Interesting Singapore Facts

Singapore is an island country located in South-Eastern Asia where it is bordered by the Singapore Strait and Strait of Malacca. It stretches across 710 km2 of land. The overall population of Singapore is in excess of 5,708,844.

Find out interesting Singapore facts and information about this Asian country with our fact file for kids. Uncover important facts about the location, currency, flag, continent, language, population, size, climate, people, geography, landscape, landmarks and culture of Singapore.

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Singapore Fact File: Continent: Asia * Country Name(s): Singapore, Republic of Singapore * Location: South-Eastern Asia * Bordering: the Singapore Strait and Strait of Malacca * Capital City: Singapore * Size: 710 km2 * Estimated Population: over 5,708,844 * Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD) * Language(s): English, Malay, Standard Chinese and Tamil * Country Code: +65

Interesting Singapore Facts for Kids

Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Singapore forms part of the continent of Asia, it is classed as an island country and is positioned in the Singapore Strait and Strait of Malacca in South-Eastern Asia. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). Asia is the world's largest continent, it has 48 countries, with some countries belonging to both Asia and Europe, occupies a total area of 43,820,000 km2 and forms 29.5% of the landmass of the world. Singapore is an island country that stretches over a total area of approximately 710 km2. It is one of the smallest countries in Asia. Singapore is located only 137 kms north of the equator and is formed of one major island and 62 smaller islets.

Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this Asian country is over 5,708,844 people. The majority of Singapore's inhabitants reside in Singapore which is the country's most populous city. Singapore has an average population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 7,150 people per sq km. The estimated population of Asia is approximately 4,393,296,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the largest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.

Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
The capital of Singapore is Singapore. The names of other major cities located in this country are .

Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following border information provides details on the length of Singapore's borders:
Coastline 193 km.

Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
Singapore receives a hot, humid tropical climate with two monsoon seasons. The north-eastern monsoon occurs from December to March and the south-western monsoon occurs from June to September. The geography of Singapore is formed majorly of undulating central plateau. Numerous islands belong to Singapore, the largest one being Pulau Ujong. The lowest point of Singapore is the Singapore Strait at 0m, and the highest point of elevation is Bukit Timah at 166m.

Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Singapore
Natural resources are materials and substances that can be found occurring naturally on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. The level of natural resources present in an individual country depends on varying factors which are influenced by the geography, climate and location of that country. Some countries, such as Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada, have many natural resources, where as some other countries have limited to none. Food, transport and construction are three of the primary uses of natural resources. For example, fish is a naturally occurring resource that can be caught for food consumption. Crude oils can be refined into different types of fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. Wood/timber from forests can be used to build homes and furniture. The natural resources of Singapore include fish.

Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
The official languages of Singapore are Mandarin, English, Malay and Tamil. Other languages that are used as a primary form of communication but on a smaller scale include Hokkien, Cantonese and Teochew.

Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The primary religion of Singapore is Buddhist at approximately 33% of the population. Around 14% are Muslim, 11% Taoist, 7% Catholic and 5% Hindu. The rest of the population either belongs to other religions or no religion at all.

Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Singapore
Every country has its own unique culture, history and identity. Flags, symbols, emblems, mottos, songs, anthems and colors are used by countries worldwide to represent national pride and identity. These national symbols are created through the unique history of a nation and can portray both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, songs, mottos and colors reflect the past, present and future hopes of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can include a mixture of things that are symbolic to a country such as animals, birds, flowers, trees, geographical features, tools of agriculture, crops, and tools of war. The following facts depict some of the national symbols, songs and colors that are important to Singapore:

  • National symbol(s): lion, merlion (mythical half lion-half fish creature), orchid

  • National colors: red and white

  • National Anthem/Song: Majulah Singapura (Translation: Onward Singapore)

  • National Holiday(s): National Day, 9 August (1965)

  • National Motto(s): Majulah Singapura (Translation: Onward Singapore)

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