The Philippines is a sovereign island in Southeast Asia. The Philippines is located north of Luzon Strait in Taiwan; the Viet Nam through the East Sea in the west, the island of Borneo through the Sulu Sea to the southwest, and other Indonesian islands through the Celebes Sea to the south; East of the country is the Philippine Sea and Palau Island. The Philippines is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is located near the equator, so the country is affected by tropical and subtropical cyclones, but has abundant natural and biodiversity resources. height. The Philippines, which covers an area of 300,000 square kilometers (115,831 sq mi), is the seventh largest country in the world, consisting of 7,641 islands that are commonly categorized into three major geographic regions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital of the Philippines is Manila, while the most populous city is Quezon; Both cities are part of the Manila Metropolitan Area.