World Atlas: Singapore. On this page you can see the map, country flag and many detailed information about the people, history and economy of Singapore.
Here you can find online selected information about the geography, inhabitants, government, economy and history of Singapore. Included are selected statistics, an overview map and the detailed map of Singapore. But let's start with the flag of Singapore here:
Singapore - Overview:
What you should know about Singapore? Let's start with this: A Malay trading port known as Temasek existed on the island of Singapore by the 14th century. The settlement changed hands several times in the ensuing centuries and was eventually burned in the 17th century and fell into obscurity. The British founded Singapore as a trading colony on the site in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but was ousted two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.
Geography of Singapore
Where on the globe is Singapore? The location of this country is Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia. Total area of Singapore is 719.2 sq km, of which 709.2 sq km is land. So this is quite a small country. How could we describe the terrain of the country? This way: lowlying, gently undulating central plateau. The lowest point of Singapore is Singapore Strait 0 m, the highest point Bukit Timah 166 m. And the climate is 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.
Inhabitants of Singapore
Let's take a look how many people live in Singapore. The number is: 5,888,926 (July 2017 est.). So this is not very populous country. Who lives here? Chinese 74.3%, Malay 13.4%, Indian 9.1% (includes Sri Lankan), other 3.2% (2016 est.). What are the languages in Singapore? Mandarin (official) 36.3%, English (official) 29.8%, Malay (official) 11.9%, Hokkien 8.1%, Cantonese 4.1%, Tamil (official) 3.2%, Teochew 3.2%, other Indian languages 1.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.1%, other 1.1% (2010 est.). And the religions: Buddhist 33.9%, Muslim 14.3%, Taoist 11.3%, Catholic 7.1%, Hindu 5.2%, other Christian 11%, other 0.7%, none 16.4% (2010 est.). How old are the people in average? 34.6 years. We have to add that this number is the median - so one half of the people is older than this, one half is younger. And what is their life expectancy (at birth)? This: 85.2 years. Where the people live in Singapore? Here: most of the urbanization is along the southern coast, with relatively dense population clusters found in the central areas. The major urban areas of Singapore are: Singapore (capital) 5.619 million (2015).
Government and Economy of Singapore
The capital of Singapore is Singapore and the government type parliamentary republic. Let's take a look at the administrative divisions - none. Regarding the economy of Singapore, important industrial products are electronics, chemicals, financial services, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, rubber processing and rubber products, processed food and beverages, ship repair, offshore platform construction, life sciences, entrepot trade. Important agricultural products are orchids, vegetables; poultry, eggs; fish, ornamental fish. The most important export commodities are machinery and equipment (including electronics and telecommunications), pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, refined petroleum products, foodstuffs and beverages and the most important export partners are China 12.8%, Hong Kong 12.6%, Malaysia 10.5%, Indonesia 7.8%, US 6.8%, Japan 4.5%, South Korea 4.4% (2016). The most important import commodities are machinery and equipment, mineral fuels, chemicals, foodstuffs, consumer goods and the most important import partners are China 14.3%, Malaysia 11.4%, US 10.8%, Japan 7%, South Korea 6.1%, Indonesia 4.8% (2016). How rich is Singapore and how rich are people in this country? The most important number here is GDP per capita (PPP): $90,500 (2017 est.). This means the people are rich on average here. Let's add that this means Gross Domestic Product per person, which is recalculated with respect to the relative cost of local goods and services. And one more important number - population below poverty line: NA%.