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.Continue Reading
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
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.Full Answer >
The largest waterfall in the Philippines is located on the island of Mindanao and is called Aliwagwag Falls. It is 1,110 feet from the top of the falls to the Canteel River and measures 65 feet across the falls.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 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 >