Singapore: population, cities
Countryaah website, Singapore has around 5.5 million residents.
Chinese descent: around 77%
Malay descent: around 14%
Indian ancestry: around 8%
Others: around 1%
affiliation Buddhists around 43%, Muslims 15%, Taoists 8%, Hindus 4%,
Catholics 5%, other Christians 10%, other religions 1%, atheists 14%
The four official languages are: English, Chinese (Mandarin), Tamil
Singapore's population is multilingual. Almost everyone speaks English alongside
their mother tongue.
Many even speak more than two languages!
Singapore is a melting pot of diverse cultures. The state has largely
in creating a great deal of equality between the various groups through laws,
public housing, the educational program and conscription. It is also promoted
when getting married, as the newly wed couple receives an apartment with a
welcome bonus as a cash gift. The background is that the current birth rate is
only 1.29 children per woman (2008).
The largest ethnic groups even have their own city districts. These are, for
example, "Chinatown" or "Little India". With their temples and mosques it is
worth a visit!
The religious influence is not only reflected in the architecture, but also in
The capital of the city-state is Singapore and is identical to the state.
Singapore: geography, map
Defined by DigoPaul, Singapore is located south of Malaysia, the southernmost state on the Asian
mainland, on the infamous Strait of Malacca. The city-state covers an area of
around 712.4 km². This area is expected to grow to 800 km² by 2030 through
land reclamation measures.
Around 5% of the country is forested.
- Arable land and fields
Around 3% of the land is used as arable land or fields.
- Built-up areas
Around 92% of the country is built-up.
National borders, length of coast
Due to its island location, Singapore has no direct land borders.
The neighboring countries are Malaysia and Indonesia,
which are separated from Singapore by the South China Sea and the Gulf of
Singapore. Singapore has a sea coast with a length of around 193 km.
Longitude and latitude
Singapore is roughly at the following latitude (abbreviation φ) and longitude
|φ = around 01 ° north latitude
λ = around 104 ° east longitude
This means that the country is in the tropics and almost on the equator.
You can find detailed information on this subject under Longitude and Latitude.
For Singapore, the following value applies to Central European Time (CET),
i.e. the time (without summer time) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. A
minus sign means that it is earlier there, a plus sign that it is later than
Further and detailed explanations of the time can be found under Time zones,
The highest point of the sun in Singapore
Singapore lies at a north latitude of around φ = 01 ° and is therefore almost
on the equator. If the declination δ of the sun has a value of around 01 °, and
so the image point of the sun is exactly above the city, the sun is
perpendicular there. This happens exactly twice a year, roughly 4 days after
March 21st and 4 days before September 21st.
If the image point of the sun and thus the declination δ is north of the
latitude of Singapore, the sun is not in the south at noon, as in our latitudes,
but in the north. In this case, the sun moves from east to north to west, where,
like us, it sets.
The highest point in the country is the Timah with a height of 166 m.
The longest river in the country is the Seletar with a length of only
around 15 km.
There are no natural lakes in Singapore, but there are a number of artificial
Singapore consists of the main island and 63 other smaller islands, such as:
Johor Street, Strait of Singapore
Singapore is located south of Johor Street, which separates Malaysia
from Singapore. The Strait of Johor has an average width of about one kilometer.
Strait of Singapore
The Strait of Singapore connects the Strait of Malacca with the South China
Sea. It also separates the Malay Peninsula and the islands of Singapore from the
Indonesian Riau Islands.
It has a length of around 105 km and a width of 20 km.