Philippines Geography and Natural Resources

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The Philippines is the largest country in the world with mineral deposits.

False

Mount Diwalwal in Luzon is known for its rich deposits of gold.

False

Dipterocarp is another term for Philippine mahogany.

True

Laguna de Bay is known for its production of rice and corn.

False

Copper is used to make marble.

False

The Philippines is the fifth country in the world with the largest mineral deposits.

True

Mount Diwalwal in the Mountain Province is known for its rich deposits of gold.

False

Central Luzon is known for its production of shellfish and lobsters.

False

Tin and Marble are found in Palawan.

False

Wires are made from Tin.

False

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Philippines' Natural Resources

  • The Philippines is the fifth country in the world with the largest mineral deposits.

Turtle Sanctuaries

  • Big turtles are found in the Sulu Sea and Turtle Island, which are now converted into sanctuaries.

Mineral Deposits

  • Gold deposits are found in Mangayan in the Mountain Province and Mount Diwalwal in Mindanao.
  • Tin is found in Palawan.
  • Quicksilver is found in Palawan.
  • Copper is used to make wires.
  • Marble is found in Romblon.

Agricultural Regions

  • Central Luzon is the rice granary of the Philippines.
  • Plains and valleys are ideal for planting rice, corn grains, vegetables, fruits, and other products due to their good climate, higher altitude, and fertile soil.

Other Notable Resources

  • Dipterocarp is another name for Philippine mahogany.
  • Laguna de Bay produces shellfish, lobsters, and other fish for consumption and sale.

Test your knowledge of the Philippines' geography, mineral deposits, and natural resources. From the Sulu Sea to Central Luzon, learn about the country's rich resources and ideal locations for farming and fishing.

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