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About Singapore in detail
Where is Singapore?
Singapore, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 1 17 N 103 51 E otherwise in Southeast Asia, in Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia.
What is the capital of Singapore?
The capital city of Singapore is: Singapore.
What is the time in Singapore?
It is 13 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Singapore is: UTC+8.
What is the Internet code for Singapore?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Singapore is: .sg
What is the size of Singapore?
The territory of Singapore is total: 697 sq km; land: 687 sq km, water: 10 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Singapore is slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Singapore, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Singapore?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Singapore is covered by water (see below), and this includes 193 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Singapore?
The climate of Singapore is tropical: hot, humid, rainy: two distinct monsoon seasons - northeastern monsoon (December to March) and southwestern monsoon (June to September): inter-monsoon - frequent afternoon and early evening thunderstorms.
Geographical data of Singapore
The elevation of Singapore; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Singapore Strait 0 m, highest point: Bukit Timah 166 m.
The typical geographical details of Singapore include lowlying, gently undulating central plateau.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Singapore is focal point for Southeast Asian sea routes.
Resources and land use of Singapore
The country’s main mined products are fish, deepwater ports. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 1%; arable land 0.9%; permanent crops 0.1%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 3.3%; other: 95.7% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Singapore
The number of inhabitants of Singapore is 5,781,728 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 100% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Singapore is concentrated in SINGAPORE (capital) 5.619 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Singapore
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Chinese 74.2%, Malay 13.3%, Indian 9.2%, other 3.3% (2013 estimate).
Spoken languages in Singapore
The spoken languages in Singapore are the following: Mandarin (official language) 36.3%, English (official language) 29.8%, Malay (official language) 11.9%, Hokkien 8.1%, Cantonese 4.1%, Tamil (official language) 3.2%, Teochew 3.2%, other Indian languages 1.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.1%, other 1.1% (2010 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Singapore?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Buddhist 33.9%, Muslim 14.3%, Taoist 11.3%, Catholic 7.1%, Hindu 5.2%, other Christian 11%, other 0.7%, none 16.4% (2010 estimate).
Further population data of Singapore
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 12.94% (male 382,479 / female 365,595) 15-24 years: 17.02% (male 484,355 / female 499,940) 25-54 years: 50.45% (male 1,420,833 / female 1,496,125) 55-64 years: 10.34% (male 299,446 / female 298,562) 65 years and over: 9.24% (male 243,418 / female 290,975) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Singapore is 1.86% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Singapore the birth rate is 8.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 3.5 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Singapore the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Singapore, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Singapore are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 4.9% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Singapore
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Singapore has a highly developed and successful free-market economy. It enjoys a remarkably open and corruption-free environment, stable prices, and a per capita GDP higher than that of most developed countries. Unemployment is very low. The economy depenThe economy contracted 0.6% in 2009 as a result of the global financial crisis, but has continued to grow since 2010 on the strength of renewed exports. Growth in 2014-16 was slower at under 3%, largely a result of soft demand for exports amid a sluggishThe government is attempting to restructure Singapore’s economy by weaning its dependence on foreign labor, addressing weak productivity, and increasing Singaporean wages. Singapore has attracted major investments in pharmaceuticals and medical technology.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Singapore is $296.6 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Singapore is 1.7% (2016 estimate) 2% (2015 estimate) 3.3% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Singapore this is $87,100 (2016 estimate) $86,500 (2015 estimate) $85,800 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Singapore produces?
The main agricultural products of Singapore are orchids, vegetables; poultry, eggs; fish, ornamental fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are electronics, chemicals, financial services, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, rubber processing and rubber products, processed food and beverages, ship repair, offshore platform construction, life sciences, entrepot trade. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on electronics, chemicals, financial services, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, rubber processing and rubber products, processed food and beverages, ship repair, offshore platform construction, life sciences, entrepot trade.
Drinking water source in Singapore
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Singapore
In Singapore the average number of childbirth is 0.82 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Singapore
The average age of the population is total: 34.3 years; male: 34.2 years, female: 34.4 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Singapore it is 21 years of age, universal and compulsory.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Singapore is 13.6 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Singapore. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.
Is Singapore a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Singapore
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Singapore density of the hospital beds is 2 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Singapore the note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Singapore the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Singapore is 6.8% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Singapore? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Singapore are N/A.
