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The topographic map set of Philippines includes maps of numerous islands of Philippines, Mount Apo maps, Mount Mindanao maps, Mount Pulag maps, as well as Mindanao maps, Kagayyan maps, Chico maps, Abra maps, Nampanya and Bikol rivers maps. One will also find Manila maps, Quezon City maps, Paz maps, Kalookan maps, Mandaluyong maps, Makati and Pasig maps. There are also maps of Subic Bay, Baguio maps, Tagaytay maps, Mindoro maps, Luzon maps, Mindanao maps, Davao maps, Zamboanga maps and Kagayan de Oro maps displayed in the set.
The Philippines is a country situated in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. It lies on the Philippine Islands, which are part of the Malay Archipelago. The Philippines are separated from Taiwan by the Vashi Straits in the north, while the country is washed by the Philippine Sea in the east, the Celebes Sea (the Sulawesi Sea) in the south, the South China Sea in the west and the south. The Philippines are scattered on over 7,100 islands, of which only 460 are larger than 2.5 sq km. The total area of the country is 300,000 sq km.
Mountains. The official list of volcanoes in the Philippines includes 18 active volcanoes and 19 sleeping volcanoes. The highest mountains are Mount Apo (2,954 m), Mount Mindanao and Mount Pulag (2,922 m).
Rivers. The rivers in the Philippines are short (the Mindanao is the longest river, 550 km) and fast-flowing. There are partly navigable rivers on major islands of the Philippines: on Luzon Island, it is the Kagayyan, the Chico, the Abra, the Nampanya and the Bikol rivers; on Mindanao it is the Rio Grande de Mindanao (called the Pulangi in the upper reaches) and the Agusan.
Sightseeing. Manila is the capital and the largest city of the country, situated on the south-west coast of Luzon, on the banks of the Luzon Bay. "Big Manila", which stretches over dozens of kilometers, is a complex conglomerate of seven major satellite cities (namely Metro Manila, Quezon City, Paz, Kalookan, Mandaluyong, Makati and Pasig).
In the mouth of the Manila Bay, the famous Korrehidor Island is situated, which many armies tried to take over during the Second World War. There are splendid ruins of a fortress of that time and the Malinta tunnel network.
North-west of the Manila Bay lies the Subic Bay, a former American naval base and one of the best places for diving in the country.
The mountain resort of Baguio is located 250 km north of Manila, in the Benguet province. This "summer capital" of the country lies at an altitude of about 1,525 m and is famous for its mild climate and clean air.
70 km south of Manila lies the picturesque Tagaytay mountain range (at an altitude of 600 m), which includes the Quezon National Park and the unique Taal Volcano (the smallest active volcano in the world). There is an island in its crater lake, in which, in turn, there is also a small lake.
Mindoro lies south of Luzon, separated by the Veras Straits. The town of Puerto Galera is located on the northern coast of Mindoro.
Mindanao is the second largest and the most southern island of the country's large islands, whose culture and other conditions are quite noticeably different from the rest of the country. It is home to a large number of ethnic groups practicing Islam. The density of population is not as high as in the north of the country, and the area is less exposed to modern civilization.
Davao is the gate and the capital of Mindanao, one of the largest cities in the area of Asia, and it lies on the south-eastern coast of the island.
At the most southern tip of the Zamboanga Peninsula lies the city of Zamboanga, which is considered the most romantic and most exciting place in the Philippine archipelago.
Kagayan de Oro is found on the northern coast of Mindanao. The city is known for the fact that here, unlike in other parts of the country, there are practically no earthquakes. The major attractions include St. Agustin's cathedral, the de Oro Museum with a valuable historical collection at the University of Xavier as well as the surrounding pineapple fields of Monte Carlo, Maria Christina waterfalls and Lake Lanao.
Tourism. Volcano hiking is particularly popular in the Philippines. So Angeles offers hiking tours to Pinatubo Volcano, whose strongest eruption occurred in 1991 and formed an amazing landscape. You can also make ascent of Mayon, in the south of Luzon, which is described by experts as one of the most regular-shaped volcanic cones in the world. This active volcano, 2,450 m high, has erupted four times since 1968, most recently in February 1993. There are also interesting places for climbing, for example, Taal Volcano, south of Manila, which is considered the smallest and most dangerous volcano in the world, and Apo Volcano, the highest peak in the Philippines, on the island of Mindanao.
There are wonderful opportunities for hiking tours along the Pacific coast of Luzon, particularly in the Bikol and Quezon provinces. For those who want to find rest from motor vehicles, there is nothing better than hiking on Bata and Lubango Islands, where carts driven by horses is the only means of transportation. Wildlife enthusiasts should go to Kalauit Island, where African animals have been bred successfully in a nature reserve for 20 years. Here you can see giraffes, zebras and gazelles.
The Philippines, made up of 7,000 islands, can boast excellent opportunities for diving and underwater navigation. Popular places for these sessions include Borakay, Alon Beach in Bohol, Puerto Prinses in Palawan and Apo Island. Canoeing amateurs can go canoeing on the Pagsanhan River, 70 km south-east of Manila. Speleologists can explore the Underground River on Palawan Island.
Climate. The climate of the Philippines is subtropical and monsoon. The Philippines has two distinct seasons - the dry season and the rainy season. Throughout the year, the air temperature varies from +23°C to +28°C at the coast and +15°C to -20°C in the mountains. In tourist areas, the climate is usually monsoon. The best season for recreation (the dry season) lasts from November through April.