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Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam
Geographic coordinates: 13° 0' N, 122° 0' E
Coastline km: 36,289 km km
Climate: Tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October)
Terrain: The Philippine archipelago is made up of 7,107 islands; favorably located in relation to many of Southeast Asia's main water bodies: the South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea, and Luzon Strait
Elevation: highest point: Mount Apo 2,954 m
Natural hazards: Astride typhoon belt, usually affected by 15 and struck by five to six cyclonic storms per year; landslides; active volcanoes; destructive earthquakes; tsunamis
Currency: Philippine peso (PHP)
Population: 87,857,473 (July 2005 est.)
Languages: Two official languages - Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English; eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocan, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinense
Divisions: 79 provinces and 116 chartered cities
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By Anonymous , 01-04-2009
Boracay Kitesurfing - Kitesurfing on Boracay in the high season Nov-Apr takes place on Bulabog lagoon beach. 2.5km long shallow lagoon, the easiest spot in Asia to learn.
A number of schools exist including Ocean Republic which was the 1st official centre in Asia. Other schools operate but aren't that safe. I learnt with the pro's and you can see the difference even as a beginner. Lagoon is excellent and so easy, the beach is very small at high tide.
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