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Onward, Singapore

 

General


Population: 4,740,737 (2011)
Land Area: 692,7 sq km
Natural Resources: Fish, deep water ports
Capital: Singapore
Political System: Parliamentary Republic
State Leader: Sellepan Ramanathan (1999)
Head of Government: Lee Hsien Loong (2004)
Languages: Mandarin, English, Malay, Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew, Tamil
Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)
Major Religions: Buddhist 42.5%, Muslim 14.9%, Taoist 8.5%, Hindu 4%, Catholic 4.8%, Other Christian 9.8%, Other 0.7%, None 14.8%
Major Ethnicities: Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, Other 1.4%
Life Expectancy: 82.14 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 233.9 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 292.4 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 57,200 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 14.7% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 0%, Industry 27.2%, Services 72.8% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 0.1%, Industry 30.2%, Services 69.7% (2010)
Industries: Electronics, chemicals, financial services, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, rubber processing and rubber products, processed food and beverages, ship repair, offshore platform, construction, life sciences, entrepot trade
Agriculture Products: Rubber, copra, fruit, orchids, vegetables; poultry eggs; fish, ornamental fish
Human Development Index: 0.866 (26th)
Tourism Revenue: 4.93 billion (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 2.1% (2010)

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Army Size: 72 500 (2004)
Budget: 4.9% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Singapore is located in South Asia. It is bordered by Malaysia. Singapore has a very strong economy with a very high growth rate, however it is depended on foreign goods passing through its port installations and thus is subject to slower economic activity during a recession. Singapore is one of the busiest ports in the world. The manufacturing sector is also very developed with electronics being the largest contributor.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Singapore
Wikipedia: Singapore
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/SGP.html

Updated on: December 29, 2011