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Singapore Facts

  • Name: Singapore
    (long form) Republic of Singapore
  • Capital City: Singapore (3,547,809 pop.)
  • Singapore Population: 5,460,302 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)
    (conversion rates)

    Singapore Dollar
    5 Singapore Dollars
  • Ethnicity: Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4%
  • GDP total: $325.1 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $60,900 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Mandarin (official) 35%, English (official) 23%, Malay (official) 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9%, Tamil (official) 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8%, other 0.9%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Singapore
  • Name: Singapore's name translates into 'Lion City' although lions most likely never inhabited the region; it was probably a tiger that was first seen, mistaken for a lion
  • National Day: August 9
  • Religion: Buddhist 42.5%, Muslim 14.9%, Taoist 8.5%, Hindu 4%, Catholic 4.8%, other Christian 9.8%, other 0.7%, none 14.8%
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Singapore Photographs

Merlion fountain

Merlion fountain, Singapore

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This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.