Countries of the World:
Resources about Singapore including maps, facts about the land, people, history,
government, political conditions, and economy.
Economy of Singapore
GDP (2009 nominal prices): $182.23 billion.
Annual real growth rate: 8.6% (2006), 8.5% (2007), 1.8%
(2008), -1.3% (2009).
Per capita GDP (2009): $36,537.
Natural resources: None.
Agriculture (under 0.5% of GDP): Products--poultry, orchids,
vegetables, fruits, ornamental fish.
Manufacturing (19.5% of real GDP): Types--electronic and
electrical products and components, petroleum products,
machinery and metal products, chemical and pharmaceutical
products, transport equipment (mainly aircraft
repairs/maintenance, shipbuilding/repair and oil rigs), food
and beverages, printing and publishing, optical and
photographic equipment, plastic products/modules,
Trade (2009): Exports--$268.9 billion: petroleum products,
food/beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, industrial
machinery and equipment, electronic components,
telecommunication apparatus, transport equipment. Major
markets--Malaysia (11.5%), Indonesia (9.7%), Hong Kong
(11.6%), Germany/France (2.9%), China (9.7%), United States
(6.5%), and Japan (4.6%). Imports--$245 billion: aircraft,
crude oil and petroleum products, electronic components,
radio and television receivers/parts, motor vehicles,
chemicals, food/beverages, iron/steel, electricity
generators. Major suppliers--Germany/France (6.6%), Malaysia
(11.6%), United States (11.6%), China (10.5%), and Japan
Geography of Singapore
Area: 710.3 sq. km.
Cities: Capital--Singapore (country is a city-state).
Government of Singapore
Type: Parliamentary republic.
Constitution: June 3, 1959 (amended 1965 and 1991).
Independence: August 9, 1965.
Branches: Executive--president (chief of state, 6-yr. term);
prime minister (head of government). Legislative--unicameral
84-member Parliament (maximum 5-yr. term). Judicial--High
Court, Court of Appeal, subordinate courts.
Political parties: People's Action Party (PAP), Workers' Party
(WP), Singapore People's Party (SPP), Singapore Democratic
Party (SDP), Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA), National
Solidarity Party (NSP), Reform Party.
Suffrage: Universal and compulsory at 21.
Central government budget (FY 2010): Total expenditures U.S.
$33.1 billion (46.37 billion Singapore dollars, at a 1.40
Defense (FY 2010): 4.3% of gross domestic product.
National holiday: August 9.
Map of Singapore
This Map of Singapore shows the borders of the country, as
well as rivers, and cities including Singapore the capital of
Singapore. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)
Official Name of Singapore
The Official Name of Singapore is the Republic of Singapore.
(Facts from the U.S. State Department)
People of Singapore
Population (June 2010): 5.077 million (including permanent
residents, foreign workers).
Annual population growth rate (2010): 1.8% (total); 1.0%
(Singapore citizens and permanent residents).
Ethnic groups (2010): Chinese 74.1%, Malays 13.4%, Indians
9.2%, others 3.3%.
Religions: Buddhist, Taoist, Muslim, Christian, Hindu.
Languages: English, Mandarin and other Chinese dialects,
Education: Years compulsory--six. Literacy (2009)--96.3%.
Health (2009): Infant mortality rate--2.2/1,000. Life
expectancy--79.0 yrs. male, 83.7 yrs. female.
Work force (June 2010, 3.053 million): Manufacturing--17.8%;
If you notice a broken link or any error PLEASE report it by clicking