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Maligcong, Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
Maligcong, Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines


Remote Maligcong in the Bontoc highlands is known for sprawling rice terraces that are carved into the mountainside.
Photo by Michael Rivera





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Capital: Manila

Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam

Government: Republic of the Philippines

Currency: Philippine pesos (PHP)

Area: 300,000 sq km

Population: 110,818,325 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: unspecified Filipino (official; based on Tagalog) and English (official); eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan

Religion: Roman Catholic 80.6%, Protestant 8.2% (includes Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches 2.7%, National Council of Churches in the Philippines 1.2%, other Protestant 4.3%), other Christian 3.4%, Muslim 5.6%, tribal religion 0.2%, other 1.9%, none 0.1% (2010 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+8

Tel Code: +63

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