Written by rohithamruthur@gmail.com

Singapore

Official English Name: Republic of Singapore

Official Local Name(s): 新加坡共和国 (Mandarin), Republik Singapura (Malay), சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு (Tamil)

Common English Name: Singapore

Capital: Singapore

REGION
Southeastern Asia
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Singapore Strait (South)
Johore Strait (North)
TOTAL AREA
697 km2 (98.6% land, 1.4% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
0 km (Island)
TOTAL COASTLINE
193 km
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Lowland
Generally undulating central plateau
HIGHEST POINT
Bukit Timah (166 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Fish
Deepwater ports
DEMONYM
Singaporean
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Chinese (74.3%)
Malay (13.4%)
Indian (9.1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Mandarin
English
Malay
Tamil
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Hokkien
Cantonese
Teochew
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Buddhist (40.9%)
Atheist (18.6%)
Christian (13.5%)
Muslim (12.8%)
Taosim (7.9%)
POPULATION
5,607,283
LARGEST CITY
Singapore (5,607,283)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Tony Tan Keng Yam
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
9 August 1965 (from Malaysia)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Merlion
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Majulah Singapura
GDP PER CAPITA
$85,300 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (Singapore Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $1.43 (SGD)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.sg
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+65

By many standards, Singapore is considered a Utopian society with everything being orderly and strict.

Laws in Singapore are very harsh for crimes one wouldn’t normally think of being a crime, such as selling chewing gum or eating and drinking on public transportation. Be wary of your actions.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sn.html (Majority of information)

http://bit.ly/2fMBFtB (Ethnic and national population data)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/SN (Religious data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 30 November 2016