What is the national territory of the Philippines?


Quick 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.

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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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