Why is Singapore a country 1
Singapore is located in Southeast Asia, in the south of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore is both a city and a state. It is one of the smallest states in the world. But the country has grown. It is now 719 square kilometers, in 1957 it was only 581 square kilometers.
A further expansion is planned and by 2030 Singapore is expected to grow to a size of 800 square kilometers. But how can a country grow without conquering other countries? By filling up the sea, one could expand the national territory at the same time.
The island nation is one of the countries with the highest population density worldwide. With 5.6 million inhabitants, this is 7799 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Singapore is also an island and is connected to the Malay Peninsula by dams. The connection to the country is through the Johor-Singapore Causeway and the Second Link bridge, which runs over one kilometer wide Jojorstrasse. Singapore is located on a strait, also known as the Singapore Strait, between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea.
The main island of Singapore stretches over 42 kilometers from east to west. It's 23 kilometers from north to south. The coastline is 140 kilometers. Then there are the coasts of the 60 or so small islands around Singapore. 20 of them are inhabited and some are used by the oil industry. 55 percent of the total area of the small city-state is built on, the rest is left to "nature". By the way, the name Singapore means translated "Lion City". It comes from Sanskrit.
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