Singapore

Official nameRepublic of Singapore
Name in local language新加坡共和国 (zh) - Republik Singapura (ms) - சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு (ta)
ContinentAsia
SubcontinentSoutheast Asia
Population (ranking: 117e)5,638,679 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth0.50 % / year
Area719 km²
Density7,842.39 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 37e)323.907 billions $USD (2017)
GDP/capita (ranking)57,714 $USD (2017)
GDP growth3.60 % / year (2017)
Life expectancy (ranking)83.10 years (2017)
Birth rate8.90 ‰ (2017)
Fertility rate1.16 children / woman (2017)
Death rate (ranking)5.00 ‰ (2017)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)2.20 ‰ (2017)
Literacy rate100.00 % (2018)
Official languagesEnglish, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
CurrencySingapore dollar ($ SGD)
HDI (ranking: 18e)0.932 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)64.23 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary dominant-party parliamentary republic
Head of StatePresident Halimah Yacob
National Day9 August (independence from Malaysia in 1965)
ISO CodesSG, SGP
DemonymSingaporean
Tourists (ranking)17,424,611 people (2017)
Singapour – petite
Island of wealth between Malaysia and Indonesia

Singapore is a Southeast Asian city-state located on an island in the far south of the Malay Peninsula. It shares maritime borders with Malaysia to the north and Indonesia to the south. The small archipelago comprises 64 islands and islets, the main one being Pulau Ujong, very densely urbanized.

Singapour
Singapore. On the left, the amazing Marina Bay Sands hotel and its pool located on the terrace rooftop
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Urban areas (2016)
Urban areasPopulation
Singapour8,081,299 inhabitants
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