With an area of only 725.7 sq. km, Singapore is one of the world's smallest countries. This island nation comprises of one main island and over 60 smaller ones. Some of these islands like Sentosa, Jurong, Tekong, Senang have been marked on the map above.
The middle of the main island contains several rounded hills; west and southwest the land is a series of low ridges, while east and southeast, the land is generally flat.
The highest point of Singapore is Bukit Timah at only 545 ft. (166 m), while the lowest point is the Strait of Singapore (0 m).
Singapore is drained by a large number of narrow and short streams, some of which flow into the sea through mangrove swamps, or estuaries.Water reservoirs cover parts of the central area, as there are no significant lakes or rivers.
Singapore (officially, Republic of Singapore) is a unitary state and is divided into 5 Community Development Councils (CDCs). In alphabetical order, these councils are: Central Singapore CDC, North East CDC, North West CDC, South East CDC and South West CDC. Each Community Development Council has been further subdivided into electoral constituencies and town councils.
Singapore is the largest port in Southeast Asia and one of the busiest maritime ports in the world. With an area of only 725.7 sq. km, the country is home to a population of over 5 million residents. Singapore has the second greatest population density in the world. Singapore is the only true sovereign city state in the world.
Singapore is an island country located off the coast of the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia, between the Indian Ocean and South China Sea. It is located in both Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. In fact, Singapore is just one degree of latitude above the Equator. The country borders South China Sea to the east, the Strait of Malacca to the west, and the Riau Islands lie to the south.
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|Legal Name||Republic of Singapore|
|1 17 N, 103 51 E|
|Independence||9 August 1965 (from Malaysian Federation)|
|Total Area||719 km2|
|Land Area||709 km2|
|Water Area||10 km2|
|Total Border||0 km|
|Climate||Tropical; hot, humid, rainy; two distinct monsoon seasons - northeastern monsoon (december to march) and southwestern monsoon (june to september); inter-monsoon - frequent afternoon and early evening thunderstorms|
|Coordinates||1 22 N, 103 48 E|
|Mean Elevation||0 m|
|Lowest Elevation||0 m|
|Highest Elevation||166 m|
|Ethnic Groups||Chinese 74.3%, Malay 13.4%, Indian 9%, other 3.2% (2018 est.)|
|Languages||English (official) 36.9%, Mandarin (official) 34.9%, other Chinese dialects (includes Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew, Hakka) 12.2%, Malay (official) 10.7%, Tamil (official) 3.3%, other 2% (2015 est.)|
|Religions||Buddhist 33.2%, Christian 18.8%, Muslim 14%, Taoist 10%, Hindu 5%, other 0.6%, none 18.5% (2015 est.)|
|Currency||Singapore dollars (SGD)|
|GDP Per Capita||$65,233.28|
|Exports||Machinery and equipment (including electronics and telecommunications), pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, refined petroleum products, foodstuffs and beverages|
This page was last updated on September 14, 2020