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Capital : Singapore
Language :  English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil
Currency :  Singapore dollar
Population : 5 607 300
Area : 719 km2

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Singapore facts

1. Independence from Great Britain and Malaysia was obtained on August 9, 1965.
2. The population density is 7540 people / km².
3. The country is 435 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Buddhism – 33.9%.
5. There are no solid rivers in this country.
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of Singapore.
7. Political system – republic.
8. 200 Poles live in this country.
9. The highest peak is Timah, 162 m above sea level.
10. Motto of the country – “Forward to Singapore”.
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11. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 43 place,
      – 2018 year – 66 place.

12. There are over 72 000 professional soldiers and 42,500 reservists (2018).

13. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 215 tanks, 2200 armored vehicles, 245 jet aircraft and 70 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 196 tanks, 2190 armored vehicles, 235 jet aircraft and 78 helicopters.

14. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $1,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $9,700,000,000 .

15. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 48 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 47 ships.

Autor: Wojak

16. It is one of 11 countries in the world where no negative temperature has ever been recorded.

Autor: Pogodynka

17. In Sanskrit, the word “singa” means lion, and “pura” – the city. Thus, Singapore’s ancient translation is the City of Lion.

18. The symbol of Singapore is the statue of Merlion depicting half-lion, half-fish.

19. Singapore is in the top five of the world’s major financial centers.

20. The port in Singapore is the second largest in the world in terms of the amount of tonnage overloaded. It accepts all types of ships from over 600 ports from 125 countries. It is able to hold more than 1000 vessels at one time.

Autor: Grzegorz

21. Marina Bay Sands is a tourist business card of Singapore. Three over 340 meter high skyscrapers have been connected with one roof. 191 meters above the ground is the world’s longest elevated pool.

22. Attempts to bring drugs are punishable by death.

23. In public communication, it is forbidden to eat, drink or take pictures.

24. In the public toilets there are police checks that check if the cleanup is left.

25. Singapore is one of the cleanest cities in the world. Penalties for littering are very high.

26. Singaporean authorities have banned the import of chewing gum, mainly to avoid sizing the sensors at the subway door.

Autor: Grzegorz

27. The minimum wage is set only for cleaning people – $1,000 and security guards – $1,100 per month (data from 2013).

Autor: Daria

28. The amount of income tax in Singapore is 17%.

29. Men and women can retire at the age of 62-65.

30. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 2.1% .

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31. 19 Singaporeans have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

32. The richest of them is Robert & Philip Ng with assets worth over $9.6 billion.

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33. In Singapore, an average person consumes about 2 liters of pure alcohol per year.

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34. The most beer is drunk – 70%, then spirit – 15%, wine – 13%, and other alcoholic beverages – 2%.

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35. In this country, compulsory education lasts 6 years.

36. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

37. The average IQ level is 108.

Autor: EduKacJa

38. In this country there are 3.2% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 177 120 people).

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39. The national animal is a lion.

40. The national fruit is durian.

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41. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

42. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed ranges from 70 to 90 km / h.

43. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

44. In 2013, 159 people died as a result of road accidents.

45. 10.6% of fatal accidents caused people under the influence of alcohol.

46. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

47. In this country, over 974,000 motor vehicles are registered (176 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Autor: AutoMania

48. In Singapore, adulthood is reached at the age of 21.

Autor: Leah

49. In this country there are over 3 425 km of paved roads, including over 163 km of expressways (0.01% of all roads in the world).

50. In this country there are 9 airports, all with paved surface.

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51. The largest airport in Singapore is located in the Changi district. Annually over 54 million people use it.

52. In Singapore, there is a 170.7 km metro line (121 stations). It was opened in 1987. Annually, about 1 billion people use it.

Autor: Marlène

53. In this country, over 4 653 000 (2015) 4 839 204 (2018) people have access to internet (about 87% of the population).

54. About 3,600,000 (2015) 4,300,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

55. The average internet connection speed is 12.5 Mb / s, and the maximum rate is 135.4 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

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56. The national top-level domain is .sg . There are over 171 300 websites with such an extension.

57. The most popular pages with the extension .sg are: google.com.sg, hardwarezone.com.sg and propertyguru.com.sg.

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58. This country has 2018 over year $288,416,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (2.13% of foreign exchange reserves all countries in the world).

59. Singapore has 124,700 kg of gold reserves (2018).

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60. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $320 245,000,000 ,
      – 2018 is $324,000,000,000 .

Autor: Komornik

61. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 99.3% GDP, or around: $318,003 285,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 111% GDP, or around: $359 640,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $64,976.

62. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $1,330,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $1,441,086,000,000 .

Autor: Komornik

63. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 46 cigarettes a month.

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64. In this country you can vote from the age of 21.

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65. There are over 4,560 buildings in Singapore with a height exceeding 35 meters.

66. There are currently 74 “skyscrapers” in Singapore (buildings with a height of over 150 meters).

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67. The lowest temperature: 18.9 °C was measured in Singapore.

68. The highest temperature: 36 °C was measured in Singapore.

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69. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

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70. The average life expectancy in this country is 82.6 years (women – 85.6 years and men – 79.6 years).

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71. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 21.

72. In this country, women having their first child on average 29.8 years old.

73. 10 women give birth to 8 children on average

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74. The average age of people living in this country is 34 years old.

75. The country is around:
727,000 persons (13.14%) in the age range 0-14 years.
4 316 000 people (77.98%) in the age range 15-64 years.
491 500 people (8.88%) over 65 years old.

76. In this country, about 45 800 children are born annually (0.8% of the population), and about 19,000 people die (0.3% of the population).

Autor: BobBudowniczy

77. In this country, a person who is 7 years old is subject to criminal liability.

78. There are 7.3 km2 of agricultural land in Singapore (1% of the country’s area).

79. 5 people in 1000 possess firearms.

80. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1947.

81. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 6 days.

82. He joined the United Nations on September 21, 1965.

83. The work week is 44 hours.

84. 100% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

85. 23 km2 of the country is covered by forests (3.3%)

86. In 2016, death penalty was imposed on 4 people.

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87. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 22%, and for companies 17% (2018).

88. The tax on goods and services is 7% (2018).

89. The level of inflation in 2018 is 0.6%.

Autor: Statyk

90. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 5,800 S $.

Autor: Daria

91. The oldest billionaire in 2018 is Chang Yun Chung from Singapore. His fortune is estimated at $1,900,000,000.

Autor: $$$NaBogato$$$

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What is the highest peak in Singapore?
The highest peak in Singapore is Bukit Timah (163 m above sea level).

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What is the largest river in Singapore?
There are no rivers in Singapore.

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What is the largest lake in Singapore?
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What is the national dish?
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What Singapore has national colors?
National colors: red and white.

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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a lion.

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What is the national sport?
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What are the countries with which Singapore borders?
The country is separated from Indonesia by the Singapore Straits, and from Malaysia by the Strait of Johor.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 34 years old.

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What is the minimum wage?
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What is the population density in Singapore?
The population density is 8057 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Forward to Singapore”.

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 36 ° C was measured in Singapore.

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 18.9 ° C was measured in Singapore.

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

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