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Republic of Singapore
Three other official names
    • 新加坡共和国  (Chinese)
    • Republik Singapura  (Malay)
    • சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு  (Tamil)
Majulah Singapura
"Onward Singapore"
Majulah Singapura
"Onward Singapore"
Location of Singapore
Official languages
National languageMalay
Ethnic groups
GovernmentUnitary dominant-party parliamentary republic
• President
Halimah Yacob
Lee Hsien Loong
3 June 1959
16 September 1963
9 August 1965
• Total
733.1 km2 (283.1 sq mi)[2] (176th)
• 2021 estimate
Neutral decrease 5,453,600[a] (115th)
• Density
7,804/km2 (20,212.3/sq mi) (3rd)
GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $701.804 billion[4] (38th)
• Per capita
Increase $131,580[4] (2nd)
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $424.431 billion[4] (37th)
• Per capita
Increase $79,576[4] (7th)
Gini (2017)Steady 45.9[5]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.938[6]
very high · 11th
CurrencySingapore dollar (S$) (SGD)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Singapore Standard Time)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+65
ISO 3166 codeSG
Internet TLD.sg


Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Strait of Malacca to the west, the Singapore Strait to the south, the South China Sea to the east and the Straits of Johor to the north. The country's territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the third highest population density in the world. With a multicultural population and recognising the need to respect cultural identities of the major ethnic groups within the nation, Singapore has four official languages; English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil. English is the lingua franca and numerous public services are available only in English. Multiracialism is enshrined in the constitution and continues to shape national policies in education, housing, and politics.