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Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural Population. Its colonial core centers on the Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s and now flanked by grand buildings such as City Hall, with its 18 Corinthian columns. In Singapore's circa-1820 Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, said to house one of Buddha's teeth.

Languages: Mandarin 35%, English 23%, Malay 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9%, Tamil 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8%, other 0.9%

Ethnic Groups: Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4%

Belief Systems: Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism


Population: 5.34 million people (World Rank: 116th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 20120 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 3rd) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.849 %/yr (World Rank: 142nd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 82.3 years (World Rank: 7th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 37.3 years (World Rank: 42nd) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Singapore

World Factbook

Singapore - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress

Singapore - General Information

Travel Info for Singapore

Singaporean Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Singaporean Government Web Sites
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