Wednesday, 5 March 2014

wanderlust on a wednesday #8: the philippines

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Population: 96.71 million
Language: Filipino
Currency: Peso
Capital City: Manila

  • The Philippine flag is the only flag in the whole world that is displayed differently in times of peace and war. In peace time, the blue side is put on top; in war time, the red.
  • The Philippines has more than 200 volcanoes, although only some of them are active.
  • In the period from 1521 to 1898 years, the Philippines was a Spanish colony.
  • The Philippines is considered the text capital of the world. Every day about 450 million text messages are sent. That is more texts than the whole of Europe and the USA send a day.

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