March 11, 2017

Total number of Philippine Islands is now 7,641

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     NOW 7,641. Philippines now has 534 new islands.

    In a speech delivered by Environment Secretary Ramon Paje at the Philippine Environment Summit, a project by the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) tells that the Philippines now has 7,641 islands for official count.

    Previously, the country was known to have 7,107 but the research showed that there are over 500 new islands through a mapping system used by NAMFRIA. According to a report from CNN Philippines, Paje said that some of the islands were not on the Philippine map before. He then enumerated the reasons about this newly-found islands, such as the old technology used before to detect land masses, changing land forms, and improved detection through a high resolution data.

    Following this new information which was made possible by Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, a new map that includes the new islands and islets shall be released.

    Source: CNN Philippines, NAMFRIA

               
               
    Recent Comments

    More islands, more suffering in the Philippines.

    Anonymous
    a week ago

    High tide or low tide

    Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Some of them are artificial islands created by China.

    Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Informative…but when did they take the research, was it summer?
    What would be the reason behind the increasing number of islands and islets? (Continental drift theory or Extreme heat that caused the water to rapidly evaporate?

    ★★★★
    2 weeks ago

    Did they survey during low tide? 🤔

    Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    I wonder what kind of people inhabit those newly found islands

    Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    can’t wait to explore them!

    ★★★★★
    2 weeks ago

    Wow cool post! Thanks for sharing!

    ★★★★★
    2 weeks ago

    wow!

    Anonymous
    11 months ago

    Wow..

    ★★★★★
    one year ago

    Amazing !!!

    Anonymous
    one year ago
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