Philippines  
The Republic of the Philippines is an island nation consisting of an archipelago of 7,107 islands, lying in the tropical western Pacific Ocean about 100 kilometers southeast of mainland Asia. Spain (1565-1898) and the United States (1898-1946), colonized the country and have been the largest influences on Philippine culture. It is, with East Timor, one of the two predominantly Catholic nations in Southeast Asia and one of the most westernized—a unique blend of East and West.

 States/Provinces Of Philippines