|Land Area||687 km2|
|Water Area||10 km2|
|Total Area||697km2 (#176)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$488.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$87,100|
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The Singapore flag was officially adopted on December 3, 1959.
The white crescent represents Singapore as a new nation; the five stars symbolize democracy, equality, justice, peace and progress; white is representative of the purity and virtue of the people, and red stands for universal brotherhood.
Singapore Coat of Arms:
Adopted in 1959, the coat of arms of Singapore is composed of a lion and a tiger standing upon stalks of rice and supporting a shield.
The blue ribbon at the base reads "Majulah Singapura" ("Onward Singapore").