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Singapore

Country Name

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore.

Location

Singapore is located in southeastern Asia.

Singapore is bordered by Malaysia to the north,

and the Singapore Strait.

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The reason for naming the country

The name of Singapore comes of 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".

Capital 

Singapore.

Flag

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 & Islam

The five stars represents  the ideals of equality, democracy, progress, peace, and justice

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Religion

Singapore is a multi-ethnic nation with no religion claiming an absolute majority.

Buddhism is the most widely practised religion in Singapore,

The next-most practised religion is Christianity, followed by Islam, Taoism, and Hinduism.

Language 

Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil.

English is the lingua franca and the main language used in business, government, law, and education.

Malay was designated as a national language by the Singaporean government after independence from Britain in the 1960s to avoid friction with Singapore's Malay-speaking neighbors of Malaysia and Indonesia.

Mandarin is one of the major languages spoken in Singapore, It is important to note that most of people who speak Mandarin are the Chinese Singaporeans.

Tamil language is written using the Tamil Script, and is widely used by the Indians who live in Singapore. 

Currency

Singapore dollar (S$) (SGD)

Time Zone

+08:00 GMT. 

Singapore dollar

Government Regime

Unitary dominant-party parliamentary constitutional republic

Climate

The climate in Singapore is equatorial, hot, humid, and rainy throughout the year.

The country, which is at the same time an island, a city, and a state, is actually at the Equator, in an area where there are always the conditions for the formation of showers and thunderstorms.
Although the climate is fairly uniform, there are some variations in the course of the year due to the two monsoons: the north-east monsoon, which occurs from November to early March and is more rainy, especially in the first part, and the south-west monsoon, which occurs from June to September. The first period between the two monsoon, from March to early June, is the hottest and the most unpleasant of the year.
Temperatures in Singapore are quite similar, since they only vary by a few degrees between the coolest and the warmest months. The minimum temperature ranges from 23 °C (73 °F) in December and January to 25 °C (77 °F) in May and June, while the maximum ranges from 30 °C (86 °F) in December and January to 32 °C (90 °F) in April and May.
Although there is no big difference between the periods, the best month to visit Singapore is probably February: it is the sunniest, and there are "only" 12 days with rain on average. November and December are among the cooler months, but they are also the wettest: it rains almost every day, and sometimes, the rain lasts more than in the other seasons.

January and February, in the second part of the "winter" monsoon, are less rainy, and in any case, they are not as muggy as March, April and May, also because they are the only months when there is a bit of wind. After the hot period from March to early June, July and August are also fine, if you can only go in this period: all in all, the difference with January and February is small.
 

International Phone Code

+65

Internet Code

.sg

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