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Republic of Singapore

Republik Singapura  (Malay)
新加坡共和国 (Chinese)
சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு (Tamil)
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: 
“Majulah Singapura” (Malay)
“Onward, Singapore”
Anthem: Majulah Singapura
“Onward, Singapore”

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Location of  Singapore  (red)
Location of  Singapore  (red)
Location of Singapore (dark green) in ASEAN (light green) and Asia.
Location of Singapore (dark green) in ASEAN (light green) and Asia.
Capital Singapore
(Downtown Core, Central)[a]
1°17′N 103°50′E
Official languages
Official scripts
Demonym Singaporean
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
 – President Tony Tan
 – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
 – Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob
 – Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
Legislature Parliament
Formation
 – Founding 6 February 1819[1]
 – Self-government 3 June 1959[2]
 – Independence from
the United Kingdom
31 August 1963[3]
 – Merger with Malaysia 16 September 1963[3]
 – Expulsion from Malaysia 9 August 1965[3]
Area
 – Total 718.3 km2[4] (190th)
277 sq mi
Population
 – 2014[4] estimate 5,469,700 (114th)
 – Density 7,615/km2 (3rd)
19,725/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2013[5] estimate
 – Total Int$425.251 billion
 – Per capita Int$78,762 (3rd)
GDP (nominal) 2013[5] estimate
 – Total US$297.941 billion (36th)
 – Per capita US$55,182
Gini (2012) 47.8[6]
high · 26th
HDI (2013) Increase 0.901[7]
very high · 9th
Currency Singapore dollar (SGD)
Time zone SST (UTC+8)
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Drives on the left
Calling code +65
ISO 3166 code SG
Internet TLD .sg, .新加坡, .சிங்கப்பூர்
  1. Singapore is a city-state.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore

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