What Is the Present Population of the Philippines?


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The population of the Philippines is 102,965,300, based on 2015 estimations from the Philippine Statistics Authority. The country reached 100 million people in July 2014. The Philippine Statistics Authority projects that the country's population could be over 140 million by the year 2040.

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It is estimated that three babies are born in the Philippines every minute. Based on this data, population officials in the country established that the country reached 100 million people on July 27, 2014 at 12:34 a.m. with the birth of a baby girl named Chonalyn in the capital, Manila.

The Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world and one of the fastest-growing countries in Asia, according to the United Nations Population Fund. Approximately 54 percent of the people are younger than 25, as of 2015. Half the population lives in the cities. The country faces challenges of ensuring that its people have access to educational and job opportunities. In poorer areas, women tend to have more children then they can afford due to lack of reproductive medical services.

The Philippines is an island country located in southeast Asia, between the South China and Philippine Seas. The country was originally a colony of Spain and then of the United States. It became an independent country on July 4, 1946.

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