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Singapore Geography 1996

    • Location:
      Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia

    • Map references:
      Southeast Asia

    • Area:

        total area:
        632.6 sq km

        land area:
        622.6 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC

    • Land boundaries:
      0 km

    • Coastline:
      193 km

    • Maritime claims:

        exclusive fishing zone:
        within and beyond territorial sea, as defined in treaties and practice

        territorial sea:
        3 nm

    • International disputes:
      two islands in dispute with Malaysia

    • Climate:
      tropical; hot, humid, rainy; no pronounced rainy or dry seasons; thunderstorms occur on 40% of all days (67% of days in April)

    • Terrain:
      lowland; gently undulating central plateau contains water catchment area and nature preserve

    • Natural resources:
      fish, deepwater ports

    • Land use:

        arable land:

        permanent crops:

        meadows and pastures:

        forest and woodland:


    • Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        industrial pollution; limited natural fresh water resources; limited land availability presents waste disposal problems

        natural hazards:

        international agreements:
        party to - Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution; signed, but not ratified - Biodiversity, Climate Change

    • Note:
      focal point for Southeast Asian sea routes

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