:: ASIA-PACIFIC - Singapore

Capital: Singapore

Total Population (million): 4.5886
Annual growth rate: 1.135% (2008 est.)%
Density: 6652 persons per sq. km.inhab./km²
Urban population: Singapore is a city State, with no distinction between urban and rural areas.%
Ethnic Origins:
Chinese 75%, Malays 13,7%, Indians 8,7%, Others 2,6% (Year 2007)
Official Language: English, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, Tamil.
Other languages spoken: Hakka, Cantonese, Teochew, Other Chinese dialects.
Business language: English is the most common language used and is the language which unites the different ethnic groups and business together.
Religion: Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity and others like Jews, Sikhs, Jains, etc.
Country overview

Area: 699 km²
Type of State: Singapore is a republic state based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of economy: High-income economy
South-east Asia's hi-tech and wealthy city-state. Based on banking and financial services; shipyards and oil refining; leading world port in tonnes of goods transported.

Telephone code:
To call from Singapore, dial 001
To call in Singapore, dial 65
Internet suffix: .sg
Telephone lines: 41,91
Internet users: 60,86
Access to electricity: n.c.



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