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Republic of Singapore
Republik Singapura  (Malay)
新加坡共和国 (Chinese)
சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு (Tamil)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: 
"Majulah Singapura" (Malay)
"Onward, Singapore"
Anthem: Majulah Singapura
"Onward, Singapore"
Location of  Singapore  (red)
Location of  Singapore  (red)
CapitalSingapore (city-state)
1°17′N103°50′E / 1.283°N 103.833°E / 1.283; 103.833
Largest PABedok[1]
1°19′24.97″N103°55′38.43″E / 1.3236028°N 103.9273417°E / 1.3236028; 103.9273417
Official languages
Official scripts
Ethnic groups
DemonymSingaporean
GovernmentUnitarydominant-partyparliamentary republic
 • PresidentTony Tan
 • Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
 • Speaker of ParliamentHalimah Yacob
 • Chief JusticeSundaresh Menon
LegislatureParliament
Formation
 • Temasekc. 2nd century[2] 
 • Kingdom of Singapura1299[3][4][5] 
 • British colonisation6 February 1819[6] 
 • Self-government3 June 1959[7] 
 • Independence from
United Kingdom
31 August 1963[8] 
 • Merger with Malaysia16 September 1963[8] 
 • Expulsion from Malaysia9 August 1965[8] 
Area
 • Total719.1 km2[9] (176th)
278 sq mi
Population
 • 2015[9] estimate5,610,000 (113th)
 • Density7,697/km2 (3rd)
19,910/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014[10] estimate
 • Total$452.686 billion
 • Per capita$82,762 (3rd)
GDP (nominal)2014[10] estimate
 • Total$308.051 billion (36th)
 • Per capita$56,319
Gini (2014)Negative increase 46.4[11]
high ·30th
HDI (2014)Increase 0.912[12]
very high ·11th
CurrencySingapore dollar (SGD)
Time zoneSST(UTC+8)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Drives on theleft
Calling code+65
ISO 3166 codeSG
Internet TLD

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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