+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 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.
|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|
|Infant mortality||2.48 deaths / 1000 births|
Population Graph Source: Countryaah.com
|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|
|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
647 km2 (2018)
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
Bukit Timah (165 m asl)
Average Precipitation / month
304 mm (dec), 140 mm (June)
Average / day