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Singapore

Republik Singapura (Republic of Singapore)
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Factsheet

  • Population estimate, 2015: 5.60 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 76,628

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.912/11

  • Internet domain extension: .sg

Civil Aviation

As of Sept. 2010, Singapore Changi Airport was served by 96 airlines with more than 5,100 weekly flights to and from some 200 cities in 60 countries and territories worldwide. A total of 37,203,978 passengers and 1,633,791 tonnes of freight were handled in 2009. The national airline is Singapore Airlines, which carried 16,480,000 passengers in 2009–10.

Climate

The climate is equatorial, with relatively uniform temperature, abundant rainfall and high humidity. Rain falls throughout the year but tends to be heaviest from Nov. to Jan. Average daily temperature is 26.8 °C with a maximum daily average of 30.9 °C and a minimum daily average of 23.9 °C. Mean annual rainfall is 2,345 mm.

Constitution and Government

Singapore is a republic with a parliamentary system of government. The organs of state—the executive, the legislature and the...

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