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Updated: Sep 16, 2022

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Country Name

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".


The Flag of Singapore was adopted on 3 December 1959. The flag consists of two horizontal stripes with red & white colors, on the left side of the upper red stripe a symbol of a crescent facing the fly and a pentagon of five stars.

The red color represents unity, equality, and a sense of brotherhood among all citizens of Singapore

The white color represents virtue and purity, the crescent represents the young nation of Singapore on the rise & of Islam. The five stars represent the ideals of equality, democracy, progress, peace, and justice