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Republic of Singapore, country in southeastern Asia; capital city of the Republic of Singapore

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1. the capital of singapore; one of the world's biggest ports [syn: singapore, capital of singapore]

2. a country in southeastern asia on the island of singapore; achieved independence from malaysia in 1965 [syn: singapore, republic of singapore]

3. an island south of the malay peninsula [syn: singapore]

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 capital of singapore 
 republic of singapore 


Singapore ( or ), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is north of the equator. The country's territory consists of the lozenge-shaped main island, commonly referred to as Singapore Island in English and Pulau Ujong in Malay, and more than 60 significantly smaller islets. Singapore is separated from Peninsular Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to the north, and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to the south. The country is highly urbanised, and little of the original vegetation remains. The country's territory has consistently expanded through land reclamation.

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1. the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports
(synonym) capital of Singapore
(hypernym) national capital
(part-holonym) Singapore, Republic of Singapore
2. a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965
(synonym) Republic of Singapore
(hypernym) Asian country, Asian nation
(member-holonym) Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN
(part-holonym) Singapore
(member-meronym) Singaporean
(part-meronym) Singapore, capital of Singapore
3. an island south of the Malay Peninsula
(hypernym) island
(part-holonym) South China Sea
(part-meronym) Singapore, Republic of Singapore


Country Code -65

SG (Internet),
SG (ISO 3166),
SGP (ISO 3166),
SN (FIPS 10-4)

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Flag of Singapore

Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. It subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

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Map of Singapore

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