Physical map of Philippines
Information about the geography of PhilippinesThe Philippines constitutes an archipelago of 7107 islands. The islands are commonly divided into three major groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The islands are volcanic in origin, being part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, and are mostly mountainous. The highest point in the country is the peak of Mt. Apo in Mindanao, which rises 2954 m above sea level. The second highest point can be found on Luzon at Mt. Pulog, with the peak 2842 m above sea level.
The busy port of Manila, on Luzon, is the country's capital and second-largest city after Quezon City.