Flag of Philippines

Flag of Philippines

The flag of the Philippines has been adopted in 1946 when the country gained independence from the US. It was designed in the 19th century by the leader of the uprising against the Spanish domination Emilio Aguinaldo, who defeated the enemy on 28 May 1898 at the battle of Alapan. Tricolor of white, red and blue was chosen with reference to the United States used to rule the country. Thus, the flag is composed of two horizontal stripes of red, blue, and a white triangle in the left part of the flag. Three golden stars in each of the peaks of the triangle represent the three main islands of the Philippines - Mindanao, Luzon and Visayas. In the middle of the wedge, there is a golden sun with eight rays in the shape of a sword, symbolizing the first eight founding provinces. Interesting fact is that the flag can indicate a state of war if it is displayed with the red stripe on top.

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Main information

Country
Philippines
Capital city
Manila
Population
99,275,100 (2014)
Total area
300,000 km2
Formation
12. 6. 1898
Highest point
Mount Apo (2,954 m)
GDP
$ 4,380 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
philippine peso (PHP)
Code
PH (PHL)
Calling code
+63
Internet TLD
.ph

Country is member of

By continents
Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Filipíny (Manila)
English
Philippines (Manila)
German
Philippinen (Manila)
French
Philippines (Manille)
Italian
Filippine (Manila)
Spanish
Filipinas (Manila)
Russian
Филиппины (Манила)
Slovak
Filipíny (Manila)
Polish
Filipiny (Manila)
Portuguese
Filipinas (Manila)
Chinese
菲律宾 (马尼拉)
Japanese
フィリピン (マニラ)
Turkish
Filipinler (Manila)
Norwegian
Filippinene (Manila)
Swedish
Filippinerna (Manila)
Hungarian
Fülöp-szigetek (Manila)
Dutch
Filipijnen (Manilla)
Danish
Filippinerne (Manila)
Finnish
Filippiinit (Manila)
Hebrew
הפיליפינים (מנילה)

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