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Official NameThe Republic of Singapore
Capital & Largest City Singapore
Area697 sq km
Population5,567,301 (as of July 2014)
Form of GovernmentUnitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic
PresidentMs. Halimah Yacob
Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
National Day9 August (Separation from Malaysia in 1965)
CurrencySingapore Dollar (SGD)
GDP (PPP)$445.2 billion (2014)
Official LanguagesEnglish, Malay, Tamil, Standard Mandarin
Major ReligionBuddhist
Internet TLD.sg
Calling code65

  • Singapore is the 3rd most Richest Country in the World as per GDP per capita.
  • Singapore is one of three surviving city-states in the world, the other two being Monaco and the Vatican City.
  • Singapore has changed its time zone six times since 1905.
  • Singapore is the 2nd most densely populated sovereign state and the 20th smallest country in the world.
  • The entire lyrics of the national anthem are printed on the back of a Singaporean $1,000 note.
  • Attempting suicide in Singapore is illegal and one could face jail time if found guilty.
  • According to the British Council, Singaporeans are the world's fastest walkers with the average walking capacity of 6.15 km per hour.

Last Updated on: September 14th, 2017