @ac nope at first grade actualy im a 10th grader

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      upo 2 years ago

      Hello

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      AC 2 years ago

      @amy wes studied those in the third grade..

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      amy 2 years ago

      i don't get it im a 6th grader what's the north and what's the south

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      WEEPING ANGEL 3 years ago

      Great for school.

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      SILENCE WILL FALL 3 years ago

      Very useful for school.