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Philippines' population to reach 100 million by 2015

April 9, 2012

The Philippines may not be a very large country by landmass alone, but the population of this South Pacific nation is impressive. The Philippine Star reports the country's population just reached 92.34 million. The national Census of Population and Housing was conducted in May and June 2010, and results show there was an annual growth rate of 1.9 percent from 2000 to 2010.

"This means there were two persons added per year for every 100 persons in the population," Carmelita Ericta, a National Statistics Office (NSO) administrator, told the news source.

While this may seem to be a rather large growth, it is actually much slower than in the previous decade. Between 1990 and 2000, the annual population growth rate was about 2.34 percent. At the new rate, the nation is expected to reach 100 million by 2015, according to the Manila Bulletin.

Some regions are more heavily populated than others, and Calabarzon was found to have the most people than the other 16 regions, with 12.61 million people. The National Capital Regions and Central Luzon rounded out the top three populated areas with 11.86 and 10.14 million people, respectively, the news source indicates.

Those who want to talk to their friends and families about this population growth can make calls to the Philippines with international phone cards.

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