Singapore

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Singapore, is an island city-state located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. The microstate lies 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator, south of the Malaysian state of Johor and north of Indonesia's Riau Islands. Singapore, the smallest nation in Southeast Asia, is by orders of magnitude the largest of the three remaining sovereign city-states in the world (the others being Monaco and Vatican City). In 2009, Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Singapore the 10th most expensive city in the world to live in. It is the 3rd most expensive Asian city to live in, after Japanese cities Tokyo and Osaka. Singapore legislation requires every able-bodied male Singapore citizen and second-generation permanent resident to undertake National Service for a minimum of 2 years upon reaching 18 years of age or completion of his studies (whichever comes first), with exemption on medical or other grounds.

Established
1965-08-09
Joined Commonwealth
1965
Capital City
Singapore City
Demonym
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Singaporean
Country motto
"Majulah Singapura" "Onward, Singapore"
Size
270 square miles.
Population
4,657,542
Population density
Based on figures from 2009 est.
6489 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 3)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$240000000000 (World ranking:49)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2007.
0.918 (World ranking:25)
Currency Code
SGD
Country calling code
65
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