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flag Singapore Singapore: Introduction

Capital: Singapore


Total Population: 5,399,200
Natural Increase: 1.6%
Density: 7,713 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 100.0%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Singapore is a single city State (4,988,000).
Ethnic Origins: Chinese 75%, Malays 13.7%, Indians 8.7%, Others 2.6%.
Official Language: English, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, Tamil.
Other Languages Spoken: Hakka, Cantonese, Teochew, Other Chinese dialects.
Business Language(s): English is the most common language used and is the language which unites the different ethnic groups and business together.
Religion: Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity and others like Jews, Sikhs, Jains, etc.

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Country Overview

Area: 716 km²
Type of State: Singapore is a republic state based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy.
South-east Asia's hi-tech and wealthy city-state. Based on banking and financial services; shipyards and oil refining; leading world port in tons of goods transported.
HDI*: 0.902/1
HDI (World Rank): 9/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Singapore, Dial 001
To Make a Call to Singapore, Dial +65
Internet Suffix: .sg
Computers: 74.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 37.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 74.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 245,785310,791365,770379,723373,016
Exports of Goods (million USD) 269,833351,867409,503408,393410,250
Imports of Services (million USD) 79,11797,546114,525117,744122,321
Exports of Services (million USD) 93,24594,088108,362111,932116,556

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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