Official nameRepublic of Singapore
Name in local language新加坡共和国 (zh) - Republik Singapura (ms) - சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு (ta)
SubcontinentSoutheast Asia
Population (ranking: 117e)5,637,022 inhabitants (2022)
Population growth3.36 % / year
Area719 km²
Density7,840.09 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 28e)466.789 billions $USD (2022)
GDP/capita (ranking)82,808 $USD (2022)
GDP growth3.60 % / year (2022)
Life expectancy (ranking)83.50 years (2018)
Birth rate8.90 ‰ (2017)
Fertility rate1.16 children / woman (2017)
Death rate (ranking)5.00 ‰ (2017)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)2.20 ‰ (2017)
Literacy rate100.00 % (2018)
Official languagesEnglish, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
CurrencySingapore dollar ($ SGD)
HDI (ranking: 17e)0.939 / 1 (2021)
EPI (ranking)64.23 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary dominant-party parliamentary republic
Head of StatePresident Tharman Shanmugaratnam
National Day9 August (independence from Malaysia in 1965)
Tourists (ranking)15,119,000 people (2019)
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.

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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