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    Singapore Geography - 1991

      Total area: 632.6 km2
      land area: 622.6 km2

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

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 193 km

      Maritime claims:
      Exclusive fishing zone: not specific
      Territorial sea: 3 nm

      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 4%; permanent crops 7%; meadows and pastures 0%; forest and woodland 5%; other 84%

      Environment: mostly urban and industrialized

      Note: focal point for Southeast Asian sea routes

      NOTE: The information regarding Singapore on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Singapore Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Singapore Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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