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What is the national territory of the Philippines?

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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.

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Historically, the Philippines has tried to claim various islands in Asia, but many of these remain disputed with other countries also claiming the territories. For example, both China and the Philippines claim ownership of Scarborough Shoal, and Sabah's eastern territory is currently in dispute between the Philippines and Malaysia. As of 2015, the Philippines occupies some features of the Spratly Islands, but they are not listed as part of the official national territory.

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    Where is the Philippines?

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    The nation of the Philippines is located on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean and the eastern edge of the South China Sea. The Philippines is southeast of the Asian mainland, north of Australia and northeast of Indonesia.

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    In which hemisphere are the Philippines located?

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    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.

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    Countries that are near the Philippines are primarily Taiwan and China to the north and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south. Because the Philippines is located on an island group, it has no countries that directly border it.

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