Where is Singapore?

Located in Southeastern Asia, Singapore is an island nation.Singapore has disputes with Malaysia over the delivery of fresh water.

Singapore is an Asian country covering 697.00 km2 of which 1.43% is water and 687.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 19th smallest country in the world and about 4 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 1 22 N, 103 48 E and Singapur is the capital city.

The name Singapore comes from the Sanskrit word "Singa", meaning lion, and "pura", meaning city.

Its ISO code is SG.

Geography

Singapore has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Singapore Strait. Its highest elevation is Bukit Timah which is 166m above tall.

It has a tropical marine climate with modern temperatures due to northeast trade winds. Its terrain is lowlying, with a central plateau.

Population

Singapore has a population of 5,781,728 making it the 113th largest in the world. The majority of the country's urbanization is along the southern coast.

Madarin, English, Malay, and Tamil are all official languages. The major ethnic groups reported are Chinese, Malay, Indian, and other. the majority of the population is Buddhist, Muslim, Taoist, or Hindu.

The dialing code for the country is 65.

Government

Singapore is an independent country. It gained independence from the Malaysian Federation in 1965. Its constitution was last ratified in 1965.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Singapore's GDP is $488,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $87,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 40th largest economy and its citizens the 6th richest in the world. The currency of Singapore is the Dollar (SGD).

Its major export partners are China, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Its main exports are machinery and equipment, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, and refined petroleum products. Its major import partners are China, the United States, and Malaysia. Its major imports include machinery, mineral fuels, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017