The dormant volcanoes found in the Philippines are Mt. Apo and Mt. Isarog. The former, which is located in Mindanao, is Philippines' highest peak at 9,689 feet.Know More
Mt. Isarog, which is located in the Bicol region and near the tourist town of Naga, stands more than 5,000 feet. In 1934, it was marked as a national park due to its rich flora and fauna.
Volcanologists divide volcanoes into three groups: active, extinct and dormant, based on the recorded volcanic activity over time. The former is one that has erupted recently or is about to erupt. An extinct volcano is one that has not erupted for ages and shows no indication of erupting now or in the near future. The dormant type may not have erupted recently, but there is potential for eruption due to recorded internal activity.Learn more about Southeast Asia
The Philippines gained independence on July 4,1946, due to the signing of the Treaty of Manila with the United States, who had annexed the Philippines as a territory in 1898. While at first the U.S. intended for the Philippines to be a colonial property, conflicts in the Philippines caused the U.S. to become more inclined toward Philippine independence.Full Answer >
The major rivers in the Philippines are the Cagayan River, Rio Grande de Mindanao and the Agusan River. The country has a total of 421 rivers, but scientists consider 50 of them biologically dead.Full Answer >
The Philippines closest neighboring countries are Taiwan to the north and Malaysia to the south. Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos are west of the country, while the eastern Philippines' closest neighbors are Palau and the Marianas Islands. Located at the southeastern rim of the Asian continent, the Philippines is surrounded by the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea from all sides.Full Answer >
The Philippines is a country that gained full independence from the United States in 1946. The country is located in the Pacific Ocean to the east of Vietnam. The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, but the majority of its citizens live on only 11 of them.Full Answer >