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Facts & Figures

Singapore Information

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