Singapore profile

Boy sits by computer Many people have access to the latest technologies
  • 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

More Asia stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

Programmes

  • A map of social media interactionsClick Watch

    Twitter's map of the Middle East conflict – how the two sides react to each other on social media

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.