Singapore Area Code

+65 is the dialing code for Singapore.

Singapore is strategically located between the Strait of Malacca and the South China Sea. Three out of four Singaporeans are Chinese, who dominate both politics and business. Other residents are Malays or Indians. Power is concentrated on a party, PAP, which has ruled the country since the 1950s. The country has few natural resources, but still managed to build up a strong manufacturing industry.

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Geography and climate

Singapore Area Code

Singapore is no larger than half of Öland, but the country has a strategic location between the Malacca Strait in the west and the South China Sea in the east, where the shortest sea route between India and China goes. The location by the sea and the proximity to the equator makes the climate hot and humid.

Singapore consists of a main island with the same name as both the country and its capital, as well as 64 small islands. The main island is almost entirely the capital and is connected to neighboring Malaysia via bridges over narrow Johor St.

Originally, the main island was covered by tropical rainforest and lined with mangrove swamp. But the forest has been cut down as the population has increased. In order to accommodate new industries and housing, the islands’ surface has been expanded by artificial means. Since 1960, the country’s area has increased by more than a fifth.

The temperature is high and even. It rains year-round, although rainfall is most abundant between November and January. Despite the heavy rainfall, Singapore has to import about half of its drinking water from Malaysia.

Country Facts

Geography

Cultivated land 1 %
Land area 697 km 2

Population and health

Population development 1.89 m
Urban population (Urbanization) 100 %
Death rate 3.43 per 1000 residents
Life expectancy: Women 87.5 years
Life expectancy: Men 82.06 years
Birth rate 8.27 births per 1000 residents
HDI index 0.912
Population 5674472
Infant mortality 2.48 deaths / 1000 births

Population Graph Source: Countryaah.com

Energy

Electricity, production 49310 million kWh
Energy consumption per resident 4716 kg. oil per resident
Natural gas, production million cubic meters
Crude oil, production million tons

Infrastructure

Internet users 80.7 per 100 residents
Mobile subscriptions 157 per 100 residents
Passenger cars 149 per 1000 residents

Business and economics

Unemployment 2% of the workforce
GDP 85300 per resident
Primary occupations 0.1 %
Secondary profession 19.6 %
Tertiary professions 80.3 %

FACTS – GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE

Surface

647 km2 (2018)

Time

Swedish +7 hours

Adjacent country (s)

Malaysia (via road bridges across the Johor St)

Capital with number of residents

Singapore 5 600 000

Other major cities

other cities are missing

Highest mountain

Bukit Timah (165 m asl)

Important rivers

Sungei Seletar

Largest lake

Seletar Reservoir

Average Precipitation / month

304 mm (dec), 140 mm (June)

Average / day

27 °C