Singapore is a city-state in . Founded as a trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous countries and boasts one of the world's busiest ports.

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The Singapore River forms a central artery in 's densely packed Central Business District.

The northern and western parts of Singapore are the city's hinterlands, consisting of jungle dotted with public housing blocks and a significant industrial area in Sungei Kadut and the reclaimed area of Tuas.

Road is the main shopping street of .

Singapore's is the traditional Chinese quarters of town, and while the entire city is largely Chinese these days, the area does retain some of its own charm.


Sentosa is an island just off the southern coast of .

The of is largely residential and offers few sights as such; most visitors just cross it on their way from and to .

is 's newest district, created on reclaimed land just east of .

is, as the name promises, the centre for the large Indian community in .

and Kampong Glam are districts of , just to the east of the city centre.

, Newton, Novena and Toa Payoh are in central .

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  • Location: ,
  • Population: 4,700,000
  • Latitude: 1° 22' (1.3667°) north
  • Longitude: 103° 48' (103.8°) east
  • Elevation: 42 meters (138 feet)
  • Capital: Singapore
  • Area: 693 km² (267 miles²)
  • Languages: Mandarin Chinese, English, Malay (macrolanguage), Tamil and Chinese
  • Currency: Dollar (SGD)
  • Phone code: 65
  • Internet domain: .sg
  • Wikidata: Singapore
  • Wikimedia Commons: Singapore

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Other Names for Singapore

Afrikaans: Singapoer, Akan: Singapɔ, Albanian: Singapor, Albanian: Singapori, Amharic: ሲንጋፖር, Arabic: سنغافورة, Aragonese: Singapur, Armenian: Սինգապուր, Arpitan: Singapor, Asturian: Singapur, Azerbaijani: Sinqapur, Bambara: Sɛngapuri, Basque: Singapur, Belarusian: Сінгапур, Bengali: সিঙ্গাপুর, Bishnupriya: সিঙ্গারপুর, Bosnian: Singapur, Breton: Singapour, Bulgarian: Сингапур, Burmese: စင်္ကာပူ, Catalan: Singapur, Central Khmer: សិង្ហបុរី, Chinese: 新加坡, Cornish: Singapour, Croatian: Singapur, Czech: Singapur, Esperanto: Singapuro, Estonian: Singapur, Ewe: Singapɔr nutome
Faroese: Singapor, French: Singapour, Fulah: Sinngapuur, Galician: Singapur - 新加坡, Galician: Singapur, Ganda: Singapowa, Georgian: სინგაპური, German: Singapur, Greek: Σιγκαπούρη, Gujarati: સિંગાપુર, Hausa: Singapur, Hebrew: סינגפור, Hindi: सिंगापुर, Hungarian: Szingapúr, Icelandic: Singapúr, Ido: Singapur, Indonesian: Singapura, Irish: Singeapór, Italian: Singapore, Japanese: シンガポール, Kannada: ಸಿಂಗಪುರ, Kikuyu: Singapoo, Korean: 싱가포르, Korean: 싱가폴, Kurdish: Singapûr, Kurdish: سینگاپور, Lao: ສິງກະໂປ, Latin: Singapura, Latvian: Singapūra
Lingala: Singapurɛ, Lithuanian: Singapūras, Low German: Singapur, Luba-Katanga: Singapure, Luxembourgish: Singapur, Macedonian: Сингапур, Malagasy: Singaporo, Malagasy: Singapour, Malay (macrolanguage): Singapura, Malayalam: സിംഗപ്പുര്‍, Malayalam: സിംഗപ്പൂര്‍, Maltese: Singapor, Mandarin Chinese: 新加坡共和国, Marathi: सिंगापुर, Marathi: सिंगापूर, Nepali (macrolanguage): सिङ्गापुर, Occitan (post 1500): Singapor, Oriya (macrolanguage): ସିଙ୍ଗାପୁର୍, Persian: سنگاپور, Polish: Singapur, Portuguese: Cingapura, Portuguese: Singapura, Quechua: Singapur, Romansh: Singapur, Rundi: Singapuru, Russian: Сингапур, Samoan: Sigapoa, Sango: Sïngäpûru, Serbian: Сингапур
Sicilian: Singapura, Sinhala: සිංගප්පූරුව, Slovak: Singapur, Slovenian: Singapur, Somali: Singaboor, Spanish: Singapur, Swahili (macrolanguage): Singapoo, Tajik: Сингапур, Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர், Telugu: సింగపూర్, Thai: ประเทศสิงคโปร์, Thai: สิงคโปร์, Tibetan: སིངྒ་པུར།, Tigrinya: ሲንጋፖር, Tonga (Tonga Islands): Singapoa, Turkish: Singapur, Uighur: سىنگاپور, Ukrainian: Сингапур, Ukrainian: Сінгапур, Ukrainian: Сінґапур, Urdu: سنگاپور, Vietnamese: Xin-ga-po, Volapük: Singapurän, Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Singapo, Zulu: i-Singapore, Republic of Singapore
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