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Eastern Pacific Islands

Eastern Pacific Islands


The Philippines

The Philippine archipelago is on the eastern margin of Asia. Wholly tropical, it consists of 7,641 islands totalling 343,448 km2. Luzon (109,965 km2) and Mindanao (97,530 km2) are the largest. The islands have a volcanic origin (land masses rose out of the sea 0.5–20 million years ago) and today at least 21 volcanoes are still...