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The Facts on Singapore
Head of State:
President Tony Tan Keng Yam
697 square kilometres
Border Countries:
193 kilometres
Capital City:
Singapore City
Total Population:
Tropical, hot and humid with 2 monsoon seasons: northeastern monsoon from December to March, southwestern monsoon June to September
Mandarin, English, Tamil, Malay, Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew
Buddhist 42.5%, Muslim 14.9%, Taoish 8.5%, Hindu 4%, Catholic 4.8%, other Christian 9.8%, other 0.7%, none 14.8%
Ethnic Groups:
Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4%
Monetary Unit:
Singapore dollar (SGD)
Natural Resources:
Fish, deepwater ports
Major Exports:
Machinery & electronic equipment, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, mineral fuels
Main Export Trading Countries:
Malaysia 11.9%, Hong Kong 11.7%, China 10.4%, Indonesia 9.4%, US 6.5%, Japan 4.7%, South Korea 4.1%
Major Imports:
Machinery & equipment, foodstuffs, consumer goods, mineral fuels, chemicals
Major Import Trading Countries:
Malaysia 11.7%, US 11.5%, China 10.8%, Japan 7.9%, South Korea 5.8%, Indonesia 5.4%
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