45 killed in military plan crash in philippines


• One of world’s largest archipelago nations

• Situated in Southeast Asia in the Western Pacific Ocean

• Three main geographical areas – Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao

• String of over 7,000 islands • Two largest islands are Luzon and Mindanao – make up for two-thirds of the total land area

• Only about one third of the islands are inhabited


• Altogether about 50 volcanoes, more than 10 are
known to be active

• Mount Pinatubo in 1991 saw the world’s largest
volcanic eruptions of the 20th century

• Climate : tropical and strongly monsoonal

• Surrounded by south China to its west, Philippines sea to the east.

South China Sea

• Arm of the western Pacific Ocean

• Bounded on the northeast – Taiwan Strait

• On the east – Philippines

• On the southeast and south – coast of the Malay Peninsula

• On the west and north – the Asian mainland

• Parcel, spratly islands and scharborough Shoal – south China sea

• 9 dash line – in south China sea as well.