More interesting facts about Singapore
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but was ousted two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Singapore: 9 August 1965 (from Malaysian Federation).
The flag and other symbols of Singapore
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white; near the hoist side of the red band, there is a vertical, white crescent (closed portion is toward the hoist side) partially enclosing five white five-pointed stars arranged in a circle; red denotes brotherhood and equality; white signifies purity and virtue; the waxing crescent moon symbolizes a young nation on the ascendancy; the five stars represent the nation's ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice, and equality.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Singapore: lion, merlion (mythical half lion-half fish creature), orchid; national colors: red, white.
Constitution of Singapore
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Singapore?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Singapore is English common law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Singapore, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Parliament (101 seats; 89 members directly elected by popular vote, 9 nominated by the president, and up to 9 - but currently 3 - non-constituency members from opposition parties to ensure political diversity; members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 11 September 2015 (next to be held in 2020)election results: percent of vote by party - PAP 69.9%, WP 12.5%, other 17.6%; seats by party - PAP 83, WP 6.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Singapore
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Singapore the labor force is 3.661 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Singapore is total: 2.4 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 2.6 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 2.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Singapore is 2.1% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Singapore, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.3% highhest 10%: 11% (2014).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Singapore the GINI index is .46,4 (2014).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Singapore the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 2.3% highhest 10%: 11% (2014).
About the budget and central governments debt of Singapore
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Singapore is; revenues: $46.86 billion, expenditures: $44.83 billion. Note: expenditures include both operational and development expenditures (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 15.8% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Singapore is 1 April - 31 March.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Singapore
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: -0.8% (2016 estimate), -0.5% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 5.4% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Singapore
Singapore, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Singapore is: $353.3 billion (2016 estimate), $377.1 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: machinery and equipment (including electronics and telecommunications), pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, refined petroleum products, foodstuffs and beverages.
The most important imported products are: machinery and equipment, mineral fuels, chemicals, foodstuffs, consumer goods, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 14.2%, US 11.2%, Malaysia 11.2%, Japan 6.3%, South Korea 6.1%, Indonesia 4.8% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Singapore
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Singapore, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 3.9% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Singapore, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Singapore; excellent servicedomestic: excellent domestic facilities; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity more than 180 telephones per 100 persons; multiple providers of high-speed Internet connectivityinternational: country code - 65; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and US; satellite earth stations - 4; supplemented by VSAT coverage (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Singapore
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Singapore: 9 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Singapore: total: 3,425 km, paved: 3,425 km (includes 161 km of expressways) (2012).
The total length of the waterways in Singapore: N/A.
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Facts about Singapore
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Singapore, conventional short form: Singapore, local long form: Republic of Singapore, local short form: Singapore, etymology: name derives from the Sanskrit words "singa" (lion) and "pura" (city) to describe the city-state's leonine symbol.
|Abbrevation: Singapore||Geographic coordinates:
1 22 N, 103 48 E
|Location: Southeast Asia|
|Capital of Singapore: Singapore||GPS of the Capital:
1 17 N 103 51 E
|Position: Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia|
|Land area: total: 697 sq km; land: 687 sq km, water: 10 sq km||Terrain: lowlying, gently undulating central plateau
||Area comparative: slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 5,781,728 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.86% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.07 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.97 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.95 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.83 male(s) / female, total population: 0.96 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $353.3 billion (2016 estimate), $377.1 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $271.3 billion (2016 estimate), $294.5 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 14.2%, US 11.2%, Malaysia 11.2%, Japan 6.3%, South Korea 6.1%, Indonesia 4.8% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 100% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): SINGAPORE (capital) 5.619 million (2015)||Median age: total: 34.3 years; male: 34.2 years, female: 34.4 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 4.659 million. Percent of population: 82.1% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 2,021,500. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 36 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 8.211 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 145 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 2.1% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Singaporean(s) adjective: Singapore||National holidays: National Day, 9 August (1965)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 85 years. Male: 82.3 years, female: 87.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 0.82 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 8.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 96.8%; male: 98.6%, female: 95% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: English common law||Suffrage: 21 years of age, universal and compulsory|
|Industries: electronics, chemicals, financial services, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, rubber processing and rubber products, processed food and beverages, ship repair, offshore platform construction, life sciences, entrepot trade||Industrial production growth rate: 1% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1.7% (2016 estimate) 2% (2015 estimate) 3.3% (2014 estimate)|
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