Singapore

Singapore is an island country and city-state in South-eastern Asia. The Straits of Johor separate it from Malaysia to the north, east, and west, and the Singapore Strait separates it from Indonesia to the south. Singapore’s territory consists of one main island and 64 smaller islands.

Country Profile

Official NameContinentSubregionCapital CityPopulationWorld Population %Land Area (km²)CurrencyCurrency Symbol
The Republic of SingaporeAsiaSouth-eastern AsiaSingapore6,014,7230.07%709Singapore dollar$

Singapore has lost 95 percent of its natural vegetation due to significant urbanization. The government has dedicated ten percent of Singapore’s land to parks and nature reserves to preserve the country’s remaining wildlife. The Singapore Botanic Gardens, Gardens by the Bay, and the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve are some of the country’s dedicated green areas. Singapore’s most iconic landmarks include the Marina Bay Sands hotel and the island resort of Sentosa.

The country’s location close to the equator means its climate is typically tropical, with heavy rainfall, high temperatures, and high humidity all year round. It has two monsoon seasons: one from December through March and one from June through September.

Singapore operates under a parliamentary republic, which is based on the Westminster system of government. The President is the head of the state, and the Prime Minister is the head of the government. The government has three separate branches: executive, legislature, and judiciary.

Singapore: Stats and Facts

Official LanguagesMain ReligionNational AnthemISO alpha-2ISO alpha-3Internet country domains (TLDs)Dialling CodeCoastline Length (km)Geographic coordinates (center point of country)Number of Time ZonesTime Zone(s)Daylight Savings Time?Driving SideGDP (PPP)GDP per capita (PPP)GDP (nominal)GDP per capita (nominal)
English
Malay
Mandarin Chinese
Tamil
Buddhism
"Majulah Singapura"
("Onward Singapore")
SGSGP.sg+651931 22 N, 103 48 E1UTC +08:00Not observedleft$786,872,000,000$138,545$520,973,000,000$91,728