Singapore profile

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  • Full name: Republic of Singapore
  • Population: 5.3 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Singapore
  • Area: 660 sq km (255 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
  • Religions: Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism
  • Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 84 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Singapore dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Computer equipment, machinery, rubber products, petroleum products
  • GNI per capita: US $42,930 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .sg
  • International dialling code: +65

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