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Philippine Geography (Mind Mapping)
Transcript of Philippine Geography (Mind Mapping)
Latitude 4degree 23' & 21degree 25' north
Longitude 116degree 127' east
Philippines situated above the equator
in Southeast Asia
Total land area= 300, 780 sq. km, or 0.2 percent of the world's land mass.
7,107 Islands one of the world's largest archipelagos or group of islands.
Stretches for about 36, 289
Mountains & Ranges
Highest peak in the country is Mount Apo [Altitude of 2,954meter (9,692 feet)]
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
Most famous & scenic of the Philippine Volcanoes which has a nearly perfect cone.
Archipelago sits on the Philippine fault zone, a 1,300km active left-lateral strike-fault from Luzon to Mindanao. This is why earthquake occur in the country.
Plains & Plateaus
Central plain is the "Rice granary"
Benguet Plateau is the summer capital of the Philippines.
Rivers & Fluvial Systems
Country's most extensive river systems is the Pulangi River
The lowest place in the country is the Philippine Deep. Has a depth of 11,550.7 meters (37,732 feet) below sea level.
The "Queen of Philippine Flowers" is the famous sampaguita.
Philippine Eagle is one of the two largest eagles in the world.
The country is one of Asia's great gold producing regions.
Magellan's expedition of 1519–1522 became the
first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean
into the Pacific Ocean (then named "peaceful
sea" by Magellan
Ruy Lopez de Villalobos
The official name "Felipinas" was given to the archipelago in 1543 by the spanish explorer Ruy Lopez De Villalobos
Miguel Lopez DeLegazpi
Felipinas to Pilipinas