Updated 05 August 2012
Republic of Singapore is a city-state located in the southeast islands of the Asian Continent, with a population of
5,353,494, making it the 114th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Singapore with a total
population of 5,353,494. The country encompasses 683 square kilometers making it the 192nd largest country in
total area. It shares boundaries with Johore Strait (which separates it from Malaysia), Singapore Strait and the Main
President Tony Tan Keng Yam is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and
holds that position for a six year term. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is recognized as the Head of Government
and, along with Senior Minister Heng Chee How and Deputy Prime Ministers Teo Chee Hean and Tharman
Shanmugaratnam, achieves that status following legislative elections, where the leader of majority party or leader of
majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the president. Its form of government is a parliamentary
republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 3rd of June 1959.
The languages commonly or officially spoken are Mandarin, English, Malay, Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew, Tamil,
other Chinese dialects and other languages. It counts among its major religions Buddhist, Muslim, Taoist, Hindu,
Catholic, other Christian, other religions and none. As sources of mass communication it has 17 FM, 2 Short Wave
and 1 Television station.
Major geographical features are Bakit Timah, its highest point at 100 meters and Singapore Strait, its lowest point at
0 meters. Its principal waterway is Singapore Strait, which measures 10 square kilometers.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are electronics, chemicals, financial
services, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, rubber processing and products, processed food and beverages,
ship repair, offshore platform construction, life sciences and entrepot trade. Its official currency is Singaporian
Here’s something you may not know about Singapore. The flying fox, the world’s largest bats, with a wingspan of
up to 1.5 meters, can be found on Poulu Abin, one of the islands off mainland Singapore.
|Cable cars to Mount
|Singapore at night- the
capital and largest city
helped to build this!
|Bukit Timah Hill-
Singapore to Johor
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|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
0.1% (2009 est.)
less than 100
|Fishhead Curry- a
Singaporean dish of
|Flying Fox on Poulu
|Palawan Beach on
|Sembawang Park on
the Strait of Johore