Is the Philippines in the southern hemisphere?

Is the Philippines north or south of the equator?

Philippines is 898.21 mi (1,445.54 km) north of the equator, so it is located in the northern hemisphere.

What countries are in the southern hemisphere?

Entirely in Southern Hemisphere:

  • Argentina.
  • Bolivia.
  • Chile.
  • Paraguay.
  • Peru.
  • Uruguay.

Is Philippines south or west?

The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia, on the eastern rim of the Asiatic Mediterranean. It is bounded in the west by the South China Sea; in the east by the Pacific Ocean; in the south by the Sulu and Celebes Seas; and in the north by the Bashi Channel. Its capital and main port of entry is Manila.

What is Philippines old name?

Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, during his expedition in 1542, named the islands of Leyte and Samar “Felipinas” after Philip II of Spain, then the Prince of Asturias. Eventually the name “Las Islas Filipinas” would be used to cover the archipelago’s Spanish possessions.

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