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|Official Name||The Republic of Singapore|
|Capital & Largest City ||Singapore|
|Area||697 sq km|
|Population||5,567,301 (as of July 2014)|
|Form of Government||Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic|
|President||Ms. Halimah Yacob|
|Prime Minister||Lee Hsien Loong|
|National Day||9 August (Separation from Malaysia in 1965)|
|Currency||Singapore Dollar (SGD)|
|GDP (PPP)||$445.2 billion (2014)|
|Official Languages||English, Malay, Tamil, Standard Mandarin|
- 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