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The tiny island of Singapore, in Southeast Asia, is a city-state. That means it is both a city and a country. In 2014, it celebrated its 50th anniversary as an independent nation. Get to know the sights, wildlife, and rich culture of this Asian country.

What do you know about Singapore? Get the facts.


OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Singapore


SIZE: 269 square miles (697 square kilometers); almost four times the size of Washington, D.C.


POPULATION: 5,567,301(July 2014 estimate) capital Singapore


LANGUAGES: Mandarin, English, Malay, Tamil, and several others


CLIMATE: Hot, humid, and rainy


CURRENCY: Singapore dollar


PRODUCTS: Orchids, tropical fish; electronics, information-technology products; pharmaceuticals, chemicals

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