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    Singapore Geography - 2005

      Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia

      Geographic coordinates:
      1 22 N, 103 48 E

      Map references:
      Southeast Asia

      total: 692.7 sq km
      land: 682.7 sq km
      water: 10 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      193 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 3 nm
      exclusive fishing zone: within and beyond territorial sea, as defined in treaties and practice

      tropical; hot, humid, rainy; two distinct monsoon seasons - Northeastern monsoon from December to March and Southwestern monsoon from June to September; inter-monsoon - frequent afternoon and early evening thunderstorms

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

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Singapore Strait 0 m
      highest point: Bukit Timah 166 m

      Natural resources:
      fish, deepwater ports

      Land use:
      arable land: 1.64%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 98.36% (2001)

      Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

      Natural hazards:

      Environment - current issues:
      industrial pollution; limited natural fresh water resources; limited land availability presents waste disposal problems; seasonal smoke/haze resulting from forest fires in Indonesia

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note:
      focal point for Southeast Asian sea routes

      NOTE: The information regarding Singapore on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Singapore Geography 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Singapore Geography 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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