|Where in the World is Baguio?|
Where is the Philippines Baguio Mission?
The Baguio Mission is located on Luzon, the the largest northernmost island in the Philippines.
FUN FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES...
1. The Philippines Baguio Mission is 1 of 21 LDS missions in the Philippines!
2. The Philippines has over 90 million people and is the 12th most populated country in the world.
3. The area occupied by the Philippines is slightly larger than Italy (also just slightly larger than the size of the state of Arizona).
4. The Philippines is a group of islands (archipelago) made up of 7,107 islands!
5. About 80% of the total population are Catholics.
6. The Philippines are considered the "text capital of the world." Every day, 35 million mobile subscribers in the country are sending about 450 million short text messages. This is more than the total number of daily text messages sent in the Unites States and Europe combined!
7. The traditional ancient Philippine toy, the "yo-yo", was originally used as a weapon.
8. The Philippines is divided into three main geographic group of islands: Luzon, Visaya, Mindano. There are 17 regions and 80 provinces in the Philippines.
9. There are 2 official languages in the Philippines: Filipino and English. Filipino was meant to be the standardized version of Tagolog, and is the national language of the Philippines. Calling the language "Filipino" was intended to disassociate the language with the Tagalog ethnic group. Colloquially, the language spoken in the Philippines is referred to as Tagalog.
10. The Philippine flag is the only flag in the whole world that is displayed differently in times of peace and war. In peace time, the blue side is put on top; in war time, the red.
11. The country was named by a Spanish explorer in honor of King Philipp II of Spain.
12. The Philippines gained independence in 1946. It was the first Southeast Asian country to gain independence after World War II.
13. With over 200 volcanoes, the Philippines experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity.
14. The Philippines has a tropical maritime climate and is usually hot and humid. There are three seasons: the hot dry season or summer from March to May; the rainy season from June to November; and the cool dry season from December to February.
15. Sitting astride the typhoon belt, most of the islands experience torrential rains and thunderstorms from July to October. Annual rainfall measures as much as 200 inches in the mountainous east coast section but less than 39 inches in some of the sheltered valleys.
16. The wettest known tropical cyclone to impact the Philippines was the July 1911 cyclone, which dropped over 46 inches of rainfall within a 24-hour period in Baguio City. (Bagyo is the local term for tropical cyclone in the Philippines.)