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Singapore Introduction

Singapore is a small island country in Southeast Asia. It lies at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula where the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean meet.

Singapore is about 140 kilometres north of the equator. Singapore has an area of 639.1 square kilometres. It consists of a large island and more than 50 smaller islands. The large island, which is also called Singapore, covers an area of 573 square kilometres.

It is 42 kilometres long and 23 kilometres across at its widest point. About half of the smaller islands of Singapore are uninhabited. Some of the islands have been developed for recreation and tourism.

A Short Background

Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, Singapore joined Malaysia in 1963, but withdrew two years later and became independent.

It subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries, with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest) and with per capita GDP above that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

1UpTravel's Guide to Singapore

Topography of Singapore - Read more about the geography and topography of Singapore

History of Singapore - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Singapore

Life & People of Singapore - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Singapore

Local Cuisine of Singapore - Find out delicious local cuisines of Singapore

Holidays in Singapore - Check out a list of the local holidays in Singapore

Festivals in Singapore - Learn about the festivals in Singapore

Embassies of Singapore - Provides an Embassy database for Singapore

Administration facts of Singapore - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Singapore

Newstands in Singapore - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Singapore

Attractions in Singapore - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Singapore

Maps of Singapore - Discover a detailed map of Singapore

Map Database of Singapore - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Singapore

Flags of Singapore - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Singapore. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Singapore - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Singapore

Shopping in Singapore - Find out the best places for shopping in Singapore

Restaurants in Singapore - Browse a list of eat-outs in Singapore

Geography of Singapore - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Singapore

People of Singapore - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Singapore

Government and Politics in Singapore - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Singapore.

Economy of Singapore - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Singapore

Communications in Singapore - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Singapore

Transportation in Singapore - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Singapore

Military of Singapore - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Singapore

Transnational Issues of Singapore - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Singapore




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