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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 the main airport of situated on the eastern edge of the island with good public transport links to all parts of Singapore.

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 .


  • 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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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 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:  Singapura Malayalam:  സിംഗപ്പുര്‍ Malayalam:  സിംഗപ്പൂര്‍ Maltese:  Singapor
Mandarin Chinese:  新加坡共和国 Marathi:  सिंगापुर Marathi:  सिंगापूर Nepali:  सिङ्गापुर Occitan:  Singapor Oriya:  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:  Singapoo Tajik:  Сингапур Tamil:  சிங்கப்பூர் Telugu:  సింగపూర్ Thai:  ประเทศสิงคโปร์ Thai:  สิงคโปร์ Tibetan:  སིངྒ་པུར། Tigrinya:  ሲንጋፖር Tonga:  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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