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Capital:Manila
Area:300,000 km²
Population:89,468,677 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Filipino (official), English (official), Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, Pangasinan.
Religion(s):Roman Catholic - 80.9%, Evangelical - 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo - 2.3%, Aglipayan - 2%, other Christian - 4.5%, Muslim - 5%, others - 1.8%, unspecified - 0.6%, none - 0.1%.
Ethnic Group(s):Tagalog - 28.1%, Cebuano - 13.1%, Ilocano - 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya - 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo - 7.5%, Bikol - 6%, Waray - 3.4%, others - 25.3%.