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Capital: Singapore


Total Population: 5,607,283
Natural Increase: 1.3%
Density: 7,909 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 100.0%
Population of main cities: Singapore is a city state (5,469,700)
Ethnic Origins: About 74% of Chinese origin, 13% of Malay origin, 10% of Indian origin and 3% of other origins. (Statistics Singapore)
Official Language: English, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, Tamil.
Other Languages Spoken: Hakka, Cantonese, Teochew, other Chinese dialects.
Business Language(s): English is the most commonly spoken language. It unites the different ethnic groups and business community.
Religion: Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity and other religious communities, including Jews, Sikhs, Jains, etc.
National Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 SGD = 0.6354 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 719 km²
Type of State: Singapore is officially a Republic based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy.
Southeast Asia's hi-tech and wealthy city-state. Based on banking and financial services, shipyards and oil refining. The leading world port in tons of goods transported.
HDI*: 0.912/1
HDI (World Rank): 11/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Singapore, dial 001
To call Singapore, dial +65
Internet Suffix: .sg
Computers: 74.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 37.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 74.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 379,723373,016366,247296,745282,925
Exports of Goods (million USD) 408,393410,250409,787350,506329,773
Imports of Services (million USD) 129,548146,260155,248143,268155,581
Exports of Services (million USD) 127,475139,955150,449139,335149,642

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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