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.
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
According to the Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations, the Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago located southeast of mainland Asia and is separated from it by the South China Sea. The Republic is comprised of 7,107 islands.Full Answer >
The Philippines are located in both the Northern and the Eastern Hemispheres. The Pacific Ocean completely surrounds the 7,107 islands that make up the Philippines.Full Answer >
Overpopulation in the Republic of the Philippines is believed to cause sustained poverty and poor economic growth among families by depriving them of the financial resources that are required to secure education and adequate health care for their children. The government of the Philippines agreed in 1967, along with 12 other countries, that overpopulation is an inhibitor of economic development, and it began looking into a variety of government-sponsored measures to lower the rate of population growth. Government intervention in family planning has, however, remained a controversial issue in the overcrowded archipelago nation.Full Answer >
While the Philippines have claimed various territories throughout history, the country is one 300,000-square-kilometer country that is entirely surrounded by water in Asia, as of 2015. The Philippines are bordered by the South China and Philippines seas.Full Answer >