The Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas) is an archipelago in South-East Asia of in excess of 7,000 islands situated between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea at the eastern edge of Asia. Numerous superb shorelines are simply part of one of the world's longest coastlines and it takes around 20 years to go through a day on each island. Since Spanish pilgrim times, the nation has been Asia's biggest Catholic nation. Over a hundred ethnic gatherings, a blend of outside impacts and a combination of culture and expressions have upgraded the uniqueness of the Filipino personality and the marvel that is the Philippines.