• Singapore
Netherland Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Panama City, 1,272,672 ; San Miguelito- 321,501; Tocumen- 88,543 Land area 241 sq mi (624 sq km); total area: 267 sq mi (692.7 sq km) Population (2012 est.) 5,353,494 (growth rate: 1.993%); birth rate: 7.72/1000; infant mortality rate: 2.65/1000; life expectancy: 83.75 Monetary unit Singapore dollar


Languages

Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4% (2000). Ethnicity/race Mestizo 70%, Amerindian and mixed (West Indian) 14%, white 10%, Indian 6% Religions Buddhist 43%, Islam 15%, Taoist 9%, Hindu 4%, Catholic 5%, other Christian 10%, none 15% (2000) Literacy rate 93% (2003 est.)

Economic summary

GDP/PPP (2011 est.): $318.9 billion; per capita $60,500. Real growth rate: 4.9%. Inflation: 5.2%. Unemployment: 2% (2011). Arable land: 1.47%.

Agriculture

Rubber, copra, fruit, orchids, vegetables; poultry, eggs; fish, ornamental fish. Labor force: 3.075 million (2010 est.); agriculture .1%; industry 30.2%; services 69.7 (2010).

Industries

Electronics, chemicals, financial services, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, rubber processing and rubber products, processed food and beverages, ship repair, offshore platform construction, life sciences.

Natural resources:

Fish, deepwater ports. Exports: $414.8 billion (2011 est.): machinery and equipment, mineral fuels, chemicals, foodstuffs.

Communications:

Telephones: main lines in use: 1.984 million (2010); mobile cellular: 7.307 million (2010). Radio broadcast stations: AM 0, FM 18 (2008). Television broadcast stations: 8 (2008). Televisions: 1.33 million (1997). Internet Hosts: 1.932 million (2010). Internet users: 3.235 million (2009).

Transportation:

Railways: total: 38.6 km. Highways: total: 3,356 km; paved: 3,356 km (including 161 km of expressways). Ports and harbors: Singapore. Airports: 9 (2012).

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