|Time zone:||GMT +8 (Singapore standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||Malay, English, Mandarin Chinese|
|Other languages:||Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew, Tamil|
Singapore dollars (SGD)|
€1 = S$1.00, $1 = S$1.36, £1 = S$1.81
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.sg||International Dialling Code: 65|
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Further information on Singapore
Discover more about Singapore - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 693 sq km (10 sq km under water)
Coastline: 193 km (South China Sea)
Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders
Climate: Tropical climate with hot, humid and rainy conditions. There are two distinct monsoon seasons - Northeastern monsoon from December to March and Southwestern monsoon from June to September. Inter-monsoon there are frequent afternoon and early evening thunderstorms.
Highest mountain: Bukit Timah (166m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Singapore from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Partly Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Flawed democracy||75/167|
|Press Freedom||Difficult situation||151/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Low corruption||7/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Republic of Singapore Status: Independent Country
Population: 5,567,301 (rank: 114/196) Density: 8037.1 people/sq km (rank: 2/196)
Ethnic groups: Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4% (2000 census)
Religions: Buddhist 42.5%, Muslim 14.9%, Taoist 8.5%, Hindu 4%, Catholic 4.8%, other Christian 9.8%, other 0.7%, none 14.8% (2000 census)
GDP (PPP): $339 billion GDP per capita: $62,400 (rank: 5/195)