Country Name: Republic of Singapore
Location: An island and islets in the heart of Southeast Asia, between Malaysia and Indonesia
Area: 716.1 sq km
Climate: Tropical. Average maximum of 31 degrees Celcius and a minimum of 23 degrees Celcius
Government: Parliamentary republic
Labour Force: 3.5 million as at December 2013
Major Industries: Electronics, chemicals, financial services, IT and professional services, biomedical sciences & research, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, processed food and beverages, ship repair, offshore platform construction, life sciences, entrepot trade
Currency: Singapore Dollar
Population: 5.4 million as of 2013
Median Age: 38.9 years
Life Expectancy: 82.3 years
Population Growth Rate: 2.5%
Ethnic Groups: Chinese 74.2%, Malay 13.3%, Indian 9.1%, other ethnicities 3.3%
Language: English is the language of business and instruction. Malay is the official language. Most Singaporeans are bilingual in English and a second language, commonly Mandarin, Tamil or Malay.
Religions: Main religions are Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Taoism and Hinduism.
Literacy: 96.5% of those 15 years old and above.
Internet: 172.2% household broadband penetration rate
Mobile Phone: 156% penetration rate in 2013
International country code: +65
Internet Country Code: .sg