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Singapore
parliamentary republic
692 km2
4608167 (July 2008 est.) / 6659/km2
Singapore Dollar (SGD) currency converter
$ 49700 (2007 est.)
0.922 (2005)
Mandarin 35%, English 23%, Malay 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9%, Tamil 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8%, other 0.9% (2000 census)
Buddhist 42.5%, Muslim 14.9%, Taoist 8.5%, Hindu 4%, Catholic 4.8%, other Christian 9.8%, other 0.7%, none 14.8% (2000 census)
tropical; hot, humid, rainy; two distinct monsoon seasons -Northeastern monsoon (December to March) and Southwestern monsoon (June to September); inter-monsoon - frequent afternoon and early evening thunderstorms
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