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Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated 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.

Languages & Population

Approximate Population: 4,553,009

Nationality (Noun): Singaporean(s)

Nationality (Adjective): Singapore

Official Language(s): Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, English

Major Languages Spoken: Bahasa, Chinese, English, Malay, Sindhi, Tamil, Mandarin

Map of Singapore

Country Facts

Country Name (long form): Republic of Singapore

Country Name (short form): Singapore

Country Name (local long form): Republic of Singapore

Country Name (local short form): Singapore

Name of Capital: Singapore

UTC Time Difference (from capital): UTC+8 (13 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Countries Near by, and Bordering Singapore: Malaysia, Indonesia

Land Area: 683 sq km

Water Area: 10 sq km

Comparative Area: Slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC

Coastline: 193 km

International Phone Code: 65

Currency Code: Singapore dollar (SGD)

Internet Country Code: .sg

US Embassy Location: 27 Napier Road, Singapore 258508

US Embassy Mailing Address: FPO AP 96507-0001


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