Updated: Sep 16, 2022
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Singapore, or officially the Republic of Singapore.
Singapore is located in southeastern Asia. Malaysia borders Singapore to the north, and the Singapore Strait.
Reason for Naming
The name of Singapore comes from the native Malay name for the country, Singapura, which was in turn derived from the Sanskrit word for lion city "Siṃhapura" literally means "lion city"; siṃha means "lion", Pura means "city" or "fortress".