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Geography of Singapore
Flag of Singapore Singapore
Population: 4,353,893 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Singapore
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Tabular Data - Geography of Singapore

Location : Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia
Geographic Coordinates : 1 22 N, 103 48 E
Map References : Southeast Asia
Area : total: 692.7 sq km
land: 682.7 sq km
water: 10 sq km
Area - Comparative : slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Coastline : 193 km
Maritime Claims : territorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: within and beyond territorial sea, as defined in treaties and practice
Climate : tropical; hot, humid, rainy; two distinct monsoon seasons - Northeastern monsoon from December to March and Southwestern monsoon from June to September; inter-monsoon - frequent afternoon and early evening thunderstorms
Terrain : lowland; gently undulating central plateau contains water catchment area and nature preserve
Elevation Extremes : lowest point: Singapore Strait 0 m
highest point: Bukit Timah 166 m
Natural Resources : fish, deepwater ports
Land Use : arable land: 1.64%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 98.36% (2001)
Environment - Current Issues : industrial pollution; limited natural fresh water resources; limited land availability presents waste disposal problems; seasonal smoke/haze resulting from forest fires in Indonesia
Environment - International Agreements : party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Geography - Note : Focal point for Southeast Asian sea routes.

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook