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Learn more about Singapore.
Flag of Singapore Singapore
Population: 4,353,893 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Singapore
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An Introduction to Singapore
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. It subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

Singapore map

Map of Singapore ( Location ) : 1 22 N, 103 48 E, Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia. For additional reports and educational information specific to Singapore, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Singaporean Flag
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.

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10. Nigeria
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12. Germany
13. Philippines
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15. Egypt
16. Turkey
17. Iran
18. Ethiopia
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23. Congo
24. Ukraine
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26. South Africa
27. Burma
28. Colombia
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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Singapore.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.71%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 78.96 yrs - Male
    • 84.29 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 1,896,100 (2004)

Televisions:
    • 1.33 million (1997)

Radios:
    • 2,600,000 (2000)

Internet Code:
    • .sg

Did you know ... People from Singapore are called Singaporeans
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook