Around The World

Singapore

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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