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Islands in southeast Asia, ruled since 1965 by the Xīnjiāpō Gònghéguó/Republic of Singapore
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  • Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree (137 kilometers) north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 square kilometers).

    Geographical type: Territory

    Latitude: 1.3° N — Longitude: 103.8° E

    Area: 719 km²

    ISO 3166-2 code: SG

    Measures of Freedom

    Economic Freedom Summary Index, Economic Freedom of the World, 10 Sep 2020
    2018 Overall score: 8.65, Rank: 2
    Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
    2019: 7.98, Rank: 48, Personal Freedom: 7.39, Economic Freedom: 8.81
    Singapore | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2022
    2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 51, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 4
    General elections held in September 2015 were fully contested, with opposition parties putting forward candidates for all available parliamentary seats for the first time since Singapore's independence. Social media were an important part of the campaign, but television and other traditional media, which are mostly aligned with the ruling People's Action Party (PAP), remained more important in shaping voters' views.

    The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Singapore" as of 26 Jul 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.